Anderson Decides On Pac-10 Program

Ryan Anderson had his list trimmed to Cal, Vanderbilt, Pacific and Southern Cal. Not anymore, the El Dorado Hills (Calif.) Oak Ridge product is headed to the Pac-10.

Ryan Anderson, the 6-foot-9 forward out of the Sacramento-area, is headed to California.

"Ryan wanted to play in the Pac-10," Anderson's mother Sue said. "He had 28 full ride scholarships. This has been a circus. We so appreciated it but it was overwhelming. Ryan handled it like an absolute trooper."

Anderson, while playing with the Basketball Town Pharaohs, led the 2005 Reebok Big Time in scoring. Anderson played in four games, scoring 109 points for a 27 point per game average.

"Ryan's a very relational kind of guy," his mother said. "The boys really reached out to Ryan when he was there and made an effort. He played with the kids at each school and that was an important thing. That really opened Ryan's eyes. As far as basketball, Coach Braun coaches the big guys and Ryan was very excited about that; he's got a good way with the big guys.

"We even got to know their secretary. These are quality human beings."

Anderson visited Southern Cal, Pacific and the Golden Bears before making his collegiate decision.

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