Anthony Edwards, the potential No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft, has signed with Klutch Sports Group.
Edwards had previously signed with Omar Wilkes of Octagon in late March, but last week ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Wilkes had agreed to become the head of basketball for Klutch Sports. That allowed Rich Paul to expand his scope as the company’s CEO.
Wilkes also represents Trae Young and Cam Reddish of the Atlanta Hawks and OG Anunoby of the Toronto Raptors.
Young has also officially joined Klutch, which also represents LeBron James, Ben Simmons, Anthony Davis and Draymond Green. James, Simmons and Davis were all No. 1 picks.
The 6-foot-5 Edwards is currently the projected No. 1 pick in the Draft, per ESPN.com, ahead of center James Wiseman and wing Isaac Okoro.
“One of the youngest players in the draft, Edwards turned in an up-and-down season that featured some incredible highs and head-scratching lows,” ESPN’s Mike Schmitz wrote. “Scouts would like to have seen more efficiency and defensive intensity, but when he was fully engaged, he looked like the clear No. 1 pick. In a draft that lacks starpower at the top, Edwards has arguably the most complete resume and should be considered the front-runner to hear his name called first.”
Edwards averaged 19.1 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.8 assists in his lone season playing for coach Tom Crean at Georgia.