Anderson Decision 24 Hours Away

To say that things have been crazy around the Junction City (AR) High gym over the past few months would be an understatement. Actually, it's been pretty hectic for the past two years as college programs have worked to position themselves with Junction City star James Anderson.

In just 24 hours things will return to normal when the six-foot-six inch wing announces his college choice of either Kansas or Oklahoma State.

“It’s been an exciting time but it’s been a long haul,” said Anderson’s high school coach Joe Hammett. “This is going on a year and a half, two years now and I think he’s ready to finally get it over with.”

Known for his ability to attack the rim off the dribble, splash home soft jump shots and defend, Anderson is a versatile player. As tough as he is on the court, the soft spoken Anderson is even tougher off the court, especially when it comes to getting him to tip his hand as to whether he’s leaning to the Cowboys or Jayhawks.

Hammett isn’t even sure what his star will do.

“No, I don’t know what he’s going to do,” Hammett told Phog.Net. “James is a pretty quiet kid anyway but he’s also pretty good at not giving up where he’s leaning.”

As Anderson’s 1pm Wednesday press conference approaches, Hammett can’t help but look back on the type of player and person Anderson has been. He’s sure it will continue on the next level as well.

“He’s not just a super basketball player, he’s a super person too,” said Hammett. “I haven’t had one in 20 years that has the kind of character he has and I probably won’t ever have somebody like him again.”

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