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Anthony Edwards Continues Tom Crean's Top-5 Pick Parade

November 18, 2020

Anthony Edwards is not the first top-5 pick that Tom Crean coached in college. 

Edwards was drafted first overall in the 2020 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night, making him the highest pick ever to come out of Athens. 

Crean landed Edwards in his second year as head coach of the Georgia Bulldogs. He is one of the most touted prospects ever to play at Georgia.

Crean has some experience dealing with ultra-talented players. 

He was the head coach at Marquette when Dwyane Wade played there, and he coached Victor Oladipo at Indiana. They were the fifth and second picks in their repsective draft classes. 

The difference: Edwards entered college as a much higher recruit than them. The other two players earned in in college. For years, it has seem like a sure thing that Edwards would make it to the league. 

“He (Crean) told me I came in as developed as they were when they left,” Edwards said.

That’s high praise from someone who has been coaching for a long time and seen a lot of talent. 

Edwards, the top pick, has high potential to be an offensive star in the league and has continued to keep in touch with Crean during the pre-draft process. 

Now, the Timberwolves await.

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