Ohio Forward Favors Hawkeyes

Tony Anderson reports scholarship offers from other Power 5 conference schools while waiting for Iowa to jump in with an opportunity. The Ohio power forward said he still favors the Hawkeyes and tells HI why.

March may be mad but February is furious when it comes to basketball. College and high school programs push through a steady diet of games.

The pace hinders in-person recruiting. Coaches often are prevented from scouting because they're playing or practicing.

Luckily, technology aids the process. It's the next best thing to being there.

"(Iowa Assistant) Coach (Andrew) Francis had me send him game film (Wednesday) since he couldn't make it to my game," Tony Anderson said.

The Hawkeyes are evaluating the 6-foot-8, 220-pound power forward from Groveport Madison High in Columbus, Ohio.

"I talk to Coach Francis but he communicates with my dad mainly because he seems to only be free while I'm at school. They talk at least once or twice every two weeks or so," Anderson said.

"They've been trying to catch some of my games recently, but our schedules kind of collide. As far as an offer goes, it's going to happen any day now. That's just where my faith is at this point."

Anderson reports scholarship offers from West Virginia, Washington State, Kent State, and Delaware State. He said he's also hearing from Eastern Kentucky and Bowling Green.

Anderson said that he favors Iowa even though the Hawkeyes have yet to offer.

"For one, they're great contenders in a great conference and know how to win. Secondly, I like their playing style for my capabilities. After watching Aaron White's success, as a player of the same abilities, I can make an impact within the offense," Anderson said.

Anderson played at Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of the Wilson, VA) last season. He returned to his hometown of Columbus to compete during his senior season.

Anderson said he'll major in Sports Management.

Anderson's highlights begin at the 2:55 mark of he below video:


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