Anderson Reflects on Kansas Visit

Back in September, James Anderson took his first official visit to Arkansas. After getting a feel for what an official visit was like during his trip to Fayetteville, last weekend presented the 6-6 wing from Junction City (AR) High with a chance to take his second official visit. This time, he headed up north to check out the University of Kansas and Bill Self's program.

From the sounds of it, he enjoyed his weekend in Lawrence.

“It was good, I liked the campus,” Anderson told Phog.Net. “I played a couple of pickup games with the team and I think I did pretty well.”

When asked if any Jayhawk in particular stood out, Anderson pointed to last season’s leading scorer and rebounder.

Brandon Rush,” said Anderson. “He’s one of the top small forwards in all the rankings and you can see why.”

Known for his soft spoken nature off the court, Anderson’s game does plenty of talking once he does take the court. He’s a slick scorer who is tough driving to his right or left, has range to three point land and plenty of athleticism. He’s also dedicated on the defensive end and over the summer he climbed up the rankings because of his play, not his reputation.

“Just getting out there, working hard and playing both ends of the court, not just one helped,” said Anderson. “It (recognition) is satisfying some, but I still have a long way to go.”

With two visits under his belt, Anderson will head to Florida this weekend before finishing up with Oklahoma State the weekend after that. When asked to rate his first two visits on a scale of one to ten, he declined and said that he’d rather wait until after he’s taken all of his visits so that they can sink in as he makes a decision before signing day.

Even though he wouldn’t give his visit to Kansas a number rating, Anderson did share his overall feelings of the visit.

“I felt a comfortable feeling with the entire team,” said Anderson. “I feel like they have good players there. Not just on the court, but off of it too. I also felt real comfortable with the coaching staff.”

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