Anya has great spring start

Having a low block scorer who can rebound and defend is at a premium for all college basketball teams. Beejay Anya is showing that he can be that guy.

The class of 2012 is known for its abundance of high level post players, so for an underclassman to have a dominant start to the spring down low is an impressive feat. That is exactly what is happening with Beejay Anya as the big man is opening up a lot of eyes and making a big impression.

At about 6-foot-8 and 255 pounds, Anya, who is a Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha Catholic standout has been a scoring machine on the low block. The class of 2013 center dominated at the Pitt Jam Fest after a good showing at the Nike EYBL.

"I get to go against some of the best players in the country and it is a great feeling," said Anya of his start to the travel circuit. "The guys are all pushing me to get better every day. My post moves are getting better, and I am just trying to get buckets."

When it comes to recruiting it should be no surprise that his school list is very long and reads like a who's who of college basketball.

"I am hearing from Texas, Pittsburgh, St. John's, UCLA, Maryland, Georgetown, West Virginia, Virginia Tech, Kansas, UConn, and Syracuse," listed Anya.

At the moment Anya is listening to the recruiting pitches and is honored to be getting all of the early attention, but at the same time it isn't a major focus for him.

"I am just trying to focus on getting better right now," Anya explained about where he stands in the recruiting process. "I am going to take my visits next year and will figure out then what school I will be at."

When the time is right for Anya to take a close look at which school he will attend, it is going to be important for him to find a place that knows how to use a true post player.

"I am looking for a school where they like to help a big man get better and work him into the offense that will be the most important thing," Anya explained.

Currently Anya is a three-star prospect, but look for him to make a major jump in the rankings when they are updated in the near future.


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