NBA Draft: Edwards, Wiseman, Ball Headline 2020 Class

Jonathan Grant | November 19th, 2020

The 2020 NBA Draft is officially in the books… finally. Scheduled to be held months ago, it took place on Wednesday night, virtually, of course, and the results came out about as expected. The Minnesota Timberwolves, for seemingly the umpteenth time, were up to #1, and with the top choice, they ended up taking Anthony Edwards from Georgia. The guard was the most prolific freshman in the country last season, scoring 19.1 points per game.

LA Times

He will join the likes of Karl-Anthony Towns and D’Angelo Russell as the T-Wolves hope they can find a formula for success at last. The second pick ended up being short-lived Memphis center James Wiseman, and he will be joining up with the Golden State Warriors following their horror season last year. He played just three games due to NCAA eligibility problems, a suspension, and ultimately his decision not to return and work toward the Draft. The third choice, landing in Charlotte with the Hornets, was Lamelo Ball, the brother of Lonzo and the son of controversial Lavar Ball. Ball has taken a unique path in recent years, forgoing college to play in all sorts of leagues across the globe. Most recently, he played 12 games for the Illawarra Hawks in Australia, averaging 17 points a game. Whether or not he can help the Hornets is a big question, as the team has routinely struggled for relevance in the league for years now.

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