Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Kyle Anderson at UCLA today


6'7'', 210 lbs. | Class of 2012
Hometown: Fairview, NJ
School: St. Anthony High School
Position: Small Forward

Kyle Anderson Sets Visit Schedule

By Adam Zagoria
August 22, 2011, 9:41AM

It looks like Billy Donovan, Norm Roberts and the Florida Gators will get the last crack at St. Anthony point guard Kyle Anderson.

Here is his unofficial visit schedule released to SNY.tv by his father. It is subject to change.

Tuesday – Unofficial to UCLA

Aug. 30 – Unofficial to Georgetown

Sept. 1 – Unofficial to Seton Hall

Sept. 2 – Unofficial to St. John’s

Sept. 16-17 – Official to Florida

The 6-foot-8 Anderson will trip on Tuesday to UCLA for a third time on his way to the Boost Mobile Elite 24 game Saturday in Venice Beach, Calif.

Upon his return, he will also receive home visits from the five schools on his list, but those dates are not yet set. He is set to announce Sept. 20.

On Sunday, Anderson was named MVP of the Battle of Boroughs after posting 25 points, eight rebounds, four assists, three blocks and two steals as Harlem beat The Bronx, 84-70, in the title game. Anderson, whose mother, Suzanne, lives in Harlem, also put up 20 points in a semifinal win over Queens.

That performance came a week after Anderson notched 28 points to lead Team NYC to a 146-138 victory over Team USA in the inaugural Franchise Classic in The Bronx.

At the end of July, Anderson led the Playaz Basketball Club to titles at the Desert Duel in Arizona and the End of Summer Classic at Albright College in Reading, Pa.

“From the neck on up, he’s the best high school basketball player in America,” talent evaluator Tom Konchalski told the New York Post. “He’s just a winner. He won at Paterson Catholic, he won a national title at St. Anthony’s and he’s gonna win at the next level wherever he goes.”


Earlier in the month

Hurley Says Anderson is Top Player in Nation; UCLA, Florida Visits Planned

By Adam Zagoria
August 09, 2011, 9:25AM

St. Anthony coach Bob Hurley admits he hasn’t seen every top high school player in the nation, but he’ll put Kyle Anderson up against anybody.

“I would say if there’s a better all-around player in the country, that kid must be awful good because I think Kyle is as good an all-around player as I think you can have in high school,” the Naismith Hall of Fame coach told SNY.tv.

After wowing coaches at the Peach Jam and in Las Vegas, the 6-foot-8 Anderson finished up his summer by leading the Playaz Basketball Club to titles at the Desert Duel in Arizona and the End of Summer Classic at Albright College in Pa.

“He’s maturing, he’s physically stronger, he’s fitter,” said Hurley, whose team went undefeated last season en route to the mythical national championship. “He’s one of those guys that it doesn’t happen often in the sport. He was very good last year and he’s better this year.”

Anderson is due to announce Sept. 20 for Seton Hall, St. John’s, Florida, Georgetown or UCLA.

He will be at UCLA on Wednesday for an unofficial visit, according to his father.

Then he and his mother will trip to Florida Sept. 16 for the Tennessee football game Sept. 17 and an unofficial visit.

“We will make unofficials at the remaining three schools before his decision,” Kyle Anderson Sr. told SNY.tv.

No officials visits are planned at the moment.

The feeling in many quarters is that he will elect to stay local, at either Seton Hall or St. John’s, but Hurley says Anderson isn’t stressing on the decision.

“This does not appear to be a kid who’s worrying about colleges,” Hurley said. “I think it’s organized. I think the family knows what they’re doing. Dad being a basketbal coach helps this an awful lot.

“I don’t think he’s had a nervous day all summer.”

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