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Posted On: 11/7/15 7:00 PM
West Jeff 2016 forward Ray Anderson has really begun rounding his game out. He's a very high level athlete who excels in the open court and rebounding both in and out of his zone. Standing 6'5, he has touch that extends out to the three point line.
"My strongest parts of my offensive game is being a all around player." Anderson has the ability to score from every level and as his ball handling improves, he has a chance to move to the perimeter. Right now he's a handful around the rim.
The energy he plays with (and the entire West Jeff roster for that matter) is something you can't really teach. "My strongest parts on being a defensive player is to communicate with my team and hustle." Understanding the important of communication is a big head start to being a high level defender.
As someone who routinely finishes in traffic both in a half court set and the break, Anderson said, "The part of my game I'm working on is being able to finish above the rim every time I get a open lane." He will need work on his ball handling and continue to develop his shot to transition to the wing at the next level.
"My role is to get guys to play hard with me and to be the leader on this team." He understands exactly how the game should be played and wants to take his team as far as he can. Playing in quite possibly the toughest district in the state, he'll have plenty of chances to make colleges take notice.
Ray Anderson has a 3.5 GPA and that IQ translates to the court as well. He knows that he'll need to continue playing with his hustle and heart to get the attention from coaches. Small schools should be in his gym checking him out.