The early discussion among scouts for the title of top 2020 NBA draft prospect has begun. North Carolina's Cole Anthony is a popular mention, and Memphis' James Wiseman has support, as well.
Neither stretch nor spark the imagination like Georgia freshman Anthony Edwards, though.
Only a select few NBA players who play predominantly at shooting guard possess Edwards' 6'5" size and 225-pound frame. He won't even turn 19 until after the 2020 draft. Explosive athleticism enhances his physical profile a notch further.
But credit gradual skill development for his rise and transformation from attacker and dunker to advanced shot-creator, three-level scorer and capable playmaker.
He's steadily moved up rankings since his second year of high school, and his reputation took off midway through 2018 during the Under Armour Association. He capped off April's session with a 43-point performance before eventually going on to win UAA MVP later in the summer with Atlanta Xpress.