Anderson Looking For His Next Home

Former Long Beach Jordan small forward Larry Anderson has found a comfort level across the country. The Winchendon post graduate player is poised for a spring decision.

There were a lot of players who benefited from the November National Prep Showcase. The event, the first prep school gathering of the season, served as a springboard for a host of post-graduates. Count Larry Anderson, a native of California, among the players who made the most of their chance to shine on the national stage.

Anderson, a 6-foot-5 small forward out of The Winchendon School, ran last summer with Rock Johnson's I-Can All-Stars. A versatile, hard-working wing, Anderson is hearing from schools on multiple levels.

"I feel that in a way I have to go out and show everybody that I'm really a two guard," Anderson said. "I'm kind of laid back but I'm trying to do what I have to do."

What impressed us the most about Anderson was his ability to play "big" around the basket. A solid rebounder for his size, Anderson has a motor and works for what he can get. Programs took notice quickly and many have moved on him.

My coach tells me that a lot of schools are interested and I've been talking to a lot of coaches," the Fairmont, Calif., native said. "They say they're interested. I'm not committing anytime soon. I just talked to the coach from UNLV recently. I've been talking to a lot of coaches."

Oregon State offered. "Oregon State said they want me to commit. They asked to commit but I'm going to wait until the end of the season."

Count California, Bradley, Xavier, Arizona State, Wyoming and Long Beach State as programs in the mix. Xavier watched him play last week," according to Anderson.

Johnson said Anderson is seeking the best fit. Whether its mid level or higher (and he's completely fine with the mid-major programs), putting himself in a place where he can be successful is the mission.

Academically, Anderson is settling in at Winchendon.

"I think being away from home and being in the cold weather, digging into the educations part has really helped him," Johnson said. "He's digging in.

"He was a skinny kid and every year he got better playing for me. He's always had heart."

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