Should Minnesota make Edwards – who attended Holy Spirit Prep (Atlanta)
before spending a year at the University of Georgia – the top pick, he would be the first Peach State product to go No. 1 overall since Dwight Howard in 2004.
See the full list and map of No. 1 overall picks going back to 2000 below.
"Edwards is a good fit and has as much potential as anyone in the class with his scoring ability and athleticism, so it makes sense for Minnesota to take him," writes Ward-Henninger.
Another fascinating angle heading into Wednesday night's draft is the history between Ball and Onyeka Okongwu
– projected to go No. 3 to the Charlotte Hornets. In 2015-16, Ball and Okongwu were named MaxPreps National Co-Freshman of the Year after helping Chino Hills (Calif.)
win state and national titles.
Ball would go on to famously author a 92-point game as a sophomore before moving on to the Big Baller Brand-sponsored Junior Basketball Association, SPIRE Institute (Geneva, Ohio)
and the Hawks of Australia's National Basketball League.