The spring and summer is an excellent time to discover new prospects within the state of Arizona, as many of the state's best prospects compete against one another in a manner that makes it easier to evaluate the state's best talent. While many of the top prospects in the state remain well known names amongst basketball enthusiasts in the state, the spring and summer allows our staff to uncover other prospects that have shown promise as college prospects - at many different levels.
One prospect that proved worthy of some attnetion this club season is Queen Creek High School's 6-foot-5 senior forward Parker Anderson. While competing on the club circuit, Anderson showed glimpses of a player that has the potential to play college basketball at some level.
While observing Anderson in club competition, he showed very good toughness and a high level of confidence in the games I saw him play in. He has a nice lengthy body with a very good motor and also possesses decieving athleticism, which allows him to make plays in transition and whilke slashing to the basket.
Anderson showed a good ability to score the basketball from mid-range with a variety of offensive moves, and an ability to make plays off the dribble. His shot selection is still questionable at times, but he does have good range on his perimeter shot, although he needs to become more consistent from longer ranges to become more effective offensively. He is an active rebounderon both ends of the floor and competes hard on the defensive end, although he seems to be all over the place defensively. As he becomes more disciplined in his overall approach to the game, he will see major improvement in his overall attack on the basketball court.
Anderson has the physical tools to become a good player over time, as he posseses very good upside at this point in his young career. His intangibles are glaring - toughness, confidence and a high motor. This young man is definitely one to watch for the future.
While I had not seen Anderson play before the club season, he has the potential to have a strong senior season for Queen Creek HS this up-and-coming high school basketball season.
I will be keep a close eye on Parker Anderson this season, as he could develop into a good college prospect for a small college program.