Kansas State transfer Anderson to visit USF
USF coach Stan Heath continues to try to find the best fit for his final scholarship this spring, and there's a new recruit who could potentially join the Bulls this fall. Ron Anderson Jr., a 6-foot-8, 250-pound power forward who is transferring from Kansas State, will make a campus visit to USF on Tuesday.
Anderson, who averaged 5.2 points and 5.3 rebounds in 18 minutes per game off the bench for the Wildcats as a sophomore, has already visited Temple and Pepperdine, and is still wide-open in choosing his next school, according to his cousin, Troy Kemp, who is dean of admissions at The McCallie School, the private school in Chattanooga, Tenn., where Anderson attended.
"He's only visiting schools he's seriously considering," Kemp said. "He doesn't have a front-runner right now, so he's probably going to take all five of his visits."
Anderson's father, Ron Anderson, played 10 years in the NBA from 1984-94 with five teams, and even at age 50, he continues to play professionally in France. (Check out this picture -- he's the one wearing No. 15, in the middle under the windmill.)
Anderson would have to sit out the 2009-10 season by NCAA transfer rules, but would have two years of eligibility remaining after that. He's from from Upper Marlboro, Md., and played on the D.C. Assault as an AAU teammate of Michael Beasley, who he also played with as a freshman at Kansas State. Anderson averaged 3.3 points and 3.6 rebounds as a freshman, leading the team in shooting percentage by hitting 54.8 percent of his shots from the field.