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UK Basketball Recruiting: Anthony Edwards cuts list and Kentucky still in the mix

Shortly before the No. 1 overall recruit in the 2019 class, James Wiseman, verbally committed to Memphis on Tuesday, he technically became the second-ranked recruit in the class.

That is because Anthony Edwards, formerly a 2020 recruit, reclassified to the 2019 class and instantly became the top dawg in this high school senior class; in the 24/7 Sports recruiting charts that is.

A star-studded shooting guard from Atlanta, Edwards already has his top five schools narrowed down, according to Evan Daniels:

Making the cut were the Florida State Seminoles (who may be considered the favorites in this current moment), Michigan State Spartans, Georgia Bulldogs, UCLA Bruins, North Carolina Tar Heels, Duke Blue Devils, Kansas Jayhawks, and of course, the Kentucky Wildcats.

“Kentucky is in the mix. He says they’ve made him a priority,” said Daniels in a recent interview with the Herald-Leader. “I think they’ll push to get a visit, and we’ll see where it goes from there. Anything other than that is just speculation at this point.”

Kentucky pushing for Edwards should come as no surprise, especially after losing out on James Wiseman and Vernon Carey Jr. recently. Kentucky hasn’t landed a true top-five recruit since Skal Labissiere, and Edwards could end that slump.

Edwards has legitimate skills at the two guard spot with an already bulky and built frame that is necessary to be a successful NBA two guard. Very similar to James Harden in physique and skill, this is the guy that should be at the very top of John Calipari’s recruiting priorities.

Nobody should expect any sort of decision or anything from Edwards until the next signing period, which won’t be for a while considering that the early signing period just ended. Though Kentucky’s class with Tyrese Maxey, Khalil Whitney and Dontaie Allen is backcourt loaded, the addition of Edwards could make it one to be reckoned with in college hoops next year.

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