No. 1 prospect Edwards declares for NBA draft

Georgia Bulldogs freshman guard Anthony Edwards, the No. 1 prospect on ESPN’s Draft Board, is entering the NBA draft, he said Friday.

“I just want to declare for the 2020 NBA draft,” Edwards told 24/7 Sports. “I think I should go No. 1, no doubt. That’s the only place I think I should go.”

Edwards has also signed with Octagon Basketball, the agency tweeted Friday. The firm also represents Giannis Antetokounmpo and Stephen Curry, among others.

Edwards, a versatile shooting guard, averaged 19.1 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.8 assists for the Bulldogs this season. He is the projected No. 1 pick in the latest mock draft by ESPN’s Jonathan Givony.

The 6-foot-5 freshman excelled in SEC play this season. In one four-game stretch, Edwards scored 36 points against South Carolina, 32 against Florida, 29 against Texas A&M and 26 against Arkansas.

The 18-year-old native of Atlanta has shown playmaking ability and good defensive skills

“I just feel like I got the physical tools,” Edwards told 24/7. “I feel like my body frame is already there and I’m going to stay in the gym and continue to get better.

“I thought I was going to be a football star. But I gave it my all and started working hard. I locked in and I guess we’re here now.”

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