Edwards was born on Aug. 5, 2001 in Atlanta, Georgia. He's worn the No. 5 jersey since high school to honor his mother and grandmother, who both died from cancer on the fifth day of separate months. As a result, Edwards was raised by his sister and brother. Edwards worked as an instructor at various youth camps during high school. Playing basketball at Holy Spirit Preparatory School, Edwards was rated a consensus five-star recruit and he earned McDonald's All-American and USA Today All-USA first team honors. While at Georgia in college, he intended to major in marketing. However, his freshman basketball campaign went so well that he opted to declare for the 2020 NBA Draft after being named SEC Freshman of the Year. Fans can follow Edwards on Twitter @theantman05. Edwards' first and only season at Georgia was wildly successful from an individual standpoint, as he remained on the Wooden Award watchlist all season long before eventually winning SEC Rookie of the Year honors, in addition to a second-team all-conference nod. He made an immediate impact as one of Georgia's highest-rated recruits in recent memory, and his role was so great that he led the entire conference in field-goal attempts (505). Edwards seemed to shine brightest when on the national stage, as he scored a season-high 37 points in a non-conference matchup Nov. 26 against Michigan State. It was one of three 30-point efforts in a season that saw Edwards average 19.1 PPG on 40.2 percent shooting. That mark was good enough to lead all freshmen in the nation, as well as earn him SEC Freshman of the Week honors on four separate occasions. While Edwards did not get to help Georgia steal a tournament bid via the SEC tournament due to the COVID-19 pandemic, he still entered the 2020 NBA Draft as one of the highest-rated prospects.