One of the most impressive performers on night one of the Under Armour Association Final was Josh Anderson. It was only a showcase game the night before bracket play, but Anderson more than proved his worth with a big time performance.
With head coaches from NC State, Arkansas and TCU looking on, as well as assistants from Arizona, Baylor, Western Kentucky, and LSU, Anderson put on a show. He left early due to an ankle injury, but that didn’t stop Anderson from being one of the more impressive performers at the event.
Anderson was completely unguardable for Louisiana Elite in the first half. Though the Indy Hoosiers dominated the half, it was Anderson who totally stole the show. He finished with nearly all of Louisiana Elite’s points, and did it in a variety of ways.
The most consistent way that Anderson scored was by getting to the rim. His impressive athleticism combined with good length and an excellent handle allow him to get by most any defender, including very good ones.
Anderson was doing a good job of attacking going to his left as well as his right and it resulted in bucket after bucket near the rim or in the mid-range.
On top of that, Anderson actually hit a few jumpers. His jump shot has been an area of growth for sure, and he looked more comfortable with his range, including extending it beyond the three point line. He still has to work on this aspect of his game, but he has shown signs of improvement over the last 12 months.
On the recruiting side of things, it remains busy for Anderson who hasn’t narrowed anything down. He has set a visit to Baylor for the month of August, and also expects to take several other trips before issuing a commitment.
Look for more schools to continue to inquire and jump into the race with Anderson as he continues to put up huge performances during the month of July.