2019 Justin (Tex.) Northwest point guard Avery Anderson won his district with his team this season, but fell short in the playoffs of the ultimate goal of a state championship for his sophomore season.
"It felt good. Everybody played good from the post to the guards," Anderson said. "We had to score a lot and then play really good defense."
Anderson's Northwest team fell in the semifinals of the state playoffs to Ft. Bend Marshall, losing 82-59. The defensive struggles that plagued Northwest at times came out again, even as Anderson has improved his defense.
"Our defense had been iffy at times. I think my game came a long way from just being a scorer and now being a distributor and playing defense to help our team get wins."
Back in February, Anderson took in SMU's win over Cincinnati in Moody Coliseum. Anderson, who is a frequent visitor to SMU, loved the environment.
"It was fun. SMU pulled it out at the end. I thought Cincinnati was going to take it," Anderson said. "Their play style is fast and that's how my game is. I like to play fast. It's a match."
The SMU staff was only able to catch up for a few minutes after the game and while his dad handles a lot of his recruitment as of now, he's developing a bond with SMU.
"It was great. The fans, the coaching staff, it's all great," Anderson said. "I'm just kind of enjoying it all right now."
Baylor, Oklahoma State, Texas and Texas Tech are showing interest. TCU extended an offer to Anderson last week. Anderson will hit the road this summer with RM5 Elite on the Nike EYBL circuit and his recruitment is expected to take off.