ATLANTA — Anthony “Antman” Edwards had a message for the collegiate basketball world following his scintillating performance in the McDonald’s All-American Game on Wednesday night.
“Stop sleeping on Georgia,” Edwards said after scoring 12 points with 3 assists, 2 rebounds and a blocked shot in the East’s 115-100 win over the West in State Farm Arena.
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“I would hope you guys think we’ll be in the NCAA tournament next year,” Edwards said, asked about expectations for UGA basketball next season. “I just know we’re going to have a very athletic team.”
Edwards, from is one of four Top 100 recruits in Coach Tom Crean’s 2019 class, as he’ll make it official at a signing ceremony on April 17.
“My role is going to be play-making and being the best teammate I can be,” Edwards said. “I showed (Wednesday night) I can pass, shoot, pull up, dunk ….. whatever people think I’ve got to show them, that’s cool.”
Edwards has one more all-star game yet to play, on April 20 in Las Vegas, Nev., in the Jordan Brand Classic.
Anthony “Ant Man” Edwards