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Posted On: 09/21/18 10:00 AM
Class of 2020 forward Mack Anderson of SW Livingston is a small-school standout who is one of the top young prospects in Northwest Missouri.
The 6’5″ Anderson had an excellent of summer while playing for the Dominators during the grassroots season. Whether he was playing for his 16U team or up a level with the 17U team, Anderson was a consistent force with his scoring and rebounding.
“I loved playing against the top competition during the summer,” he said. “It helps me get better so I can go back and dominate Class 1A.”
Anderson has the ability to score around the basket with a variety of post moves. He has good footwork and a good shooting touch. He also had some explosive moments during the summer where he would get to the basket off the dribble and finish with a resounding slam dunk.
As a sophomore, Anderson averaged 21.6 points, 14 rebounds, four blocks and three steals a game in leading SW Livingston to a 21-5 record and the championship of the Carroll-Livingston Activities Association. He was also named the Most Valuable Player of the CLAA as a sophomore.
Anderson’s biggest goal as a junior is to get his team a little further in the postseason. SW Livingston advanced to the district championship game last season, only to lose to perennial Class 1 power Winston in the finals. In order to help make that goal a reality, Anderson has continued to add more parts to his game and be a more effective player on the perimeter.
“My outside shooting got a lot better over the summer,” he said. “I’m looking forward to doing a little more this season like help out with the ball handling when teams press us. Our goal is to win a district championship this year and hopefully go to state.”