Miami Heat head coach and USA basketball assistant coach Erik Spoelstra thinks highly former Georgia Bulldogs basketball guard Anthony Edwards. In fact, Spoelstra has compared Edwards to NBA legend Dwyane Wade.
Spoelstra, who is one of the most well-respected coaches in basketball, coached Dwyane Wade for several seasons. The duo won a pair of NBA titles together with the Miami Heat.
Tom Crean coached both Anthony Edwards and Dwyane Wade in college. He helped develop both players, which is part of the reason why they are similar.
Erik Spoelstra was asked if a USA player reminded him of Dwyane Wade.
It’s hard not to look at Anthony Edwards and see Dwyane Wade in him.
Dwyade Wade is 6-foot-4 and weighs 220 pounds. Anthony Edwards is 6-foot-4 and weighs 225 pounds. The similarities don’t stop there. Both Wade and Edwards are athletic shooting guards. They are both are capable of being the star player and top scorer on their respective teams.
Edwards is having an outstanding campaign with USA basketball. He scored 37 points against Germany on over 60% shooting in the final exhibition before the FIBA World Cup.
Edwards threw down a monster dunk in the win over Germany.
ANTHONY. EDWARDS. 🤯🤯🤯 pic.twitter.com/Vdn3dKHqew
Team USA begins the FIBA World Cup against New Zealand on Aug. 26 at 8:40 a.m. ET.
Coach Spo with high praise for Ant 🙌
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