Queen Creek High School's athletically gifted 6-foot-5 senior forward Parker Anderson is quickly becoming one of the better unsigned recruiting targets in Arizona's loaded 2014 class. While there are still many unsigned prospects in the class, Anderson is beginning to pick up recruiting steam for himself with numerous college programs.
This weekend, Anderson took an unofficial recruiting visit to a college program in the Summit League - North Dakota State University. The program has expressed serious interest in recruiting Anderson, and he advised me that he is very interested in the mid-major program.
"They have a good program, and I really like it up there," said Anderson.
Anderson has also began to receive serious recruiting interest as of late from other college programs, such as Texas Pan-America, Air Force, South Carolina Upstate, Colorado Mesa University, Dominican University and Minnesota-Duluth.
After bursting on to the recruiting scene last spring and summer on the AAU/club circuit, Anderson is having his best high school season to date - leading the Queen Creek program to a 15-5 overall record this season, the school's best season under head coach Troy Gibson. Anderson is averaging a team-leading 14.7 points and 5.3 rebounds per/game this season, and is capable of throwing down a highlight reel dunk at any point in a game.
Anderson, who burst on to the Arizona basketball scene this past spring and summer while playing for the Arizona Magic club program, proving that he was a serious athletic talent with an ability to play well above the rim. While competing on the club circuit, Anderson showed glimpses of a player that had the potential to play college basketball at some level. It is now quickly apparent that he is worthy of serious division-I level college recruitment, and would definitely be an excellent prospect for a stronger division-II program.
I will continue to follow Anderson's recruitment closely this season and during the spring - bringing you any recruiting updates as they continue to develop.
Arizona Hoop Review Scouting Report: Anderson has very good toughness and a high level of confidence. He has a nice lengthy body with a very good motor and also possesses deceiving athleticism, which allows him to make plays in transition and while slashing to the basket. Anderson has now shown a nice ability to score and shoot the basketball with excellent range on his shot. He has a wide variety of offensive moves, and an ability to make plays off the dribble. He is an active rebounder on both ends of the floor, and competes hard on the defensive end. 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’s best attribute is his tremendous length of body and athleticism, which allows him to make highlight plays at any point in the basketball game- capable of throwing it down on a defender whenever he attacks the rim. Anderson has the physical tools to become an excellent player over time, as he possesses tremendous upside and a high ceiling. His intangibles are glaring – toughness, confidence and a high motor. This young man is definitely one to watch for the future, as he seems to get better each time I see him play. As he adds more size and physical strength to his body, look out.