Georgia basketball has now officially added the best basketball prospect in school history in Anthony Edwards. Wednesday marks the first day that 2019 college basketball recruits who did not sign their letter of intent in the fall can do so.
Edwards is the nation’s No. 2 overall prospect for the 2019 class. The 6-foot-5 combo guard is also the top player in the state and the top guard in the 2019 class. The Atlanta native committed to the Bulldogs back in February. And he’s made it very clear that he is very excited to be a Georgia Bulldog.
Once Edwards signs, he will officially be the highest rated player to ever sign with Georgia basketball. The previous holder of that title was Lou Williams, but he ultimately passed on coming to Georgia and went straight to the NBA from high school.
Edwards is the first McDonald’s All-American to sign with Georgia since Kentavious Caldwell-Pope did so in 2011. Caldwell-Pope is also the last 5-star recruit to play for the Bulldogs.
Edwards’ game has gotten comparisons to NBA MVP James Harden. And if Edwards lives up to that hype, there’s a chance he can lead Georgia to its first NCAA tournament appearance since the 2014-15 season. The Bulldogs went 11-21 in Crean’s first season in Athens.
“My role is going to be play-making and being the best teammate I can be,” Edwards said following the McDonald’s All-American Game in March. “I showed (Wednesday night) I can pass, shoot, pull up, dunk ….. whatever people think I’ve got to show them, that’s cool.”
Georgia announced the signing of Christian Brown on Wednesday. He is the No. 62 player in the class. Georgia previously signed Jaykwon Walton and Toumani Camara. All four of Georgia’s projected signee are rated as top-100 players in the 247Sports Composite rankings. Georgia’s 2019 recruiting class is rated No. 7 in the country, and still has room to add more signees.