One of the breakout players of this spring was Louisiana native and shooting guard Josh Anderson.
The Class of 2017 shooting guard put together some strong performances in the Under Armour Association with Louisiana Elite as he showed that he was a legitimate top-100 prospect.
N.C. State has been actively recruiting the 6-foot-4 Anderson as he recently was on campus for an unofficial visit. Anderson said that even though none of the team was around, it was a really good experience for him.
"It was nice. They showed me around the city and stuff. The city is cool, kind of quiet. But the school, they showed me the academics and stuff like that. It was a good visit. Campus was nice," Anderson told Pack Pride.
The Wolfpack have been aggressive recruiting Anderson in-part because new assistant coach Butch Pierre is a native of Louisiana just like Anderson. That connection helps with Anderson's recruitment to N.C. State as Pierre has been active keeping in touch.
"It's nice. He hits me up almost every day. We talk about basketball and we joke around. He's a cool guy," Anderson said of Pierre.
Besides the N.C. State visit, Anderson has also recently taken a local unofficial visit to LSU while he's trying to see Baylor, Texas A&M and Florida for future visits. Anderson is likely going to take his time in the recruiting process, but he is trying to plan some visits for after July.
"I'm probably going to commit at the end of my senior year," Anderson said.
While Anderson will look at all of the factors of his recruitment, being able to earn early minutes is something that is very appealing to him.
"A school that I feel like really needs me. A school that needs a guard so that I can come in and make an immediate impact on the team. I just want to play," Anderson said.
This spring, Anderson rose up the national rankings by consistently putting up numbers through multiple UAA events. In 12 UAA contests this spring, Anderson averaged 15.6 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.8 steals per game while shooting 44 percent from the field and 68 percent from the free-throw line.
If there is one thing that Anderson is trying to improve this summer, it is his perimeter shooting. Anderson was only 5-for-35 from the three-point line this spring as he was 14 percent from distance.
"I'm trying to improve on my shooting. Just been trying to do that and on-ball defense. Just putting up shots and working on catch-and-shoot,"Anderson said.
After his successful spring, Anderson is now regarded as the No. 39 overall prospect in the Scout.com Class of 2017 national rankings. Anderson recently participated in the Under Armour All-American Camp during the first week of July while he'll also be playing in the Under Armour Association Finals the second week of the period.