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UPDATE: 5-star basketball prospect Anthony Edwards chooses Georgia over FSU


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2/11 Update: As expected, Edwards opted to remain in Georgia, committing to UGA today. The Bulldogs are 10-13, 1-9 in the SEC, and 114th in the latest NET Rankings.

2/7 Update: Edwards has canceled his visit to FSU, and it appears to be a done deal that he’ll sign with Georgia on Monday.

2/4 Update: Reports are that Anthony Edwards will announce his college decision on Monday, February 11th at 9:00 AM. Edwards is still scheduled to visit Florida State this weekend, when the Seminoles host the Louisville Cardinals. We tend to think that this is good news, as long as Edwards still visits FSU. After all, why take the visit if you’re going elsewhere? And if you’re not going to visit, why wouldn’t you announce sooner?

1/31 Update: Things may be looking even better for Florida State basketball with regard to five-star shooting guard Anthony Edwards, as reported by Evan Daniels, of 247 Sports. The nation’s No. 2 composite player, Edwards had narrowed his schools to Florida State, Georgia, Kentucky, and North Carolina. Edwards was supposed to visit UNC early this week, but according to Daniels, Edwards has canceled that visit, while still planning to head to Tallahassee this weekend for the Seminoles’ home game against Louisville.

The top shooting guard in the 2019 recruiting class, Anthony Edwards now has more stars in his ranking than schools left on his ever-dwindling shortlist. And Florida State is one of them. Edwards (6’5, 215) attends Holy Sprit Preparatory School in Atlanta, GA and is the No. 1 ranked player coming out of Georgia, as well as the No. 2 overall player for this year’s recruiting class.

Last November, Edwards (AKA “Ant Man”) named his top eight, which included Duke, Florida State, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan State, North Carolina, and UCLA. About a month later, Edwards narrowed that list to five by axing Duke, Michigan State, and UCLA.

And now that list is down to four, with the Jayhawks having fallen by the wayside and FSU, UGA, Kentucky, and UNC remaining. Edwards has already taken official visits to see the Bulldogs and Wildcats, and he’ll take an official to check out the Tar Heels early next week. Next Saturday, he was supposed to head to Lawrence, KS, but instead, he’s rescheduled that official visit for Tallahassee and Florida State, per 247.

Obviously, this is huge news for the Seminoles, who lost out on five-star recruit Andrew Wiggins when he opted for Kansas over FSU in 2013. It’s also clutch that the ’Noles, thought to be leading for Edwards, are getting his final official visit. He’ll be in attendance for No. 25 Florida State’s home contest against No. 15 Louisville on February 9th.