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Anderson mainly looking at Pac-10

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Ryan Anderson wants to take the summer to see which programs get more involved in his recruitment but at this point it looks like the Long Beach (Calif.) Poly power forward is especially focused on four programs all on the West Coast.
"I'm pretty much just waiting for the summer to take its course," Anderson said. "I'm probably looking for somewhere on the West Coast to stay closer to home but I'm keeping all the options open right now.
"In July, you see who comes out, you see who really wants to see you play and you get a better feel for the coaches in the summer and through the fall when you go on unofficial visits and stuff."
UCLA, California, Washington State and Arizona were the four mentioned by Anderson, a 6-foot-7 recruit who can play inside but also has the ability to float around the perimeter and make open jump shots.
He doesn't have a top school just yet but those four Pac-10 programs are the favorites as the spring AAU circuit continues.
"I wouldn't say No. 1 but they're the closest school to home," Anderson said of UCLA. "(Last season) is not really of much importance because they're one of the top schools in the country so they're always going to bring in more talent."
The coaching staffs at Arizona and Cal stand out the most and that's one big reason why Anderson is strongly considering both programs. Plus, Anderson visited Cal for its elite camp last summer and really enjoyed the campus.
"Their coaching staff is really great over there," Anderson said of Arizona. "Our high school coach has a good connection with the Arizona coaching staff and talks very highly of them so it's definitely another good option because I know a lot of people on the team also.
"(Cal) was a school where I went to their elite camp last year and I really liked the campus, I loved the coaching staff, they really related to the players really well and they always have a good team year-in and year-out so that's another team to look at."
Another squad that Anderson is also considering is Gonzaga although he hasn't heard much from its coaching staff yet.
First-year assistant coach Donny Daniels, formerly of UCLA, and Anderson have developed a strong relationship in the last couple years. Anderson said he'd definitely listen if Gonzaga started to recruit him more heavily.
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