Coming off a strong junior season, Damezi Anderson had a very impressive spring.
The 6-foot-5 wing from South Bend Riley High School and the Meanstreets AAU program was one of the top 3-point shooters on the Nike EYBL circuit.
With very nice form and rotation with a high release, Anderson’s stock has been rising. He moved up to No. 82 nationally in the 2018 Scout.com rankings and is a four-star prospect.
Indiana is among the schools that have been watching Anderson, and the Hoosiers’ interest has certainly increased.
Archie Miller and his staff watched Anderson during both spring live evaluation periods, first in Hampton, Va., and then in Westfield, Ind.
The communication between IU and Anderson has also increased, and Anderson plans to make an unofficial visit to IU at some point in June.
“Michigan offered, and IU and Xavier are reaching out to me,” Anderson said of the most recently developments in his recruitment.
Anderson is just starting to learn about IU.
“I don’t know too much about it. I know the coaching staff is good. They should have a good team coming in. I’m hoping to get to know more about them,” Anderson said.
He’s been talking mainly with IU assistants to this point, and looks forward to being on campus at IU and meeting Miller.
“I want to see how he runs his program, learn about the school and meet the coaches,” he said.
Coach John Beilein made the Michigan offer.
“They’ve got a good program, a good education school. He loves shooters. That’s a good program,” Anderson said.
Anderson also is weighing wether to stay at Riley or play his senior year at La Lumiere in La Porte, Ind.
“I haven’t made a decision yet. I’m still talking with my parents about if I’m going to stay or leave. That’s the only reason I’d leave,” he said of La Lumiere. “If not, then I’m going to stay home.”
Anderson is third on the Nike EYBL circuit in made 3s with 43 in 16 games.
He’s shooting 42 percent from the arc (43-for-103), 46 percent overall (66-for-143) from the field and 83 percent (30-for-36) from the line while averaging 13.8 points for Meanstreets.
“I think I’ve shown I can get up and down the floor, play defense, be consistent with my shot and get my teammates involved,” Anderson said.
“It just gives you more competition. It motivates me,” he said of the EYBL circuit. “We go hard at each other. There are so many good players. You have to bring your ‘A’ game every game.”