Ryan Anderson to Big 12

Rainier Beach (Wash.) shooting guard Ryan Anderson wasted little time pulling the trigger while on his visit. The 6-foot-4 1/2 senior is Big 12-bound.

Ryan Anderson, a 6-foot-4 1/2, 185-pound senior shooting guard at Rainier Beach (Wash.), the same school that produced Nate Robinson and the Stewart twins, committed to Nebraska on Saturday night while on an official visit.

``He really liked the coaches - Coach (Barry) Collier and assistant coach (Scott) Spinelli," Rainier Beach coach Mike Bethea said. "That was the biggest factor, but they also said they have an offense where he'll be able to get up a lot of threes."

Anderson is a big-time perimeter shooter who chose the Cornhuskers over New Mexico State. Old Dominion and San Francisco were also involved.

``He will be able to play big minutes as a freshman and it looks like they're going to turn things around," Bethea added. "It was also a chance for him to play against top competition in the Big 12."

Anderson didn't play in any of the shoe camps this past summer and that's one of the reasons why Bethea feels he slid under the radar.

``A lot of people just didn't get a chance to see him," Bethea said. "People think all he can do it shoot threes, but he does so many other things. You can't tell me there are five better shooting guards in his class."

Anderson averaged 17 points, seven rebounds and four assists per game as a junior.


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