Anthony Edwards is a professional basketball player of the National Basketball Association. He is currently signed under the Minnesota Timberwolves as their shooting guard. Before starting his professional career in 2020, Edwards played for the Georgia Bulldogs during his collegiate years.
The young basketball player was born in bustling Atlanta in Georgia. He played cornerback, quarterback, and running back positions in football throughout his childhood and even made it as a team member to the Atlanta Vikings at the young age of 10. He also was a good baseball player. By ninth grade, he began to focus his attention on basketball after being influenced by his brothers. In high school, he became part of the basketball teams of Therrell High School and Holy Spirit Preparatory School. It was during his time at Holy Spirit when he earned several recognitions including MaxPreps All-American fourth team and USA Today All-USA first team. His basketball performance in high school earned him a five-star recruit rating by Rivals, ESPN, and 247 Sports.
Edwards made his debut with the University of Georgia Bulldogs on November 5, 2019. During his first year as a college basketball player, he earned several accolades including the SEC Freshman of the Year. He was also part of the finalists of the Jerry West Award. By March 20, 2020, he declared his intention in joining the NBA draft.
During the 2020 NBA Draft, Edwards became the Timberwolves’ number 1 overall pick during the first round. By December 23, 2020, he made his professional debut. By March 2021, he was recognized as one of the third youngest players in the history of the National Basketball Association to earn more than 40 points in a single game. Due to his impressive performance during his rookie year, he was recognized as part of the 2021 NBA All-Rookie First Team.
- 2019 McDonald’s All-American
- 2020 SEC Freshman of the Year
- 2020 Second-Team All-SEC
- 2021 NBA All-Rookie First Team