Four-star prospect James Anderson spent some time on his home state school's campus the past weekend on what was his first of four scheduled official visits. Anderson, a 6-foot-5, 190-pound wing player from Junction City (Ark.) High School, will now entertain visitors in his home until he resumes his official visits in October.
"The visit was good," said Anderson. "They showed me around the campus, and I met with the academic people. The best part of the visit was hanging out with the team and the atmosphere at the football game.
"The visit doesn't change anything, though. Arkansas is right there with my other three schools."
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In October, Anderson will visit the other three schools at the top of his list Kansas, Florida and Oklahoma State. All four of his top schools will visit his home in September, as will Alabama, who is trying to make inroads with the all purpose wing.
After missing the entire summer last year with an injury, Anderson was one of the hottest names on the circuit this summer. His game steadily progressed throughout the summer as his comfort level rose.
"I think I improved and did very well over the summer, especially since I missed out the year before with the injury," he said. "I take pride in being an all around player and just want to get better in every way. I am focused on improving my shot and ball handling."
Anderson, who averaged 31 points and 12 rebounds per game as a junior, is the No. 34 ranked prospect in the Rivals150.
James Anderson scouting report:
A bouncy and wiry wing player, Anderson impacts the game in a number of ways. He is outstanding filling the lanes in transition and is a great offensive rebounder. As a multiposition defender, he has a knack for coming up with big steals. Fairly skilled with the ball as a shooter, handler and passer, Anderson just needs to continue refining those skills. Added strength will help him finish the difficult shots he is capable of creating.