There has been a lot of turmoil going on in the Arizona Wildcats basketball program over the past several years, and it reached it's apex recently when former Head Coach Sean Miller was fired, after a subpar season where the historic basketball program failed to make the NCAA Tournament. Enter a new Head Coach in Tommy Lloyd, who is coming off a runner-up national championship appearance with Gonzaga University. The Wildcats basketball program is almost starting over now, and a major priority and the first priority for Coach Lloyd and his new staff was to land the services of impressive Perry HIgh School's 6-foot-11 junior post Dylan Anderson.
Anderson is regarded among the elite overall talents in America for the 2022 Class of prospects, and he is a sure-fire prospect that should have loads of success at the collegiate level. The new WIldcats staff and Dylan Anderson looked to make a big statement right away upon the hiring of Tommy Lloyd, as Anderson gave an immediate verbal commitment to the University of Arizona.
Regardless of the situaton, landing Anderson was a tremendous commitment, as Anderson is a big-time prospect with excellent length and an advanced offensive skillset for his size and youth. Lloyd had the inside track on Anderson during his time at Gonzaga, and the momentum carried directly over to Arizona.
Anderson is currently rated among the Top 20 prospects nationally among America's top overall prospects in the 2022 Class, and was regarded as the #1 overall center in the class. Anderson is a sure-fire future pro prospect already, and competes very hard on both ends of the floor and competes at a high level for a prospect his age. He has a very nice skill level for a prospect of any age, as he is able to shoot the basketball extremely well and with excellent range on his shot, a very rare quality found in prospects with Anderson's extreme size, length and youth. Anderson has extreme mobility and fluidity for a prospect his size, and he runs the floor very well and is a strong finisher around the rim.
Anderson is an attractive a prospect as I have ever seen at his young age, and he shares a resemblance to former Duke star forward Christian Laettner as a player. Anderson's potential as a player is limitless. The development and growth of Anderson as a player, and his exploits on the basketball court has brought much more attention to the Arizona basketball community over time, and will also, in it's own way, help the continued growth and development of the Arizona basketball culture - helping more Arizona kids also get recruitment opportunities.
Congratulations again from our Arizona Preps' staff to Dylan Anderson and his father Rob Anderson on their focused attempt to help bring more recruitment opportunities to Arizona youth, through having Dylan stay home in Arizona during his club seasons and play for Arizona-based club teams. Him also choosing a local program does a lot, whether basketball enthusiasts believe it or not, for Arizona basketball as well - proving that Arizona top-rated talent is good enough.