Every summer there are a couple of guys who come from off of the radar and prove themselves to be high major prospects. During the summer of 2010, one of the fastest risers was California native Juan Anderson.
A skilled 6-foot-6 wing from Castro Valley (Calif.) High, Anderson used a great July run with the Oakland Rebels to put himself on the map. While the attention was nice, it wasn't ever anything he needed to validate himself as a player.
"The summer was great. I enjoyed it," Anderson told Rivals.com. "Alot of people saw me and figured out who I was. Cant complain - it was successful. I never really cared for the attention, I just want to be the best player I can be. Attention doesnt make you better."
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A wing with size, Anderson is an excellent ball handler and fine athlete. He can handle the ball, gets to the rim and has a terrific mid range game. Schools have definitely noticed.
"My current list of schools I have interest in are Marquette, Oregon, Cal, Arizona State, San Diego State, and Texas," said Anderson. "All of them except for Texas have offered."
So far, Anderson has set up three visits. He'll trip to California unofficially on August 26th and then will take official visits to Oregon (September 17th) and Marquette (Septermber 24th).
In no rush to make a decision, Anderson could set up a few more official visits before making things official. When he does pick a school, the coaching staff and available playing time will play a huge role.
"I'll base my decision off the right fit for myself, including opportunity of playing time," said Anderson. "But the most important part is the coaching staff and the people I feel most comfortable with. I'll make my decision after I've taken my officials and talked to my family."