TOP NBA DRAFT PROSPECT ANTHONY EDWARDS SIGNS WITH OCTAGONPress Releases, Basketball
Rising Star Agrees to a Worldwide, Exclusive Marketing and Management Partnership with Octagon
McLean, Va. – March 20, 2020 – Octagon, the preeminent integrated marketing and talent management agency in global sports and entertainment, announced the signing of NCAA basketball standout and University of Georgia star, Anthony Edwards, to a worldwide, exclusive marketing and management agreement. Edwards will be represented by Octagon Basketball’s Omar Wilkes.
The Atlanta, Ga. native was selected as the SEC Freshman of the Year, named to the All-SEC Second Team and second-team All-District by the NABC. Edwards finished the 2019-20 season as the nation's leading scoring freshman and scored 610 points total, a tally that ranks No. 7 in Georgia's all-time, single-season scoring leaders and No. 10 among the SEC's top scoring efforts by a freshman.
"Georgia will always be my home but I am ready to take my game to the next level and have decided to declare for the 2020 NBA Draft," Edwards said. "Family, friends, teammates, coaches, fans and Georgia, this one is for you. I'm excited for what the future holds and I hope you follow along."
Edwards, 18, was ranked the No. 1 overall prospect by many scouting outlets coming out of Holy Spirit Preparatory School in Atlanta last year. He earned many national accolades during his high school career, including being selected as a McDonald's All-American and Jordan Brand Classic All-Star. He was also named to the USA Today All-USA First-Team in 2019.
Octagon has a long and proud history in basketball that dates back over 30 years. The sports and entertainment agency has been at the forefront of sports marketing in basketball while representing some of the biggest names in the game, including three-time NBA MVP Moses Malone, two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry, 2019 NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, and two-time WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne, among many others.
Octagon is the preeminent integrated marketing and talent management agency in global sports and entertainment. The agency creates distinctive marketing campaigns for some of the largest brands and Fortune 500 companies across the globe and represents more than 900 of the most prominent and influential athletes, talent, and properties in the world.
With more than 1,000 employees worldwide, based in 50 offices, in 20 countries, Octagon is positioned in virtually all areas of sports and entertainment.
For more than 40 years, Octagon has consistently pushed the boundaries of the industry with ground-breaking marketing campaigns, experiential and hospitality services, industry-leading data, insight, and strategy capabilities, as well as an unmatched talent management portfolio of the most high-profile and successful athletes and personalities.
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