Anderson Lists KU Among Favorites

For James Anderson, it started at the NBA Top 100 Camp. Previously considered a top-75 prospect, the 6-5 SG flashed excellent athleticism and scoring ability, catapulting him into the national top 30 prior to the July evaluation period.

James Anderson played solidly at the Nike Camp in front of an audience filled with college coaches, and at last weekend's Peach Jam he further established himself as a big-time national target. 

Want proof? In his first game at the Peach Jam, Anderson was eyeballed by Bill Self, Lute Olson, Stan Heath, Jeff Capel, Mick Cronin and representatives of Vanderbilt, Florida, USC, DePaul and Alabama, among others.

Despite all the attention that's been directed Anderson's way the past few months, however, he remains the same soft-spoken kid he's always been.

"I don't think about (the attention) all that much, Anderson said. "I'm just trying to play ball."

Playing ball has resulted in lots of scholarship offers.

"Arkansas, LSU, Florida, Kansas, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Kentucky and Tennessee have offered," he said. "I like UConn too."

The usual question has to be next on the list. A Deep South kid at Junction City (Ark.) High, will Anderson face difficulty leaving home for college?

"You know, it doesn't really matter that much," he said. "I'm just looking for the right style of play and to have a chance to play early."

Anderson said he plans to take some visits in the fall before making a decision.


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