So far this season, Anderson has led Teays Valley High School to a 6-3 record this season after nine games. Nate is looking to win a conference title and make a run in the state finals.
Anderson is averaging approximately 17 points and 10 rebounds so far this season.
Last summer he played AAU with All-Ohio Red and won the 16 year old division (juniors-to-be) AAU National Championship. The All-Ohio program won the 15 and 17 year old national titles as well. Anderson said about the accomplishment, "It was incredible. A great experience. We got to know to each other and bond." All-Ohio Red included other Miami targets Traevon Jackson and Trey Lewis.
Although listed as a center now, Anderson feels he is better suited as a combo forward in college. Anderson said, "In AAU, I am more of a 3 guard and came outside. In high school, my coach wants me to play in the middle." Anderson likens himself to the style of Dirk Norwitzski, but wants to improve his ball handling.
Anderson has visited Wright State, Ohio, Akron and Miami. He spoke highly of his visits to Wright State and Miami. Anderson said, "At Wright State, I like that the mall was close to campus." As for Miami, Anderson exclaimed, "In Oxford, everything is all in one area. Everything you need is right there."
Anderson said he talks often with Miami assistant coaches Jason Grunkemeyer and Ryan Pedon.
Anderson gave four criteria of what he is looking for in a school: 1) "Good academic rating." 2) Style of play ("I like an offense where the 3 or 4 comes out and sets screens and drives and have just one guy in the middle and (the offense utilizes the) pick and roll"). 3) "Classes offered for what I want to do." 4) "Get along with other coaches and players."
Nate Anderson is not sure when he will decide on a school, but believed it will occur at the end of the summer AAU nationals and just after his senior year begins.
Anderson will qualify academically. He boasts a 3.8 grade point average. He will take the ACT next month. Math and science are his favorite subjects. He also loves to do artwork.
In college, Anderson would like to major in medicine or sports medicine specifically. He wants to stay around sports and has many family members who are doctors.
Anderson is not just big physically, but he also comes from a big family. "I have seven siblings, 10+ aunts and uncles, and too many cousins to count. We all stay in contact."
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