Timberwolves Select Edwards With No. 1 Pick In Delayed NBA Draft
BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer - The Minnesota Timberwolves selected Georgia freshman guard Anthony Edwards on with the No. 1 pick in the delayed NBA draft.
Edwards became the 11th straight one-and-done player to be the No. 1 pick, coming in a year where there was no clear obvious choice. He averaged 19.1 points for the Bulldogs, tops among all freshman. Commissioner Adam Silver announced the pick from ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut.
The draft was originally scheduled for June 25 before multiple delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic pushed it back out and out of its usual home at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
The Timberwolves tweeted a series of items after announcing the pick, including the video of the announcement itself and his reaction: