Hoping to avoid the distractions that come with being one of the most heavily recruited players in the class of 2007, James Anderson made it perfectly clear that he had planned to trim his list of schools to a respectable number shortly after the spring and summer AAU Circuit had ended. Staying true to his word, the No. 34 ranked player in the class has done just that. Four schools have emerged as the teams to beat for the four-star prospect and, as it stands right now, one official visit has been scheduled for the month of September.
Throughout the spring and summer AAU Circuit, Anderson, the 6-foot-5, 190-pound small forward from Junction City (AR) High School indicated that he would trim his list of schools to five once the July evaluation period had come to an end.
Anderson, who averaged 31-points and 12 rebounds as a junior, is ready to take the next step forward in his recruitment. The No. 10 ranked small forward has received a heavy amount of interest from Alabama, Arkansas, Baylor, Connecticut, Florida, Kansas, Kentucky, LSU, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Tennessee and Texas.
The extremely talented and gifted prospect has scholarship offers from all of the aforementioned programs expect for LSU, Tennessee and Texas.
"Arkansas, Florida, Oklahoma State and Kansas are the four teams that have made the cut for James," said Junction City head coach Joe Hammett. "There are several other schools involved for the final spot on his list. James will be taking an official visit to Arkansas during the first weekend in September.
"James is also going to schedule official visits to Kansas, Florida and Oklahoma State," he added. "The trip to Arkansas is the only official visit that has been planned right now, but James is planning to visit the other schools on his list."
James Anderson Audible: "His versatility as far as being able to shoot the three well and then take you off the dribble and score on the inside. So really being able to score outside and inside and then also at that size handle the basketball and he's an unbelievable passer. He's just hard to defend, plus he makes everybody else better, because he definitely, if a guy is open, he'll get them the basketball." - Junction City coach Joe Hammett.