Schools emerge for Anderson

Kyle Anderson is one of the most skilled players in the country, and schools from the Big East to the Pac 10 are fighting for his commitment.

There isn't a more skilled player with a better feel for how to play the game in the country than Kyle Anderson. The versatile forward from Jersey City (NJ) St. Anthony High School was on top of his game this year during the high school season and that carried over to the Nike EYBL in Hampton. Now Anderson is also beginning to have some top schools emerge in his recruitment.

It is tough to do much more winning than Anderson did this year. The 6-foot-7 and 210 pounder was a part of the No. 1 high school team in the country, and won everything there was to win.

"To have a good high school season was tremendous," said Anderson. "We finished No. 1 and the coach was great to us. It was just a great year."

The season was culminated by a big win over St. Patrick's. There was a lot of hype around the game, and Anderson said it was a great thing to be a part of.

"Just to play in front of 8,000 people was overwhelming," said Anderson. "That game was hard. Every possession was so important and I think our team really stepped up."

Recruiting wise things are heating up for Anderson. He noted that Seton Hall, St. John's, Arizona, Xavier, UCLA, Villanova, and Georgetown are all doing a great job of recruiting him.

For a while the thought was that his process could be slow in terms of coming to a decision, but Anderson is now thinking it might be time to speed things up a little bit.

"I'm not that far from making my decision," Anderson explained. "I am going to narrow it down soon and make a decision before the high school season."

In fact four schools are starting to emerge a little bit for Anderson after he evaluated things during the college season.

"Arizona, UCLA, Seton Hall, and St. John's are starting to standout," he noted.

"I watched Arizona in the tournament and Coach (Sean) Miller does a great job of executing plays," said Anderson. "Coach (Steve) Lavin did a great job at St. John's this year, Coach (Kevin) Willard is a great up and coming coach at Seton Hall, and Coach (Ben) Howland at UCLA has done a great job throughout his career."

For all of the schools recruiting Anderson the question of his position at the next level always comes up, and for Anderson one place on the floor sticks out, although he is open to numerous spots.

"I like point guard the most," said Anderson. "I do like playing point guard best, but over the high school season I enjoyed being a scorer, so it is kind of a 50/50 thing."

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