By Emre Asikci
ISTANBUL (AA) – The Minnesota Timberwolves selected Anthony Edwards with the first pick of the 2020 NBA Draft early on Thursday.
“A dream come true. Honored to be here @timberwolves! Let's get to work,” the 19-year-old said on Instagram.
Edwards averaged 19.1 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 1.3 steals per game last season as a freshman at the Georgia Bulldogs.
The Golden State Warriors took the Memphis Tigers’ center James Wiseman – who averaged 19.7 points, 10.3 rebounds, and three blocks – with the second pick.
LaMelo Ball followed as the third pick of the draft to the Charlotte Hornets.
Ball, 19, averaged 17 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 6.8 assists per game for the Illawarra Hawks in Australia’s National Basketball League.
He is the younger brother of Lonzo Ball, who currently plays for the New Orleans Pelicans.
- 2020 NBA Draft
|1||Anthony Edwards||Minnesota Timberwolves|
|2||James Wiseman||Golden State Warriors|
|3||LaMelo Ball||Charlotte Hornets|
|4||Patrick Williams||Chicago Bulls|
|5||Isaac Okoro||Cleveland Cavaliers|
|6||Onyeka Okongwu||Atlanta Hawks|
|7||Killian Hayes||Detroit Pistons|
|8||Obi Toppin||New York Knicks|
|9||Deni Avdija||Washington Wizards|
|10||Jalen Smith||Phoenix Suns|
|11||Devin Vassell||San Antonio Spurs|
|12||Tyrese Haliburton||Sacramento Kings|
|13||Kira Lewis||New Orleans Pelicans|
|14||Aaron Nesmith||Boston Celtics|
|15||Cole Anthony||Orlando Magic|
|16||Isaiah Stewart||Houston Rockets - reportedly traded to the Pistons after first being dealt to the Rockets|
|17||Aleksej Pokusevski||Minnesota Timberwolves - reportedly traded to the Thunder|
|18||Josh Green||Dallas Mavericks|
|19||Saddiq Bey||Brooklyn Nets - reportedly traded to the Pistons after first being dealt to the Clippers|
|20||Precious Achiuwa||Miami Heat|
|21||Tyrese Maxey||Philadelphia 76ers|
|22||Zeke Nnaji||Denver Nuggets|
|23||Leandro Bolmaro||New York Knicks - reportedly traded to the Timberwolves|
Milwaukee Bucks - reportedly traded to the Nuggets after first being dealt to the Pelicans
|25||Immanuel Quickley||Oklahoma City Thunder - reportedly traded to the Knicks after first being dealt to the Timberwolves|
|26||Payton Pritchard||Boston Celtics|
|27||Udoka Azubuike||Utah Jazz|
|28||Jaden McDaniels||Los Angeles Lakers - reportedly traded to the Timberwolves after first being dealt to the Thunder|
|29||Malachi Flynn||Toronto Raptors|
|30||Desmond Bane||Boston Celtics - reportedly traded to the Grizzlies|