Georgia guard Anthony Edwards averaged 19.1 points and 5.2 rebounds this season. Stephen Lew-USA TODAY 

It has been a foregone conclusion over the past year or so that former Memphis center James Wiseman would go No. 1 overall in the 2020 NBA Draft.

Fresh off a drama-filled season between Wiseman and the NCAA that saw him compete in just three games, that might no longer be the case.

Georgia guard Anthony Edwards has risen up draft boards in recent months after a sensational freshman season with the Bulldogs. 

He’s now favored to be the first pick once the NBA Draft comes calling.

Odds via SportsBetting.ag:

  • Anthony Edwards: -150
  • James Wiseman: +175
  • LaMelo Ball: +400
  • Cole Anthony: +600
  • Deni Avdija: +600

That’s a pretty big margin between Edwards and Wiseman. It could also have something to do with recency bias. Wiseman averaged 19.7 points and 10.7 rebounds in limited action with the Tigers. Meanwhile, Edwards shot a surprisingly low 40 percent from the field as a freshman.

We do have Edwards being one of the top players selected should the draft take place as scheduled in June. Wiseman is right up there, too.

Based on team records prior to the NBA season being suspended, the Golden State Warriors could very well earn the first pick. That would shake up the odds a bit, with fellow guards Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson already on their roster.

This article first appeared on Sportsnaut and was syndicated with permission.


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