What has not happened for a long time – so long as you doubt it would happen again – took place on Monday morning at a gymnasium on the north side. The best high school basketball player in Georgia told the world: "I'm going to Georgia."
And wait. If you are a bulldog, it gets better. Anthony Edwards, known as Ant-Man, is not just a top player in this country. He rated no. 1 from the sea to the shining sea. It's probably not going to be in Athens for a long time – NBAdraft.net designs it as the NBA 1st Sample in 2020, but even if it is only six months, these six months will change the dynamics of a program that is long-lasting.
Thomas Crean is the first season as a Georgian coach and he was worse than expected. His Bulldogs are 1
"It's all changing," said Winfred Jordan, who trained Edwards for AAU Atlanta Xpress. "This opens Georgia again (meaning Bulldogs) on the map."
Said D.A. Layne, Georgia's Aloe, played Wheeler High: "It's a game changer. Even if it were only one year, then dams will be opened.
Without closing the Fox epoch, a former Georgian trainer acted like an Atlantic AAU underneath him. Not accidentally, the state's model school was a little lucky in signing the best state prospects. When asked how the relationship with Fox was, Jordan picked up his fists and compressed them together. "That's great," he said.
Crean was long enough to realize that the great grooming of Georgia's work was not a "Classic City crime" in Athens or UGA itself. It was one of the most talented talents in the country's college. The reason why his first team is terrible is that Fox has been working a little for nine years. It should be noted that Anthony Edwards, 6-foot-4th protection.
Jordan said: "He can be the best player ever in Georgia."
Someone mentioned Dwight Howard and Kwame Brown, no. Also Bill Spivey and Walt Frazier and Dale Ellis and James Banks (UGA, not current Tech) and Kenny Walker and Terry Fair and Jeff Malone and Cedric Henderson and Pervis Ellison and Brian Oliver and Eric Manuel and Jeff Sheppard and Shareef Abdur- Rahim and Josh Smith and Lou Williams, Javaris Crittenton and Al-Farouq Amin and Derrick Favors and Jaylen Brown. Last June Pace Academy Wendell Carter and Pebblebrook Collin Sexton. Ashton Hagans of Newton High is the starting point for Kentucky, n. 5 teams.
Jordan said something historian about Peach's national basketball: "Anthony is definitely five."
Edwards can take pictures and manage it. He plays in a small private school, unlike Wheeler or Norcross, and he didn't include him until November 2019. you expect. "He visited Kentucky and the Duke and Kansas," Jordan said. "He could have gone to blueblood, but he needed (his years in Athens) as development."
Is perception – a heck, long-term reality – that Georgia is not among the upper crust? "I want to be my boyfriend," he said.
Assuming he complies with his commitment, he will by April. Can't sign a letter of intent – there will be more in Edwards. It will be a track. He will be the one who has outstripped the long reality of playing much smaller sports at UGA, and his presence alone will make Georgian basketball fit because he wasn't from Jim Harrick's. (Who should say that he had his own questions.) The last NCAA tournament Bulldogs won in 2002. In March, when Edwards approached his first birthday.
"He's good enough to leave his mark where he goes," Anderson said. "He is good enough to leave his mark on the sport."
Just as you know, Anderson is the granddaughter of Lefty Driesell, a newly-cut st. Tom McMillen and Len Elmore and Len Bias to Maryland. (Almost Moses Malone, too.) Anderson is not a very wild eye, who was too fascinated by the best players he trained. He sees all the way he was, and what he says is nothing more than every scout and employing analyst has said: "Ant-Man – Edwards itself wants Ant, FYI is a real deal."
Maybe you have problems with Georgia when the player is no longer long. If you do, you can also follow Mark Fox's other team. Crean has clearly shown that it is on the top talent market, and if this top talent goes one way or another … well, this is one season where people will talk about Georgian basketball, about which no one talks about 15 years ago. If Edward really gets into a big college and project project, he will be like a lighthouse for the great timers from this country that will come to him.
"It's huge for Georgia," said Anderson, a Georgian technician. (He played as a walk after Paul Hewitt.) And then: "One of the reasons Anthony fell with coach Crean is that he trained two of his favorite players," meaning Dwyane Wade, head of Crean-coached Marquette. 2003 Final Four and Victor Oladipo, who helped Crean's Indiana Hoosiers reach Sweet 16 in 2012 and 2013.
That's how it works. If players think you can get them into the NBA, they will come to play for you, and the big timers will attract more big timers, and the big timers will give you a serial winner. (There is a small John Calipari method). Tom Crean is just the beginning, but it's the best start.
Crean's newest signature is being employed, it should be said that dreaming is bigger than Sweet 16 or even Final Four. The next season he was asked to predict Georgian basketball, Edwards said: "National Championship."