Wolves take Edwards 1st; Wiseman, Ball go next

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Tim BontempsESPN

Five months later than originally scheduled, the Minnesota Timberwolves selected Anthony Edwards with the first pick of the 2020 NBA draft on Wednesday.

The Golden State Warriors took center James Wiseman with the No. 2 pick, and guard LaMelo Ball followed as the third pick to the Charlotte Hornets.

Edwards, a 6-foot-5, 220-pound guard from Atlanta who spent his lone collegiate season at Georgia, joins a young Timberwolves core led by star center Karl-Anthony Towns and point guard D’Angelo Russell. Edwards led all Division I freshmen with 19.1 points per game last season and was the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Year.

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Edwards joins Markelle Fultz as the only players in the lottery era to go No. 1 overall coming from a program with a record of .500 or worse in his final college season, according to Elias Sports Bureau research. The Bulldogs went 16-16, including 5-13 in the SEC.

“It is an indescribable feeling,” Edwards said on ESPN shortly after being selected. “My family is emotional. I feel like when I get off of here, I am going to be emotional. I am just blessed beyond measure

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