June 13, 2012
RUSTON, La. – Louisiana Tech men’s basketball head coach Michael White announced Wednesday the signing of forward Chris Anderson out of Weatherford College in Texas to a financial grant-in-aid.
Anderson, a 6-foot-6-inch 225-pound forward, will have two-years of eligibility remaining when he joins the Bulldogs for the 2012-13 season.
“Chris is a tremendous talent who has been really productive for two years in a very good junior college league,” White said. “He is very versatile and really fits into our offensive and defensive schemes while also adding size and a high-level of athleticism to our roster.”
Anderson averaged 14 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals per game this past season after recovering from a broken foot. As a freshman, he averaged 14.5 points and 6.8 rebounds per contest while shooting 55.5 percent from the field. Anderson earned all-conference honors in the North Texas Junior College Conference his freshman and sophomore seasons and helped lead the Coyotes to the Region V Tournament this past campaign.
The Muskegon, Mich. native originally signed with Toledo out of Reeths-Puffer High School where he was rated as the 67th-best small forward on ESPN’s national ranking of high school recruits. During his junior year at Reeths-Puffer, Anderson averaged 19 points and 13 rebounds per game as he earned honorable mention Class A all-state honors and was a member of the Muskegon Chronicle’s Class A-B All-Area team.
Anderson picked Tech over Central Michigan, Kent State, San Diego and St. Bonaventure while becoming the fifth member of the 2012 signing class.