Star Guard Killed In Accident

Dante Anderson, one of the nation's most promising guards, died Friday night in an accident in Florida.

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The high school basketball community lost one of its most promising prospects this weekend as tragedy struck the Gainesville area.

Dante Anderson, a shooting guard out of Gainesville (Fla.) Eastside, was killed Friday night in a single car accident. Multiple sources confirmed the news.

Anderson, a Top 100 prospect and member of a state title team as sophomore, played with the Jacksonville Lee Bulls on the traveling team circuit. He recently was selected to play with a team of Reebok all-stars in Italy.

Last season, the all-stater averaged 25 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists a game. Illinois, Missouri and Dayton were among the many programs that coveted the young guard.

"He was coming to practice today and we were going to start practicing for the Gibbons tournament," Jacksonville Lee Bulls assistant coach Ryan Delafield said. "The kid was hungry and never satisfied. He was just putting in work. This is a tremendous loss for the Lee Bulls and Eastside. Everyone is shocked. He was a natural born leader."

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