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Anthony Edwards reclassifies, becomes No. 1 recruit in 2019 class

Photo: Alyssa Trofort/Under Armour

Photo: Alyssa Trofort/Under Armour

Move aside, James Wiseman; there’s a new No. 1 recruit in the 2019 class. According to Evan Daniels, five-star guard Anthony Edwards has reclassified from 2020 to 2019, and yes, he’s considering Kentucky.

“Kentucky is just a great school and a great program with a great fan base and stuff like that,” he told Daniels.

Edwards says he has offers from Florida State, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan State and North Carolina. He averaged 21 points and 6.1 rebounds on the Under Armour circuit last summer. He usurped Wiseman as the top player in the 2019 class in 247 Sports’ rankings, which Brian Snow said wasn’t even a debate.

Edwards has the ability to pull up from 25 feet and be a weapon shooting, he can attack off the rim and take advantage of smaller or slower defenders, and then also he is a good passer when the opportunity presents itself.

What is somewhat surprising about Edwards is how explosive he is as an athlete. Edwards has a thick frame that makes you think he is going to only be average as an athlete, but that is definitely not the case. He finishes well above the rim, can move his feet on defense, and has a dynamic first step.

Quite simply the scoring ability, and potential in every other aspect of the game, combined with the high motor he brings basically every time he is out on the court, makes Edwards the No. 1 prospect in the class of 2019.

Sounds like the ideal Calipari guard to me. Watch him work:

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19 Comments for Anthony Edwards reclassifies, becomes No. 1 recruit in 2019 class



  1. StuckinLville
    11:54 am November 20, 2018 Permalink

    Thought Cole was the best pg in high school? Guess not.



    • jrdh13
      12:21 pm November 20, 2018 Permalink

      this guy is a two.



    • StuckinLville
      12:34 pm November 20, 2018 Permalink

      Still someone we won’t get.



    • Jiminy Crickets
      2:17 pm November 20, 2018 Permalink

      Cole was “best PG regardless of class” all the way up till it became clear he’s not interested in UK, and likely to go to UNC/Duke. Now it’s the new and shiny toy



  2. Matty Arbuckle
    11:58 am November 20, 2018 Permalink

    I hope his nickname is Goose. Because his name is Anthony Edwards.



  3. tdub
    12:00 pm November 20, 2018 Permalink

    Holy crap!



    • Bill3
      12:08 pm November 20, 2018 Permalink

      This is the one I want. No question.



  4. BBNBRIAN
    12:31 pm November 20, 2018 Permalink

    I would love to get this kid, but do we really need another guard on our roster for next year?



    • JASUN74
      4:49 pm November 20, 2018 Permalink

      Yes!! Yes we do!!! Lol. You take this kid no matter who’s on your roster.



  5. clarks
    12:35 pm November 20, 2018 Permalink

    guard play is what wins in college



  6. clarks
    12:35 pm November 20, 2018 Permalink

    just look at villanova



  7. UKantstopus
    12:38 pm November 20, 2018 Permalink

    May not need another guard but you take this kid… We talk about needing elite talent, that’s him…



  8. MadScientist
    12:47 pm November 20, 2018 Permalink

    I absolutely want this guy on my team, give me players that can shoot any day! Basketball is changing, just look at Golden State and Villanova.



  9. Ridge Runner
    1:22 pm November 20, 2018 Permalink

    His comments on the other schools were more in depth than his comment for us. Hope that’s not an omen.



  10. World Wide Wes
    1:38 pm November 20, 2018 Permalink

    He’s not playing in the same backcourt as Maxey.



  11. GACATFAN
    1:44 pm November 20, 2018 Permalink

    His nickname is Antman. I have seen him play several
    times. He can light it up from outside. Can be a shutdown defender if he chooses. Usually plays at half pace because he’s so much better than everyone on the floor. Played with Dakari Johnson’s brother in high school the last 2 years. They beat our high school team in the state championship game the last two years as well.



  12. Randall lee
    1:56 pm November 20, 2018 Permalink

    Crystal ball has him 100 for Florida st.



  13. BigolBlue
    2:27 pm November 20, 2018 Permalink

    He aint coming to uk so theres that



  14. davis2319
    2:57 pm November 20, 2018 Permalink

    Damn that kid is nasty. Wiseman woke up as the # 1 recruit and is going to bed as the # 2. That kid is truly the prize of the class!