Georgia’s Anthony Edwards thrills NBA scouts, chills Michigan State with 37-point Maui outburst

first_imgThere are 212 days between now and the commencement of the 2020 NBA Draft, and Georgia guard Anthony Edwards is scheduled to play a college basketball game on at least 26 of them. After what we witnessed Tuesday afternoon, it might be wise to hold off declaring anyone, anywhere, to be the leading candidate to be selected first overall.Midway through Georgia and Michigan State’s Maui Invitational consolation-round game, the assembled NBA scouts — including Larry Harris of the Golden State Warriors and Danny Ainge of the Boston Celtics — had to be wondering if they’d blundered by getting to the gym at 9:30 a.m. Then, Edwards decided to join them. were blown out by Dayton in the first round at Maui, 80-61, and were down by 21 points at halftime against MSU. That’s a minus-40 points in a fairly brief stretch, and Edwards scored just 10 points in that time frame.After he took over the game against MSU, the Bulldogs were a plus-19.There might be more to the Bulldogs if they get more of this from Edwards in SEC play. And entertain them.MORE: Should Memphis’ James Wiseman go No. 1 in draft?With his team trailing by 27 points early in the second half and his contribution at that juncture a meager four points, Edwards accepted a pass from Tyree Cupp and connected on a layup. Edwards scored 31 more points in the remaining 16 minutes, including seven 3-pointers. With nearly 5 minutes remaining, Michigan State’s once-enormous lead was cut to just a single basket.The Spartans survived Edwards’ onslaught — and their own defensive issues — to leave the game with a 93-85 victory, but those 37 points from Edwards suggested the Bulldogs might find a way to impose on the SEC, and that Edwards might be as good as any player who’ll be scouted by the NBA during the next seven months.Sporting News draft analyst Chris Stone had Edwards at No. 2, behind North Carolina freshman Cole Anthony, in his most recent mock draft for Sporting News. ESPN’s team of analysts has been talking up LaMelo Ball, who is playing professionally in Australia’s NBL and averaging 16.3 points, 6.7 assists and shooting 38 percent from the floor.Memphis center James Wiseman is a common choice for the top pick, but he has been absent from the Tigers’ games as he serves a 12-game NCAA suspension. No one is going to make a pick that important off a single game. But if they did, those three players — and everyone else thinking about becoming the first overall pick — would have a tough time matchup what Edwards did against the Spartans.Could still be in HS. Kid is a monster. #AnthonyEdwards @UGABasketball pic.twitter.com/hRLbgGIQbA— Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) November 26, 2019Anthony Edwards has been borderline preposterous for Georgia in the second half against Michigan State. You’ll see at least five clips from this game alone time and time again when we get to draft season in the spring.— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) November 26, 2019Anthony Edwards tryna explain something y’all and make sure y’all vividly get the message. Just pay attention.— Allonzo Trier (@ISO_ZO) November 26, 2019MORE: Sporting News NBA mock draftThe question now is whether Georgia can ride Edwards to a better season than the first 60 minutes of basketball in Maui suggested. The Bulldogslast_img read more

Emily Bay on Norfolk Island has been named one of the Top

first_imgEmily Bay on Norfolk Island has been named one of the Top 10 Beaches – AustraliaEmily Bay on Norfolk Island has been named one of the Top 10 Beaches – AustraliaStunning Emily Bay on Norfolk Island has been named one of the Top 10 Beaches – Australia in TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards for 2017. Emily Bay has been selected following TripAdvisor’s analysis of the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings across beaches worldwide collected over a 12-month period as well as booking interest on TripAdvisor.Announcing the award winners, TripAdvisor advised Emily Bay is “a beautiful area popular for swimmers” with “best time to go: year round”.TripAdvisor spokesperson Joanne Kershaw said “Aussies love the beach so for those planning their next sandy getaway, TripAdvisor has identified from millions of traveller reviews, the best beaches throughout the world as well as those right here in our back yard.”Less than 3 hours flying time from Sydney or Brisbane, a short-break or extended holiday beckon on Norfolk Island. Norfolk Island is long-regarded as a wonderful place to visit with family and friends or escape with a loved one.Emily Bay is a crescent of golden sand backed by beach grass and pines. Set in the world-heritage listed area of Kingston, this sheltered reef lagoon is home to a variety of fish and hard and soft coral. The water is clean and crystal clear and, most importantly, safe for swimming and perfect for snorkelling.Norfolk Island also offers fabulous culinary experiences and countless other activities including fishing, kayaking, surfing, cycling and bushwalking. There are glass bottom boat tours and ocean trips to Phillip Island, and attractions including Fletcher’s Mutiny Cyclorama. Kingston and Arthurs Vale Historic Area are the oldest of the eleven Australian penal colonies.Australian television personality, Ray Martin, was named this year as Ambassador for Norfolk Island. Source = Norfolk Islandlast_img read more