Anderson Favors Two

Justin Anderson, a highly regarded 2012 wing, favors a pair of ACC programs, but has yet to narrow his list of schools.

Justin Anderson is getting close to narrow his list of schools down.

Anderson, a four-star junior ranked among the nation's top 50 prospects, has reeled in interest from Duke, Maryland, Villanova, Georgetown, Syracuse, Texas, Oklahoma and Washington.

"We just want to get that narrowed down as soon as possible," Anderson, a 6-foot-6, 190-pound wing, told about his list of schools.

"It's coming really close," he added. "I can't wait to make it. I'm thinking a couple more months or maybe something soon. I want to sit down with my family and my coach and see if we can get this thing narrowed down to at least four."

Anderson, a standout at Rockville (Md.) Montrose Christian, said he's taken a handful of unofficial visits to Maryland this year and has been trying to get to Durham (N.C.) to see Duke.

"We've been trying really hard to get down to Duke," Anderson said. "We were going to go down to Duke, but one of our games got canceled and rescheduled the weekend I was going to go down. That threw a wrench into our plans."

Anderson, who was quick to point out he hasn't cut the list yet, said there are a pair of schools – Duke and Maryland -- that he currently favors.

"I like Duke, especially a lot," he said. "They have such a great coach. I know a couple of the guys that go there and they are great guys and great basketball players. They are good teammates who know they are going to win but not focused on being one and done. So I like them a lot."

"Maryland also has a couple of guys that committed like Nick Faust and I know those guys," Anderson added about the Terrapins. "They are great players and guys I could possibly play along with."

Anderson, who checks in at No. 6 on the 2012 small forward list, said he's had a pretty strong junior season.

"I think individually I've been playing well," he said. "I think I'm averaging 15 or 16 a game. I'm shooting the ball well. I'm driving to the basket much better. I have a much better understanding of the game and it's starting to slow down for me."

"I'm making better decisions," he added. "My ball handling has been great and coaches are letting me push the break when I get the rebound and things like that. I think my game has opened up a lot just by working on it all summer and at the beginning of the year."

Anderson is currently ranked No. 32 overall in the class of 2012.

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