For the last week or so, steam had been picking up with regards to Justin Anderson and picking a new destination.
Thursday morning, the rising senior made it official with his announcement that he would be heading to Virginia after de-committing from Maryland in wake of their coaching change.
Anderson, a five-star prospect, released the news through a press release from his high school, Rockville (Md.) Montrose Christian.
"The Cavaliers were always my second choice behind Maryland," Anderson said in the press release. "Also, my family lives in Virginia. After the departure of Coach [Gary] Williams and Coach [Robert] Ehsan, it just feels like the right fit."
In this case, Tony Bennett and his Virginia staff are going to be more than happy to have come in second place.
A physically developed and ridiculously athletic 6-foot-5 small forward, Anderson currently ranks #23 nationally in the class of 2012. He gets to the rim where he is an explosive finisher, is among the top wing defenders in the country and is a much better shooter than he's been given credit for.