Nate Anderson Q & A

This past weekend, RedHawk Insider caught up with 2011 Miami recruiting target 6'9" center Nate Anderson of Teays Valley High School at the Ohio AAU state tournament. Read what he had to say:

This past weekend, RedHawk Insider caught up with 2011 Miami recruiting target 6'9" center Nate Anderson of Teays Valley High School at the Ohio AAU state tournament. Here is what he had to say:

Q. What have you been doing recently?

A. I have been lifting, playing open gyms, and AAU on the weekend.

Q. What are you working on this summer for improvement?

A. I am still working on ballhanding some more. Next level I will be more of a three and four up top so I am still working on my shot and dribbling.

Q. How will Teays Valley be this year?

A. Pretty good. We are only losing four guys, three of them starters, but our back up and bench players are pretty good. Everyone else in the league lost everything too. So we will have two starters coming back and six or seven seniors so I think we will be pretty good.

Q. Have you had any school visits in the past few months?

A. I have not had any visits the past few months, but I am going to take a bunch of visits here in June to Ball State and Bowling Green. I am going to try to make it out to James Madison, Princeton, and Northeastern.

Q. Any offers? The last time we spoke you said you had not received any offers.

A. James Madison offered me a full ride.

Q. Are you still talking with Miami?

A. Yeah, I am talking to everybody still. Everybody is wide open. I have no decisions yet.

Anderson is again playing AAU with All-Ohio Red. Last summer this team 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.

Although listed as a center now, Anderson previously said he is better suited as a combo forward in college. Anderson likens himself to the style of Dirk Norwitzski, but wants to improve his ball handling.

In addition to the school mentioned above, Anderson said the schools that have shown the interest include Ohio U., Wright State, Penn State, Northwestern, William & Mary, and Wichita State.

Anderson has visited Wright State, Ohio, Akron and Miami. He spoke highly of his visit to Miami. Anderson said, "In Oxford, everything is all in one area. Everything you need is right there."

Anderson told R.I. last January he has 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."

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.

Stayed tuned to RedHawk Insider as we follow Nate Anderson in the future.

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