Anderson Finds Big 12 Home

Just when you thought the K-State Wildcats had hung it up for summer, Frank Martin's crew goes out and digs up another D.C.-based prospect.

Ron Anderson's path to college was all set. Despite being qualified in the Class of 2007, he thought a year of prep school might do him good. "I decided prep school before I got on the circuit this summer," Anderson said. "I surprised myself with my play but I know I'm ready now."

By "ready" he means ready for the Big 12. On Monday, Anderson signed a letter of intent to play for the Kansas State Wildcats. He picked Frank Martin's team over Drexel, the other program he visited officially and strongly considered.

"Between Kansas State and Drexel it was a really tough decision. I enjoyed both of my visits and everyone is good people. There are more familiar faces (at Kansas State). I'll be around family a lot."

Anderson, a 6-foot-7 insider out of Chattanooga (Tenn.) McCallie, is from New Jersey, attended high school down south, played with the D.C.-based Assault program and is now headed out to the Midwest. It all makes sense once you realize the relationships that existed through his father, a former standout with the Philadelphia 76ers.

"I lived in Maryland the last 11 years. It goes as far back as my dad and Nolan Smith's dad playing together with the Sixers." Anderson's tie to K-State is through assistant Dalonte Hill, the program's pipeline to the D.C. area.

"Basically, we're going to get in there and start working out early. They'll use me from the jump and what I have to do is get in there and work hard, get minutes and help the team win. I'm another back to the basket player and I'll help as much as I can."

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