Kyle Anderson’s college visitations have followed suit with his recruitment, to this point. That holding true, the far-from-glamorous, business-like, on-to-the-next-one “Kyle Anderson College Tour” made a stop in Queens on Wednesday.
Anderson, the sought-after New Jersey product and consensus Top 5 player in the Class of 2012, is in the middle of a final round of visits that include Georgetown, Seton Hall, UCLA, and St. John’s. Those schools, along with Florida, are the five from which Anderson will choose in just under two weeks, on September 20th.
During Anderson’s visit, former UCLA point guard Baron Davis was on campus working out and had a chance to speak with the high school senior.
“It made a big impact,” Anderson told the New York Post’s Zach Braziller. “It shows [head coach Steve Lavin] gets guys NBA ready. Baron talked about Coach Lav, how he helped him get to where he is today.”
Anderson also met with university president Rev. Donald J. Harrington, C.M. and took time to be with the team.
A physical anomoly as a 6’8″ point guard, Anderson is one of the most unique players in the country. Though lacking the quickness of many smaller point guards, he maintains a size and basketball IQ advantage over opponents.
As the on-floor leader of St. Anthony (NJ) and the New Jersey Playaz AAU team, Anderson has been a winner. Being such a calculated player, he works well with athletic teammates, whether in transition or the half court. He has great court vision and long arms that cover space on defense.
Following his visit to St. John’s, he tweeted, “St johns visit was great but i dont wanna hear about college for the next couple days [sic].”
Speculation leading up to Anderson’s decision are purely that: speculation. Few details have been released about which way the guard may be leaning.
No one expects it to be accompanied by the fanfare of other top recruits, but September 20th is the date. Mark your calendars.