SportsPulse: The Georgia product will now call Minnesota home after being selected No. 1 by the Timberwolves and USA TODAY Sports’ Scott Gleeson tells us what they can expect.


The Minnesota Timberwolves conducted months of interviews and workouts, reviewed hours upon hours of video and held all-day and all-night front-office meetings to discuss draft prospects.

By the time 8 p.m. ET rolled around on Wednesday, Minnesota Timberwolves president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas and his staff calculated who would help the franchise take the step next toward the playoffs.

Anthony Edwards, the 19-year-old shooting guard who spent his freshman season at Georgia, is the player the Timberwolves want alongside center-forward Karl-Anthony Towns and guard D’Angelo Russell.

“I feel like I’m going to fit perfect with those guys because Russell likes to play off the ball sometimes, and I can play on the ball,” Edwards said. “When he wants to play on the rock, I can play off the ball. And KAT is the best three-point shooting big man in the league. So I feel we can’t go wrong with that, a lot of pick-and-pops, pick-and-rolls and such.”

Edwards was with…