UVa Joins Kyan Anderson Race

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Earlier this week, North Crowley (Fort Worth, TX) senior point guard prospect Kyan Anderson received a release from the letter of intent he signed with Providence College. UVa responded quickly and is one of three programs vying for the 5-11, 165-pound prospect’s talents.

“Unless somebody else comes in quick, it’ll be between three schools that have expressed interest in Kyan,” North Crowley head coach Tommy Brakel said. “They are Virginia, Texas Tech, and Texas Christian. They all expressed interest right off the bat.”

< ?php include(getenv("DOCUMENT_ROOT") . "/sabreincludes/adTags/boxArticles.html"); ?>Coach Brakel has not yet had an in-depth conversation with Anderson or Anderson’s family regarding upcoming plans, so at this point he isn’t sure which schools the standout point guard plans to visit. He adds, though, that something likely will be known in the next couple of days.

“I assume he’ll take at least two visits,” Brakel said.

A 4-year starter on the varsity level, Anderson guided North Crowley to four straight 30-plus win seasons. The 2009/2010 Fort Worth Star Telegram Player of the Year, he averaged 21.1 points, over six assists, four steals and over two rebounds per game his junior season. This included a school record 48 points — in just three quarters — against Abilene.

As a senior, he averaged 14 points and six assists per game in his senior season.

“There is not a lot not to like about him,” Brakel said. “Kyan’s a winner. He has great quickness. He handles well. He creates for his teammates. He really excels in transition. He can also play off the ball some, catch and shoot and things like that.”

Providence underwent a coaching change this offseason, replacing Keno Davis with Ed Cooley. Subsequently, Anderson asked to be release from the letter of intent he signed last November. In Anderson, Virginia is looking to add a fourth prospect to its 2011 class, which currently includes power forward Darion Atkins , guard Malcolm Brogdon , and guard/forward Paul Jesperson .

Stay tuned for more on Anderson next week, when we’ll check back in for another update on his recruiting plans.

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