Former J.L. Mann High School standout guard Tony Anderson was a prolific scorer during his career for the Patriots. Anderson, decided to stay close to home and play for nearby Furman University. Although known as a big time scorer in the area Anderson didn't see much playing time in the early parts of this his freshman season. Sources tell us that strong showings in practice and earning the confidence of his coaches have steadily seen a rise in Anderson's playing time for the Paladins.
Monday night saw Anderson's biggest outing yet as a collegiate when Furman hosted in-state rivals and Southern Conference foes The Citadel. In front of a home audience Anderson knocked down a few perimeter shots and continued his strong play of late. In fact Anderson calmly stepped up to the charity stripe late with the Paladins clinging to a slim lead and knocked down a pair of game clinching free throws.
When it was all said and done Anderson scored a career high 20 points in the Paladins' 63-59 victory over the Bulldogs. The victory moved Furman's record to 10-9 overall with a 4-4 record in Southern Conference play.
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