Anthony Edwards is an American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves in the NBA. He played college basketball for the Georgia Bulldogs. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Edwards played football until the age of ten before transitioning to basketball after seeing his brothers play the sport. He plays the shooting guard position and started playing for Therrell high school, but he transferred to Holy spirit preparatory school after his success.
At the end of his senior season, Edwards was averaging 29 points, 9 rebounds, and 2 assists per game. He was rated a five-star recruit by major recruiting agencies and went on to play in the McDonald all-American game and the Jordan brand classic.
Anthony Edwards committed to Georgia because he wanted to play for coach Tom Crean, who coached two of his favorite players Dwyane Wade and Victor Oladipo. In his debut, he scored 24 points, nine rebounds, and four steals in a 91–72 win over Western Carolina. It was the most points by a Georgia freshman debutant since Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Dominique Wilkins in 1979. He scored a season-high 37 points, including 33 in the second half, and posted six rebounds, four steals, and three blocks in a 93–85 loss to third-ranked Michigan State at the Maui Invitational.
As a freshman, Edwards averaged 19.1 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 2.8 assists per game. He was the leading scorer for the team and was the top scorer nationally as well. Anthony Edwards earned the SEC freshman of the year award and was selected to all SEC 2nd team. He was also the finalist for the Jerry West award, which recognizes the best collegiate shooting guard. After his freshman season, Edwards declared for the NBA draft and was selected first overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2020 NBA draft.