Basketball: Memorial graduate Anderson signs with Robert Morris
Posted: 04/17/2012 at 8:30 am
By: Steve Krah
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“I felt like it was a good program for me,” said Anderson. “They are giving me an opportunity most schools haven’t.”
Not even a broken bone could keep the 6-foot-2, 190-pound shooting guard from having a season that would lead him to D-I.
“I was not going to stop until I made it,” said Anderson, who suffered with a broken wrist for two months and was still ailing when the 2011-12 season tipped off last November at Glen Oaks Community College.
All Anderson did at the Centreville, Mich., school was earn National Junior College Athletic Association Division II all-Region XII and all-Michigan Community College Athletic Association honors.
RMU needed a scorer and Anderson fills the bill.
Through 29 games (the most up-to-date available statistics), Anderson averaged 24.9 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.5 steals while making 97 3-pointers. The Steve Proefrock-coached GOCC Vikings went 17-14.
Proefock’s connections helped get Anderson’s game tapes in the hands of Robert Morris head coach Andrew Toole and his staff.
The Colonials went 26-11 overall and 13-5 in the Northeast Conference in 2011-12. RMU made it to the quarterfinals of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament before bowing to Fairfield.
Junior point guard Velton Jones (16.0 ppg) and sophomore shooting guard Coron Williams (10.8) led Robert Morris in scoring. Both are expected back in 2012-13.
Anderson, who will attend summer classes at Glen Oaks before reporting to Robert Morris in August, said he expects to vie with Williams for a starting spot.
At Memorial, Anderson was a two-time all-Northern Lakes Conference pick and high honorable mention all-stater as a senior for coach Mark Barnhizer. The backcourter scored 1,144 points for his prep career, which was No. 3 in school history entering the 2011-12 season.
Anderson spent his freshman collegiate season at Butler Community College in Kansas before transferring to Glen Oaks.