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Anthony Edwards says he almost committed to Kentucky over Georgia

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Edwards opened up on why he ultimately chose UGA over Kentucky in an interview with Bleacher Report.

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There’s a chance the first pick in the 2020 NBA Draft will come from the SEC but not the Kentucky Wildcats.

Former Georgia Bulldogs star Anthony Edwards is atop many NBA mock draft projections after one season in Athens that saw him average 19.1 points per game with 5.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists.

While Edwards ended up playing his college basketball at Georgia, the former five-star recruit says Kentucky was nearly the school he ended up calling home for a season.

In an interview with Bleacher Report, Edwards was asked if he thought about choosing a blue blood program over his home state Bulldogs and answered by discussing how Kentucky was almost his pick.

“When I went on my official visit to Kentucky, it was exciting, Edwards said. “I mean, who don’t want to play in Rupp Arena? So I was like...man, I think this is where I should go.”

He went onto explain that he chose Georgia after enjoying his unofficial visit in which he watched the Bulldogs upset the Texas Longhorns in the 2019 Big 12/SEC challenge and that he wanted to spend more time with his newborn nephew.

Watch the full interview with Edwards below.

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