Many sources such as Bleacher Report and NBC sports have already forecasted that the Warriors will take Edwards with their first-round pick. He may very well end up being that, but his sky-high expectations have helped hype him up as a potential first overall pick.
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The 6-foot-5 guard from Georgia made his mark on the SEC before declaring for the draft. Leading the SEC with most games played (32), Edwards tabbed stats like most field goal attempts and second in the SEC for field goals.
Points-wise, he was second in the SEC with 610 points. One of Edwards’ strengths is he is not afraid to shoot his shot, and at least on Georgia, he wasn’t afraid to pull it often. You have to shoot make it, but preferably the Warriors would’ve like to see more of those go in.
Edwards is not afraid to attempt from inside and outside of the arc, and his three-point shooting is one upside he does have.
On top of his stats, Edwards amassed SEC awards including: SEC All-Freshman team, All-SEC 2nd team, and SEC Rookie of the year.
However, with Andrew Wiggins on the roster, Edwards’ sky-high ceiling is counterbalanced by a fulfilled need, one reason he drops in as our third most-coveted prospect.