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Posted On: 04/24/18 3:05 PM
2018 guard Zach Anderson has put in the work over the past few seasons.
The 6’1″, 185-pounder started the last two seasons at Lake Mary after transferring in. He says he moved to the school to have a better platform for him to eventually play at the collegiate level.
“Switching schools after the 10th grade was a big move and it took a lot of inner drive to succeed. I had to work twice as hard as the guys next to me that we’re already “in the system.” But I did not let this uphill battle stop me from my goals,” Anderson told Prep Hoops Florida. “Even though we faced two early departures from district play, my character was grown like no other. In times of slumps and losing calls for leadership, coming together and overcoming. Being in those situations allowed for me to gain these aspects of character.”
Currently, Anderson holds an offer from Division III Rockford and a walk-on spot at Division II Dallas Baptist.
He started playing basketball at the age of 5. He says he still has his picture from that YMCA season somewhere in his room.
“I fell in love with the game at an early age. I even tried to drift off to football for a couple seasons but basketball came pulling me back. My love for the game is all in the tempo. I love transition basketball,” Anderson said. “I take pride in pushing the ball up the court catching the defenses on its heels. But I also love to show my versatility in the half court offense at a slower pace to torch defenses off the pick and roll and finding cutters.”
Anderson’s favorite players are Jason Kidd, Russel Westbrook, Jason Williams and Ben Simmons. He says they are all players who let their tempo control the game.
In terms of his biggest strengths, he pointed to his unselfishness, vision, pick and roll play and misdirection.
Anderson is looking to improve his consistency from 3-point land by improving his mechanics.
His college decision will come soon but right now, he’s in the gym putting in the work to get better as an all-around point guard and scorer.
Photo credit: Hurley FL