Georgia basketball: Anthony Edwards wins SEC Freshman of the Week

After a pair of big games, Georgia basketball freshman Anthony Edwards earned the SEC Freshman of the Week award.

Anthony Edwards‘ huge week earned him the attention of the SEC.

The conference recently named the future NBA lottery pick its Freshman of the Week after two games in which Edwards combined to score 62 points. Georgia basketball split the two games, but were in positions to win late because of Edwards.

On Wednesday, Edwards scored 36 points on the South Carolina Gamecocks in a 94-90 loss in overtime. If not for several teammates fouling out, Edwards’ 36 points could have been enough to win. He added seven rebounds, four assists and four steals and shot 10-of-12 from the free throw line.

On Saturday, Edwards scored 26 in a 99-89 win over Arkansas. Edwards finished the game by scoring nine points and accounting for three more via an assist in the last two minutes. He added seven boards against the Razorbacks.

Edwards still has two more regular season games as a Georgia Bulldog, but he already has 573 career points and 158 total rebounds. He averages 19.8 points per game and 5.4 boards per game. Out of 155 free throws, he’s sunk 120 shots. Edwards has appeared and started in all 29 games this season, despite playing three games with the flu. With 943 minutes played, he’s averaging 32.5 minutes per game.

Edwards and the Bulldogs host Florida this Wednesday. The Bulldogs can still possibly earn a first round bye in the SEC Tournament, but Georgia needs to win out. The Bulldogs lost the first game to Florida 81-75 after leading by 22 points early in the second half. The regular season ends Saturday at LSU.