By Jeff Goodman
Dwaun Anderson was Mr. Basketball in the state of Michigan. He's an athletic wing who was a freshman on campus this past summer and ready to play for Tom Izzo at Michigan State.
However, Anderson's mother died in the spring and the school put out a statement that he was withdrawing from school back in August.
"The last two years have been a very rough time for me as I’ve had to deal with some personal tragedies, including the sickness and death of my mother," Anderson said in the statement. "I’ve been in counseling as I attempt to cope with these issues, and I plan to undergo further counseling. I want to get all my personal issues in order before moving on to the next stage of my life."
Now the 6-foot-4 Anderson, who comes from a remote part of northern Michigan, is apparently prepared for the next stage and is exploring his options to return to college.
Anderson took an unofficial visit to Rutgers on Monday, is expected to go to Drexel today and will go to Wagner on Wednesday - a source told CBSSports.com. Georgetown is likely to get a visit from Anderson on Saturday and he is set to head to Seton Hall on Sunday. A trip to La Salle has been set up for Oct. 20.
"He's wide open," the source said.
Anderson may also visit Villanova and Central Michigan.
Anderson played with Team NJABC in the summer because of the close relationship between Team NJABC coach Matt Pauls and Anderson's former high school coach at Suttons Bay in Michigan, Todd Hursey.
"He has a chance to be eligible in January," the source said. "And he'd be an unbelievable pickup for someone - especially this late."