Georgia Point Guard Still Open

Kevin Anderson has been a hot commodity among mid-major schools in the last few months. He took a back seat in the summer and is playing second-fiddle again this year in high school ball. However, the 6-foot unsigned senior point guard knows how to play.

In the summer, Kevin Anderson's job was to make sure that J.J. Hickson and Chris Allen were happy. In the winter, his task was to get the ball in the hands of Zach Graham.

However, the 6-foot, 160-pound Anderson deserves some props, too.

Anderson basically carried Peachtree Ridge (Ga.) earlier in the summer when Graham and a few of the other basketball players were still playing that other sport of football.

In fact, Anderson was largely responsible for Peachtree Ridge getting out to an 8-1 start this season before Graham and Cameron Heyward joined the team.

Anderson, who transferred in from Whitefield Academy prior to this season, is hoping that he can lead the team (17-3) to another state championship game. He went to the title game his freshman and junior seasons.

``I just run the show," Anderson said. "That's all I had to do in the summer. Distribute the ball and know where to pass it."

But his role has increased in high school as Anderson is averaging 15 points, 5.6 assists and just 1.5 turnovers so far this season. He had 23 points in a loss to Norcross earlier this season and has good quickness, feel for the game and is a smart player.

Anderson is a guy who can make shots. He is able to get to the basket and either create for teammates such as Graham (Ole Miss) or finish.

"We list him at 6-foot because he plays so much bigger than he is," Peachtree Ridge coach Gerald Arnold told the Atlanta Journal Constitution. "He can rebound from the guard spot and has several tip-ins this season. If he was bigger, three or four inches, he'd be an SEC-level prospect. In fact, Coach (Dennis) Felton at UGA would like him to walk-on in Athens and he'd be on the team there."

The one thing that Anderson realizes has held him and his recruitment back: His size.

``He may be small," said Anderson's trainer, Sean Jones. "But his game is big."

Anderson has fielded offers from numerous mid-majors: Appalachian State, UNC Greensboro and Furman. Ole Miss, Central Florida, Toledo, East Carolina, Charleston Southern and Tennessee Tech have also been involved. Tulane and Boston University both called Anderson on Monday night.

But Anderson, who has a 3.0 GPA, has a plan.

``I want to play my senior year before I commit," he said. "But if I find a school I'm comfortable with, I'll commit."

``I'm looking for somewhere that has good team chemistry," he added. "Education is important."


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