KSTP Sports/Associated Press
Created: November 19, 2020 03:43 PM
Georgia coach Tom Crean only had new Timberwolves wing Anthony Edwards for one season. But he saw plenty to be convinced that Edwards has a chance to be a special NBA player.
***Click the video box above to watch Crean talk to reporters about Edwards from Thursday morning***
The 6-foot-5 Edwards was the nation's freshman scoring leader at 19.1 points per game in 2019-20 for the Bulldogs before the pandemic halted the season. The 19-year-old native of Atlanta has sharp long-range shooting touch, an ability to score off the dribble and a nose for driving to the basket, plenty to overshadow his uneven one-and-done college season.
''We really challenged him on who he's been to this point and what he's going to become into the future,'' president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas said. ''The passion for who he wants to become is something that we're excited about.''
Edwards said he had a feeling a couple of months ago he could be the first pick and then met recently with Wolves officials.
''The energy they bring, it made me feel like I was headed to be the best player that ever played basketball,'' Edwards said.
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