Anthony Edwards claimed it was an "indescribable feeling" after he was selected as the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves. Edwards, who spent his lone collegiate season with the Georgia Bulldogs, joins All Star duo Karl-Anthony Towns and D'Angelo Russell in Minnesota as the Timberwolves hope those three will form a Big Three and lead the organization to great success.
"It is an indescribable feeling," Edwards said on ESPN shortly after being selected. "My family is emotional. I feel like when I get off of here, I am going to be emotional. I am just blessed beyond measure to be in this situation."
James Wiseman selected after Edwards
The Golden State Warriors, who had the league-worst record when the NBA was suspended in Mid-March, used their No. 2 pick to select center Wiseman out of the Memphis Tigers. "It's great in terms of my concept because I can be able to learn, be able to grow my game, being able to adapt in that type of environment, which I can," Wiseman said.
"And just going in there and just learning, just helping grow my game. ... I just had to bust out in tears because I've been through a lot of adversity in my life. But I'm ready to go into Golden State with a great mindset, with a different mindset, ready to go in there and just learn as much as possible, grow my game and just adapt and just work my tail off."
Wiseman claims he already had a great relationship with Warriors superstar Stephen Curry. "I have a great relationship with Steph," Wiseman said. "Obviously, I went to his camp, so he taught me a lot. When I was in high school, he taught me a lot about the game of basketball, gave me a lot of information.
I actually took a picture with him, so that's my guy." Meanwhile, the Charlotte Hornets selected LaMelo Ball at No. 3. Ball, the younger brother of New Orleans Pelicans guard Lonzo Ball, initially hoped he go No. 1 as prior to the draft he said he was "for that."
"I definitely feel great falling to [Charlotte]," Ball said. "But the way I've fallen down, I never looked at it like that because, like I say, whatever happens happens, and I feel like it's God's plan.
So wherever he wanted to put me, that's where he put me, and I feel like he's going to let me blossom there."