Former Georgia star Anthony Edwards receives NBA honor after averaging 24 points per game in March
Anthony Edwards is settling into the NBA season and finding his groove as he hits the season’s stretch run.
Edwards, the No. 1 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft to the Minnesota Timberwolves, was named a Rookie of the Month for the Western Conference alongside Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball for games played in March. Edwards led all rookies with 24.2 points per game in March to go along with 5.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.6 steals over 13 games with the Timberwolves.
He had the third-best scoring month among teenagers in league history, only behind Carmelo Anthony (27.1) and LeBron James (26.3).
Edwards scored 12 of his 24 points over the final 8 minutes on Wednesday and led a big rally by the Minnesota Timberwolves for a 102-101 victory over the New York Knicks.
“When he’s going downhill and he’s turning corners and getting to the heart of the defense, it lifts our entire team,” coach Chris Finch said, per the AP. “We don’t have a lot of guys that can get there, to be fair. We try to do it in other ways, but he’s one that has it and he’s got a special gift.”
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