Tom Crean explains why Anthony Edwards can be an NBA All-Star and All-Defensive player
Georgia freshman Anthony Edwards was fantastic during his 1 year with the Bulldogs in 2019-20, earning SEC Freshman of the Year honors.
Now, he’s off to the 2020 NBA Draft, where he has a real chance to be the No. 1 overall pick.
“(Edwards) did have a lot to learn and a lot to be more responsible for as a basketball player,” Crean said. “He worked really hard at that and he is one of the greatest teammates I have ever been around. In 20 years as a head coach and an assistant coach before that, he is one of the absolutely-most infectious personalities with his teammates. He wanted his teammates to be successful.”
Crean added that Edwards still hasn’t reached his full potential, but if he does, the NBA accolades should start to pile up quickly:
“He is going to have to develop because he is 18 years of age,” Crean said. “But at the same time, physically and all those different things, he is going to be ready to play in the NBA. He will just have a lot that he has to get better at as he goes through it. If he does, he is going to be a very young All-Star and very young All-Defensive team guy.”
The NBA Draft likely won’t happen as scheduled next month, so we’ll have to see how long Edwards has to wait before he finally hears his name called. It’s safe to say Crean expects big things from his former Bulldog star.