Posted On: 11/25/18 11:42 AM

A transfer from Wichita West, 2019 guard Corey Anderson is hoping to make his mark on the Wichita Heights program.

Anderson has good size at 6’2 for a guard, is a terrific catch-and-shoot shooter and is capable of creating scoring opportunities for others.

“I love driving and finding my teammates for easy layups or kickout 3s,” he says. “My mid-range pull up is hard to stop when it gets going.”

Anderson played in a pair of tournaments this past summer in Arkansas and Las Vegas and says he spent most of his time in the gym working on his game and learning his new teammates at Heights. He says he spent the offseason working on shooting off of the dribble, getting his shot off quicker, and coming off of screens. Anderson says he has enjoyed his time at Heights so far and says he and Donald Bobbit have developed good chemistry on the court today.

“I feel like Bobbit is one of the best defenders in the state,” Anderson says. “This may be his breakout season. I feel like we will be a top contender for the title this year. We all gel well together and we all have a common goal, ‘2019 5A State Champs.’”

Anderson says the biggest influence on his basketball career to date has been his father, Corey Anderson Sr.

“Without him, my game wouldn’t be what it is today,” Anderson said. “He pushes me to do my best on and off of the court and motivates me more than anyone else! He’s at every game and every event to support no matter what.”

Anderson says he enjoys watching LeBron James, Rajon Rondo, and Lonzo Ball play.

“They’re not knockdown shooters, but they’re all great at creating open shots for their teammates and/or making great passes and great decisions,” Anderson said.