The start to the 2019-2020 Arizona Community College Athletic Conference (ACCAC) junior college season is upon us, after the annual JUCO Jamboree took place last weekend @ The PHHacility - showcasing each of the teams in the conference in front of numerous college coaches in attendance. The Arizona Preps' staff was in attendance for this year's event, and witnessed a terrific performance in the event by Scottsdale Community College 6-foot-4, 200-pound sophomore guard Boogie Anderson.
In the event, Anderson led his Scottsdale JC team to a strong performance, and, in the process, proved that he is definitely among the elite individual prospects in the ACCAC, and set to have a big sophomore season for Head Coach Mark Bunker and his staff. While much of the early recruiting attention has belonged to Anderson's SCC teammate, Donald Carter, Anderson proved last weekend that he is just as worthy of recruiting attention, and that he and Carter will team up to be among the best, if not the best, backcourt in the ACCAC this junior college season - a fact that should also have Scottsdale JC among the team's to beat this season in the conference.
Anderson is a native of Colorado, and after averaging 6.3 ppg last season and playing 21.8 minutes per/game, Anderson is back this season to play a vital role for his Scottsdale team and set to have a big sophomore campaign - one that should have him rated among the best sophomore juco guard prospects in the West.
Anderson is a nice recruiting target that most analysts and scouts have not seen to date, but one that should raise a lot of eyebrows with is play this junior college season. Anderson is a skilled combo-guard prospect that is capable of playing multiple positions on the floor, but seems to be at his best with the basketball in his hands as a facilitator and creator for himself and/or others. Anderson is a definite scorer of the basketball with a very nice handle and an ability to get into the lane and finish over bigger defenders. He can make shots from the perimeter and with range, and also has a very nice mid-range game to go with it. He is an excellent athlete with a very strong, college-ready body that looks impressive.
Anderson is a very good slasher and finisher that uses very good body control and makes plays at a nice clip. He enjoys scoring the basketball and also equally loves to distribute the basketball to the open player on the court, a valuable attribute for any guard prospect. Anderson has tremendous value on the court for any coach, as he can play primarily as a ball handler, or off the ball where he is the primary scorer. The versatility and ability of Anderson this season to play both guard positions will make the backcourt combination of him and Donald Carter very attractive and deadly this season.
I also look for Anderson to gain much recruiting attention for himself this junior college season, as he is a sure-fire mid-major division-I prospect that is worthy of serious recruiting attention. Low to mid-major division-I programs should be in hot pursuit of Anderson this season, as I look for him to rank among the conference's top individual performers all season long.
The combination of Anderson and Donald Carter this season will be a joy to watch, and should have Scottsdale JC fans very excited. After a strong season last year where Scottsdale JC finished as the runner-up to Pima JC for the ACCAC D-II Conference title, Scottsdale should again give teams another strong run for their money in the title race this season. The strong improvement of Anderson this season as a player could be enough to push Scottsdale to the top this season.