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Anthony Edwards Named SEC Freshman of the Year

AX2024 is proud to support and acknowledge our fellow Atlanta Xpress family and UGA superstar, Anthony Edwards, on being named the 2020 SEC Freshman of the Year.

According to USA Today affiliate, UGAWire.com - He is UGA’s first player ever to win the award since its creation in 2001.

Edwards came to Georgia as a five-star out of Atlanta with the highest expectations since Dominique Wilkins. And though the team may have had a disappointing season, going 15-16, Edwards put on a show all season.

During his freshman year, Edwards averaged 19.5 points per game. He also averaged 5.3 rebounds and 1.4 steals a game. Edwards posted three 30-point games and had 13 games with 20 points or more.

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Tyson Jackson Named To C-USA All Freshman Team

AX2024 would like to acknowledge fellow Atlanta Xpress family and Middle Tennessee State star, Tyson Jackson, for earning Conference USA All-Freshman Team honors.

On Monday, March 9 Conference USA announced its 2020 All-Conference, All-Defensive and All-Freshman Teams with Tyson Jackson representing the Blue Raiders on the All-Freshman Team. According to the MTSU website, Jackson is just the third Blue Raider in recent years to receive the honor.

Jackson's first campaign in Murfreesboro saw him earn 22 starts and play in all 31 contests for the Blue Raiders, averaging 5.3 points and 4.7 rebounds per game in just over 20 minutes per outing while also serving as MT's first sub in five of his nine appearances off the bench.

His team-leading 21 blocks make him the first Blue Raider freshman to lead the team in blocks since Alex Weekes (25) did so in 2004. He is also the first Blue Raider rookie to register 20-plus blocks since 2014 Conference USA Player of the Year Shawn Jones swatted 20 shots as a freshman in 2011.

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RIP Kobe & Gianna Bryant

Atlanta Xpress 2024 would like to acknowledge and offer our prayers and condolences to the family of a basketball icon/legend, Mr. Kobe "Mamba" Bryant, and his lovely daughter and fellow 2024 classmate/rising hoops star - Gianna Bryant.

January 26, 2020 is a day that will live on in our hearts and minds as the day the game of basketball and those of us who love, play, coach, and work so hard to master it -- lost two of our most beloved comrades.  So, this year, Atlanta Xpress 2024 will play with the Bryant family in our hearts and minds; as a reminder for us to never take for granted the time and talent we have been given in & through the game of basketball.

RIP BLACK MAMBA and Ms. GIANNA BRYANT