Anderson headed to Fresno State

Braeden Anderson's recruiting process is once again closed, as the power forward opted to go with Fresno State. He talks to about his decision.

It's been a tumultuous recruiting process for 6-foot-8, 210-pound Wilbraham (Mass.) And Monson Academy power forward Braeden Anderson, but he's finally found a home, as he committed to Fresno State.

"After talking to a lot of college coaches, from high major schools to mid-majors, to even JUCO's - I wanted to gather as much information as I could - I just felt right about Fresno State," Anderson said.

Anderson previously signed with Kansas and while it didn't work out there, he's happy to be headed to Fresno State.

"It's one of those things where you give something up and then you gain something," Anderson said. "I know what I'm giving up from being committed to Kansas and all the flashing lights and all that kind of stuff that comes with being at a high major, but I know there's plenty to be gained by going to a good program like Fresno State's.

"If anything, I'm even more motivated now than I was. I was doing two-a-days then and I'm doing four-a-days now."

Credit Fresno State's coaching staff for getting this one done for the Bulldogs.

"Probably the main reason was my relationship with coach (Michael) Schwartz," Anderson said. "I've known coach Schwartz for three years and he's a guy that I really trust. Along with coach Schwartz, coach (Rodney) Terry and (Jerry) Wrainwright, the whole coaching staff, I just trust them. I know that they know what I'm capable of."

Anderson is looking forward to making a big impact in Fresno.

"I'm putting so much pressure on myself to be more than an impact player," he said. "I want to be a program changer. My goals are exactly the same as they were before, I just want to be the best player I can be and make it to the NBA.

"I'm ready for the challenge of having so much pressure put on myself as a freshman, but I'm going to be ready for it."

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