"I just felt comfortable and believe that Providence is the place where I can be the most successful and just a great situation for me there," Anderson told Scout.com.
Anderson, a 5-foot-11, 150-pound three-star prospect, also considered Ohio State, Mississippi and Bradley.
While on his visit to Providence, Anderson spent quite a bit of time with Davis. The head coach made a strong impression on him.
"It was wonderful," he said of spending time with Davis. "Me and head coach Davis had a great time together so that was really fun getting to spend the days with him."
Anderson is the Friars second 2011 verbal commitment. Markus Crider, a 6-foot-5 forward, is also committed to Providence.