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Posted On: 10/22/18 5:41 PM
Rising senior, Jalen Anderson sometimes drove three and a half hours to practice during the AAU circuit. He ran with the Juice All-Stars out of Raleigh, North Carolina in order to get more exposure to college coaches prior to his final high school season.
Anderson sure did get the exposure that he was looking for, playing in high-class tournaments such as the Fab 48 in Las Vegas.
The wingman attended the Prep Hoops Top 250 showcase in September as well and proved to all those in attendance that he can take the rock to the cylinder with authority while absorbing contact. It is also to note that Anderson has above-average court vision for an off-ball guard.
As a junior, per MaxPreps, Anderson averaged 20.6 points per game along with 7.4 rebounds and 3.2 assists each time out. He helped lead Tandem Friends High School to a state tournament performance but fell in the first round.
When it comes to recruiting, Anderson has yet to receive an offer but is on the radar for a few programs, including Christopher Newport University.
Over the off-season, Anderson recognized the part of his game that he wanted to improve was his strength. However, along with spending a lot of time in the weight room, he continued to work on his jumper as he didn’t shoot the ball as well as he wanted to during his junior year.
“I’ve been bulking up,” Anderson said. “I’ve also been working on my footwork. I shot well during AAU, but I didn’t shoot well in the high school season, so I continue to stay on the gun.
“During the summer I was on the gun a lot.”