It's the 11th time a UGA player was named the Tipoff Club’s player of the year for the state, which was introduced in 1984. He joins previous winners were Vern Fleming (1984), Litterial Green (1992), Jumaine Jones (1999), Jarvis Hayes (2002, ’03), Trey Thompkins (2011), Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (2013), J.J. Frazier (2016, ’17) and Yante Maten (2018).
Edwards was named the SEC Freshman of the Year in balloting league coaches, the first Bulldog to win that award since its inception in 2001. He was voted the SEC Newcomer of the Year by the Associated Press, the third Bulldog to earn that recognition following Jumaine Jones in 1998 (in the award’s first year) and Jarvis Hayes in 2002.
Additional postseason accolades Edwards have earned include: one of five finalists for the Jerry West National Shooting Guard of the Year award; named second-team All-SEC by league coaches and the AP; selected All-District by both the USBWA and NABC; and tabbed SEC All-Freshman by league coaches.