The 2020 NBA draft will be held virtually on November 18. Teams are deciding who they think will be the best fit for their team. Recently, Klutch Sports Group had a Pro Day featuring Anthony Edwards and Tyrese Maxey.
Anthony Edwards had an impressive freshman season in college
Out of high school, Edwards was a McDonald’s All-American and earned USA Today All-USA first-team honors. When Edwards joined the basketball team at Georgia, he immediately made an impact. Edwards led all freshmen in scoring, averaging 19.1 points per game. He finished the 2019-20 season with 610 points, ranking No. 7 on Georgia’s single-season scoring list.
Edwards emerged as the leader on the Georgia team and he started to gain a lot of recognition throughout the season. In his first college game, he scored 24 points and had nine rebounds. The 6-foot-5 guard had a mature game to him. He knew how to score in multiple ways, and he did his best to put his team in positions to win games.
After an impressive performance in his first season, Edwards was named the SEC Freshman of the Year. He became the first Georgia player to win the award since it was created in 2001. He also was one of five finalists for the Jerry West National Shooting Guard of the Year Award. In one year, Edwards made a name for himself and became a top NBA prospect.
Breaking down Anthony Edwards’ game
It won’t be long until Edwards makes his NBA debut for the 2020-21 season. He’s been in numerous discussions regarding the No. 1 pick. All signs say that he is ready for the NBA, and he has the potential to have a successful NBA career. According to a report on Edwards from nba.com, there are many strengths to his game. In the report, it said that Edwards, “an explosive offensive player who showed the ability to light up the scoreboard with his combination of strength, athleticism, and shooting ability during his freshman season at Georgia.”
Though he is one of the youngest prospects in the draft, Edwards shows a lot of maturity on the court. His game will only get better with time and experience. One skill that the report highlighted was Edwards’ speed and explosiveness. That will work out well for him in the league, especially if he can use it the right way. While he was in college, he gave scouts something to keep a close eye on, and now he’s going to make his dream come true playing in the NBA.
LeBron James and other NBA players checking out Edwards
James and other NBA players wanted the opportunity to see a couple of future NBA players. Edwards made sure to put on a performance in front of the 2020 NBA champion and Finals MVP. With James in the crowd, Edwards went through a series of drills, displaying his talent.
The Pro Day was televised on ESPN2, so the entire world could watch Edwards and Tyrese Maxey. James and the other NBA players who attended the Pro Day wanted to get an up-close and personal look at Edwards and Maxey.