Bulldogs Sign Anderson for 2012 Class

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.

For complete coverage of LA Tech men’s basketball, follow @LATechHoops and @LATechPPongratz on Twitter and visit the official home of Louisiana Tech Athletics at LATechSports.com.




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