‘Ant Man’ Edwards to play in local all-star game

Georgia basketball commit Anthony Edwards, rated the No. 1 recruit nationally by 247Sports, will be playing in one of his final high school games on Saturday at the Layne All-Star Classic at Wheeler High School in Marietta.

The events includes a girls game at 6 p.m. followed by a boys game.

Top girls players include Whitewater’s Jada Claude (signed with Duke), St. Francis’ Jordan Isaacs (Georgia), Douglas County’s Amair Robinson (Clemson), Norcross’s Morgan Robinson-Nwagwu (Auburn), Northview’s Ashlee Austin (Rice) and Rita Igbokwe of Mundy’s Mill (Pittsburgh).

The coaches are Randy McClure of Campbell and Aisha Kennedy of St. Francis.

The boys games features Westlake’s Quincy Olivari (Rice) and Chase Hunter (Clemson), Norcross’s Kyle Sturdivant (Southern Cal) and Lincoln Academy’s Elias King (Mississippi State).

The boys coaches are Larry Thompson of Wheeler and George Washington of Pebblebrook.

‘’This event is a fundraiser for my In The Layne foundation [and] most importantly celebrating our student-athlete boys and girls for all of their hard work on and off the court,’’ said D.A. Layne, the former Georgia player who is putting on the event.

Edwards, who played at Holy Spirit Preparatory School in Atlanta, is a 6-foot-4 guard. He’s also slated to play in the McDonald’s All-American game on March 27 at State Farm Arena, home of the Hawks. Edwards is the only Georgia player in that game.

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