Anderson Favors A Pair

One of the better available big man -- Braeden Anderson -- has received more and more interest from college programs. At this point, he favors a pair of high major programs.

A lot has changed for Braeden Anderson since we updated his recruitment two weeks ago.

Anderson, a 6-foot-8, 230-pound power forward out of Wilbraham (Mass.) Wilbraham & Monson Academy, went from talking up California to picking up aggressive interest from Kentucky and Kansas.

In fact, the talented prospect took an unofficial trip to Kentucky this past weekend.

"It was crazy," Anderson said of his visit to Kentucky. "Those fans are ridiculous. Those fans are nuts."

"They bleed that stuff," he added. "They know everything there is to know about basketball. They knew my face and I just came on the radar a week ago. They had pictures and signs. They are crazy."

While on campus, Anderson saw the athletic facilities, hung with the Kentucky squad and spent some time driving around campus. He also got to speak with John Calipari for a few minutes.

"I talked to coach Cal five or six minutes," Anderson said. "I talked to the assistants a little bit more. He's crazy, crazy busy. The media just hounds him. They hound the crap out of the guy. He said we would talk a lot more on my official."

While Kentucky is showing him a pretty good amount of attention, Kansas is stepping up their interest level as well.

"Who is probably coming after me even harder than Kentucky is probably Kansas," Anderson told "It's hard to gauge it, but there may be an even bigger need there.

Anderson even received a call from Kansas' head coach Bill Self late Monday evening.

"I've talked to all of their assistants there," Anderson added. "I talked to Bill Self. That was really the first time I talked to him."

"He said that I was the best four man out there. He's really excited about it. He told me what I'd had an opportunity to do. I just had a pretty good conversation about Kansas basketball."

According to Anderson, Indiana put a call into him Monday. Georgia has continued to show interest, as has Washington State. With that said, he appears to like Kentucky and Kansas.

"It would be really hard for me to not go to Kentucky or Kansas," Anderson stated.

Kansas is expected to see him play on Thursday. Anderson said he's planning to take official visits to both Kentucky and Kansas, but he has yet to set up dates.

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