To compete in the Big East, DePaul coach Oliver Purnell needed to overhaul his roster and add players who fit his up and down style. After first taking care of the perimeter players, Purnell and his staff added a pair of big men late Friday that hope will help out down the road when Braeden Anderson and Derrell Robertson committed during their official visits.
A native of Canada, Anderson is a 6-foot-8 power forward prospect who had been gaining steam with college coaches.
During his junior year at Creedmoor (N.C.) Christian Faith, the bouncy insider showed flashes. Now at Wilbraham (Mass.) Wilbraham and Monson, Anderson's game seems to be coming together.
According to college coaches who have seen him lately, the three-star Anderson is developing his face-up game and getting stronger.
Robertson, who plays at Mendenhall (Miss.) High, is a bit more of a mystery. The 6-foot-9 center has a frame that looks like it belongs in a high major uniform and he appears to be a good rebounder and runs the court well.
However, it's been impossible to judge him on the offensive end at this point. During the summer, he rarely touched the ball while playing with MBA Hoops and high scoring wings Rodney Hood and LaQuinton Ross.