DeShawn Anderson, a streaky 6-2, 185 pound shooting guard from Fresno City College in Fresno, Calif., has seen some Division I recruiting interest this fall.
Anderson spent last year at Salt Lake C.C. in Salt Lake City before returning to his hometown of Fresno for his sophomore year. Anderson teamed with current Utah Jazz guard DeShawn Stevenson at Washington Union H.S. in Fresno to form one of the best high school backcourts in the country a few years back.
However, he and Stevenson were involved in a highly publicized off court incident last year, so in some respects, Anderson is trying to pick up the pieces of a once promising career.
Fresno City Head Coach Mark Mendez told JUCO Junction/Rivalshoops.com that Anderson went to court recently and the matter was postponed. He said there might be a chance that the matter against Anderson is dropped.
Meanwhile, Anderson has been a key part of the Fresno City offense this season, and has drawn interest from Cal-State Northridge, UNLV and Alabama Birmingham this fall, Mendez said.
In addition several Southland Conference schools and some Division II programs have shown an interest in Anderson as well. Due to the much publicized off court allegations, Anderson was not able to finish the year out at Salt Lake City College, but Mendez said that there's a chance DeShawn could graduate by the summer.
Although his handle and decision-making need upgrading, Anderson is still a streaky perimeter shooter who can carry a team offensively when his jumper is falling.
JUCO Junction will keep you abreast of his situation, so stay tuned to the site in the coming months for more information.