Basketball Wiretap

Anthony Edwards Commits To Georgia

Feb 11, 2019 10:34 AM

Anthony Edwards has committed to Georgia.

Edwards is ranked as the No. 5 prospect in the incoming class of 2019. In a recent ESPN mock draft for 2020, Edwards is selected No. 2 behind Jaden McDaniels.

"The reason I picked the University of Georgia is because it's my home school," Edwards told ESPN's Paul Biancardi. "I want to put the state school back on the basketball map. Tom Crean is a great dude, and I believe in him coaching me and developing me. On my visit we watched film together, and he talks with so much energy."

Jeff Borzello/ESPN

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Scottie Pippen: Zion Williamson Best NBA Prospect Since Jordan

Feb 3, 2019 1:55 PM

Scottie Pippen told ESPN he thought that Zion Williamson was the best NBA prospect since Michael Jordan.

Pippen added that Williamson is a game-changer whose physicality reminded him of Charles Barkley.

“I think he’s going to be a different player. I think he’s going to be a game-changer. And we’re going to see something special out of this kid. I think he’s sort of the Charles Barkley throwback that you’re not going to be able to match up with him, in terms of meeting his physicality that he’s going to bring to the game,” said Pippen. 

JD King/Duke Basketball Report

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Zion Williamson Wants To Get Drafted By 'Whoever Wants Me'

Jan 30, 2019 1:18 AM

Aware of the draft hype surrounding him, Zion Williamson said that he has no preference on what team picks him. 

“My college classmates let me know a lot. They’re like, ‘Zion, the Bulls want you, man. Like come here.’ And I’m like, ‘Dude, you don’t know that. You’re in college.’ They’re like, ‘Come to Cleveland. Come to LA.’ And I’m like, ‘Whoever wants me, that’s where I want to be at,'” said Williamson.

Williamson added that he doesn't watch a lot of NBA games, but does follow NBA Twitter.

“I do see a lot of people on Twitter saying stuff like that. It just cracks me up.”


Madeline Kenney/Chicago Sun-Times

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Trae Young Says He'll Be Better Than Luka Doncic In 5-10 Years

Jan 29, 2019 12:44 AM

Trae Young stated he was going to be a better player than Luka Doncic in the future.

The two were part of a draft day trade involving the Mavs and Hawks. 

"In my eyes, it's not a question -- it's going to be me. But that's just the competitive nature in my blood, and I think that's the no-brainer with me," when asked whether he or Doncic would be better in 5-10 years. 

Young added that the trade worked out for both teams.

"Luka's having a really good year so far. And for me, all I do is try to focus on myself and my team. I know it's easy to say, but I'm really dedicated to working extremely hard every day for my teammates and things like that. And I think at the end of the day it worked out for both teams. That's how I look at it. I mean, Luka's doing really well. I feel like I'm doing really well as well," added Young. 


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