Anderson Selected For Boost Mobile Elite 24 Game
Hybrid point guard Kyle Anderson of St. Anthony High School, an All-State selection this past season, has been selected by ESPN RISE to play in the 2011 Boost Mobile Elite 24 game at the Venice Beach courts in Los Angeles on August 26 and 27. Players are selected based on their performance during AAU tournaments and national summer camps. The event features 24 of the nation’s top scholastic basketball players and will be televised live on ESPNU Saturday August 27 at 7 p.m. EDT.
The elite prospect’s selection should come as no surprise to anyone who has watched him play. Anderson is the player with the ball in his hands at all times and he makes everyone else on his team better. He led his team into the quarterfinals with a 4-1 pool play record. Even more impressive is his knack for picking up triple-doubles. He accomplished the feat twice in six games while finishing with per game averages of 18.6 points, 9.2 rebounds, and 7.6 assists. He does whatever it takes to win and he does so in a very efficient manner with deceptive athleticism.
Fellow 2012 top-10 prospect power forward Brandon Ashley had an interesting way of describing Anderson’s talents.
“He’s the slowest player I’ve ever played against in my life, yet he’s one of the most skilled you will ever play in the world,” Ashley told ZagsBlog.com. “He’s a 6-8 point guard but you really cannot stop him. He gets in the lane whenever he wants to. It’s always a challenge and it’s always a great game playing against Kyle.”
Currently rated as the nation’s No. 4 overall prospect in the Class of 2012 by Rivals.com, Anderson has narrowed his college choices down to five schools, said St. Anthony coach Bob Hurley.
The 6-foot-8 guard is considering, in no particular order, UCLA, Florida, Georgetown, Seton Hall and St. Johns. He plans to make his final decision on September 20, his birthday.