It's been an unforgettable spring and summer for James Anderson, the 6-foot-5, 190-pound small forward from Junction City (AR) High School. The No. 64 ranked player has emerged as one of the hottest and most heavily recruited players in the class of 2007. With college coaches now able to contact recruits, Anderson's phone hasn't stopped ringing.
During his junior year at Junction City (AR) High School, Anderson, a four-star prospect, average 31-points and 12 rebounds per game. However, he didn't start receiving a great deal of nation attention until the spring and summer AAU Circuit started.
Now that the July evaluation period is slowly coming to an end, Anderson is receiving a high amount of interest from the likes of Alabama, Arkansas, Baylor Connecticut, Florida, Kansas, Kentucky, LSU, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Tennessee and Texas.
All of the aforementioned programs have extended scholarship offers to Anderson expect for LSU, Tennessee and Texas. High-major programs from all across the United States are hoping to make the final cut when Anderson trims his list.
"Yes sir, I have received a lot of phone calls this week," said Anderson. "Florida State, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Oklahoma State, Kansas, Florida and Cincinnati are the schools that have called me.
"The coaches' that I have talked with want me to schedule an official visit to their school, but I have not made any decisions about that yet," he added I do know that I am going to take all five visits, but I don't know what schools."
While Anderson, the No. 15 ranked small forward in the class, has not made a decision about what schools to visit, he has put a plan in place to trim his list of schools to a respectable number, most likely five.
With just two events remaining, Anderson hopes to narrow down his list in the very near future.
"I am going to play in the Nationals and the Super Showcase," said Anderson. "After I return home from playing in those events, I am going to sit-down and trim my list of schools. I am also going to decide what schools to officially visit. I really don't have any favorites right now, and I am not leaning in one direction or another."
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