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Anthony Edwards declares for NBA draft: ‘I think I should go number No. 1, no doubt’

Georgia star Anthony Edwards

ATHENS, GA - FEBRUARY 19: Anthony Edwards #5 of the Georgia Bulldogs looks on during a game against the Auburn Tigers at Stegeman Coliseum on February 19, 2020 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)

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With the NBA on hiatus and considering permanently shifting its calendar, the draft process is in flux.

Will prospects have opportunities to work out for teams? Will the combine and other pre-draft events be held? When will the draft be?

No matter how those questions get answered, there’s a place for a high-end prospect like Anthony Edwards.

Evan Daniels of 247Sports:

Potential No. 1 pick and Georgia standout Anthony Edwards is entering the NBA Draft, he tells 247Sports.
“I think I should go number one, no doubt,” Edwards told 247Sports. “That’s the only place I think I should go.”

Edwards is a strong and athletic scoring guard. He powerfully attacks the basket and makes plenty of difficult shots from the perimeter. It’s easy to project him as an NBA star with that skill set.

Edwards also has all the tools to defend well. He has even shown he can do it. That’s just not a consistent aspect of his game.

It’d be nice if Edwards shot more dependably on 3-pointers. His shot selection needs improvement, though that could be a product of his situation. Either way, Edwards must adjust to playing with better teammates, not just taking over the offense.

As is, Edwards looks like the most likely No. 1 pick in a wide-open 2020 NBA draft. But other prospects – including LaMelo Ball, Deni Avdija and James Wiseman – can also make cases.