Anthony Edwards, who is ranked the #1 player in the 2019 class by some services, cut his final list to four and Kentucky made the cut.
Kentucky joins Florida State, Georgia, and North Carolina as the final contenders for the 6’5” shooting guard who reclassified from the 2020 class.
Edwards took a visit to Kentucky last week, and told Evan Daniels that he enjoyed his trip to Lexington.
“It was great,” Edwards told Daniels about the visit. “It was a great atmosphere, the game and the fans at the game kept saying ‘we want Ant.’ Coach Cal is a great dude. Kenny Payne is a great dude and I’m really close with Ashton [Hagans] and Tyler Herro.”
Hagans is of course also from Georgia.
Edwards said that during his meeting with John Calipari, Cal touted the success of players like De’Aaron Fox, Jamal Murray, Malik Monk, and others, telling Edwards that by coming to Kentucky, he could help Edwards achieve his dream.
Outside of being in a raucous Rupp Arena for the Kansas game and meeting with Calipari, Edwards also met with Mitch Barnhart and toured the campus and the dorms.
Edwards still has upcoming visits to UNC and Florida State, the perceived favorite in his recruitment.
Hopefully Kentucky can reel in Edwards and paired with Maxey, create arguably the best backcourt in college basketball next season.