Edmond Santa Fe basketball player Aaron Anderson will spend a lot of time out west in the coming weeks. The 6-foot-2 combo guard is taking an official visit to Nevada this weekend, and is expected to visit Fresno State as well, Wolves coach Shawn Schenk said Wednesday.
“He had a great summer,” Schenk said of Anderson, who also has a scholarship offer from Oral Roberts. “He made better decisions with the ball, and that was something college coaches wanted to see. His focus has been shooting the 3 better, and he’s in the gym all the time getting shots up.
“He’s going to have some good opportunities.”
Anderson averaged 8.4 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game last year.
Schenk said he was unsure if Nevada had made an “official” scholarship offer, but the coaching staff made it very clear they were strongly interested in Anderson.
Nevada just received a commitment from a combo guard on Tuesday, but the team contacted Schenk to let him know that commitment had no bearing on Anderson’s recruitment.
“They said Aaron is still a guy they want,” Schenk said. “They were here the first day they could be out visiting players, and so was Oral Roberts.”
Anderson was also being recruited by Tulsa, but the Golden Hurricane recently got a commitment from Edmond Memorial guard James Woodard.
Anderson’s strength and long body, particularly in how he uses those two features on defense, are big selling points in the recruiting game.
“He’s long and athletic, and he can really defend,” Schenk said. “He’s one of the most competitive kids I’ve had since I’ve been here.”