Anim Visiting Iowa

Sacar Anim was scheduled to visit Iowa City a few weeks ago but didn't make it to town. The 2015 shooting guard from Minneapolis expected to make the trip this weekend.

Sacar Anim's recruitment is on the ground floor. Iowa is hopping on at that level.

Iowa Assistant Andrew Francis dropped in on Anim's open gym last week. The 6-foot-3, 190-pound Minneapolis shooting guard scheduled a trip to the school for this coming weekend.

"I was supposed to visit a couple of weekends ago but I couldn't make it," Anim said. "We talked about it and I rescheduled to this weekend. I'm looking forward to that."

Anim, a Class of 2015 prospect, spoke in person with Francis at the open gym last week and has been hearing from the Hawkeyes for awhile.

"I like him a lot," Anim said. "He's called me. He's very welcoming. He talked about his program a lot and the person he is. He talked about how I would fit in at Iowa and how he would love for me to come down and meet the coaches. He's a good guy."

Anim said that Francis complimented him on his ability to score and defend.

"I prefer getting up and down the floor," Anim said. "I love to fast break. But I also can play in the half court."

Anim hails from De La Salle High and the Net Gain AAU program. He reports consistent interest from Iowa, Northern Iowa, Detroit and South Dakota State. Wisconsin and Penn State have made contact, he said, but he has not yet heard from Minnesota.

Anim has one visit under his belt after seeing Cedar Falls last week. He likes Northern Iowa, which has had good luck with Minnesota prospects.

Iowa likely will be Anim's final visit this fall.

"I'm going to concentrate on the basketball season," he said. "Probably next fall I'll be taking a few visits."

Anim is in no rush to push through the recruiting process. He'll be a sophomore this season.

"I'm just taking my time," he said. "I'm still young. I'm just letting interest come in. I'm trying to improve on my game every day to keep getting better."

Anim, like most recruits, is looking to connect with many aspects of these schools on the visits. He'd like to see a strong community and supportive fans.

"I'm looking for somewhere where I can feel welcome; where I feel at home," he said.


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