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Anthony Edwards is the nation's No. 2 overall player.

College basketball world reacts to Georgia landing 5-star prospect Anthony Edwards

Georgia basketball landed its best recruit in the history of the program on Monday, as 5-star guard Anthony Edwards committed to Tom Crean and the Bulldogs.

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Edwards, who announced his decision in front of his school, is the nation’s No. 2 overall prospect and the No. 1 player in the state of Georgia according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. Should he sign with Georgia, he would be the first to do since Kentavious Caldwell-Pope did so back in 2011.

With Edwards now in the class, and both Nicolas Claxton and Rayshaun Hammonds returning for the 2019-20 season, Georgia should have a very good shot of making the NCAA tournament for the first time since the 2014-15 season. Of course, Ben Simmons and Markelle Fultz both missed the NCAA tournament despite being No. 1 overall picks.

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