Each year there's a couple of guys that wow coaches and scouts with their overall skill, feel and savvy for the game. In the class of 2012, 6-foot-7 point forward Kyle Anderson who is headed to Jersey City (N.J.) St. Anthony for the rest of his high school career figures to be one of those guys.
Considered by some to be a point guard, others look at him as a swingman or highly skilled face-up four man. That discussion is more a testament to his all-around game than anything else.
"I'd describe myself as a strong all-around player," Anderson told Rivals.com. "Whatever my coach needs me to do whether it's guard the tallest player or bring the ball down the court, I will do it. I think it will help me down the road."
While he spends plenty of time in the gym working on his skill, Anderson credits his feel for the game to being a lifelong hoops junkie.
"I've been around basketball my whole life," says Anderson to describe his feel for the game. "When I was little, I always wanted to be around. I've been watching it forever and I guess the feel just kind of comes natural."
This summer, Anderson -- who runs with Jimmy Salmon's Playaz Basketball Club on the grassroots circuit -- will be working out with USA Basketball's 17 and under program and is hoping to make the trip to Germany for FIBA's 17U world championships.
On the recruiting front he's already heard from the likes of Miami, Virginia Tech, LaSalle, Pittsburgh, St. John's, Xavier, Arizona and Virginia. However, he hasn't put much thought into his list yet and figures he'll narrow things down some this summer.
"I haven't thought about a decision at all. I'd like to get it out of the way, but I haven't put any thought into it yet. That's what I want to do this summer, think about it more."