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5 - Anthony Edwards

6-4, 210 Shooting Guard
GEORGIA_65.GIF Georgia Freshman
Birthday
08/05/01 (18.3 yrs)
Hometown
Atlanta, GA
High School
Holy Spirit
Athleticism
9
Size
8
Defense
8
Strength
9
Quickness
8
Leadership
8
Jump Shot
8
NBA Ready
8
Ball Handling
8
Potential
9
Passing
7
Intangibles
8

NBA Comparison: Dwyane Wade/Donovan Mitchell

Strengths: 6’4 combo guard with elite level athleticism … Shows a good feel for the game and competitiveness … Good size and length for position with a 6’9 wingspan and 8’4 standing reach … Strong build. At 17, already has an NBA body … Uses his strength well and should be able to add additional strength … Finishes well with contact and can bully smaller guards … High-level athleticism, good body control, and hang time … Has a quick first step … Gets to the rim and throws down dunks in traffic … Gets going down hill with a dribble drive and finishes well with either hand … Natural scoring ability … Shoots well from three and can shoot from NBA range … Needs just a little bit of space to get his shot off … Adept ballhandler and drives with either hand … Keeps his head up and has good court vision … Reads double teams well … Passes out of drives … Good rebounder for his position … Good tools and athleticism defensively …  Blocks shots well for a guard … Makes the game look easy … Good competitor and doesn’t lack for confidence … Youth is on his side. One of the youngest incoming freshmen, won’t turn 18 until August, 2019 …

Weaknesses: Can improve as a free throw shooter. Shot just 58.3% FT% over the Under Armour Association in 2018 … Solid playmaker but has room to improve if he’s going to play both guard positions in the NBA … Can work on limiting turnovers … Can improve midrange scoring, tends to utilize deep threes or getting all the way to the rim … Doesn’t really pick his spots as a midrange shooter or show much of a floater … For someone who can get to the rim and challenge the help defender, he settles for a lot of deep, contested shots … Can learn to incorporate more movement when playing off the ball … Should study players like Steph Curry on how to use constant movement and coming off off of screens to set up shots …

High School: Finished fourth over the Under Armour Association in scoring with 20.4 points per game while shooting a ninth best 52.3% FG% in 2018. Led the NBPA Top 100 in scoring with 17.6 points per game while shooting 56.5% FG% in 2018 … Shot a fourth best 47.4% 3P% on 5.7 attempts per game over the Under Armour Association in 2018 … Averaged four assists, one steal,  5.5 rebounds, 0.9 blocks, 2.8 turnovers per game over the Under Armour Association in 2018 …

Notes: Native of Atlanta, Georgia … Incoming Georgia freshman … Scored 12 points in the 2019 McDonald’s All-American Game … Scored 21 points in the 2019 Jordan Brand Classic … Played in the 2017 Underclassmen All-American Game …

Evan Tomes 7/17/19

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