Vegas has set the odds for the NBA Rookie of the Year award, and a former Georgia Bulldogs star is one of the bigger favorites.
Anthony Edwards, drafted No. 1 overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves in Wednesday night’s NBA Draft, has 6-1 odds to win the award according to SportsBetting.com. He is second on the board right now, trailing only No. 2 overall pick James Wiseman, who was selected by the Golden State Warriors, who is the favorite at 5-1.
In other words, for those who don’t know, if you placed $100 on Edwards to win, and he did, you would win $600 and have a payout of $700.
Auburn Tigers forward Isaac Okoro, picked by the Cleveland Cavaliers, would be next from the SEC at 18-1. Aaron Nesmith, formerly of the Vanderbilt Commodores and now the Boston Celtics, is at 25-1, as is Kira Lewis Jr. who was picked by the New Orleans Pelicans.
Going down the rungs, there are a few notable longshots. Tyrese Maxey and Immanuel Quickley of the Kentucky Wildcats sit at 45-1 and 75-1 respectively. Their former teammate Ashton Hagans, picked up by the T’Wolves as well, is a big longshot at 125-1, as is Nick Richards, who was acquired by the Charlotte Hornets, and former Mississippi State Bulldogs forward Reggie Perry, who was drafted by the Brooklyn Nets.