By Jeff Borzello
Normally, when scouts who have watched a player for three or four years still can’t figure out his position, it’s a bad thing.
In the case of Kyle Anderson, it’s just another sign of his versatility.
Anderson, a 6-foot-8 St. Anthony product (N.J), has the vision and passing ability of a point guard; the scoring prowess of a wing; and the size, finishing and rebounding skills of a power forward.
Ask Anderson, though, and he knows which position he wants to play at the next level.
“Point guard,” he said. “It’s the position I’m most comfortable at.”
At the NBPA Top 100 camp two weeks ago, Anderson played that position for the majority of the event.
“I’m just trying to be unselfish, play the point guard role,” he said.
Anderson has already made plenty of advancements in the recruiting process, trimming his list to five schools earlier this spring: Georgetown, Florida, Seton Hall, St. John’s and UCLA.
His potential to be a match-up problem and his passing ability would be a perfect fit for Georgetown.
“John Thompson III is a great coach, they run the Princeton offense,” Anderson said.
He also likes the way Florida head coach Billy Donovan makes players better during their time in Gainesville.
“Coach Donovan is great with player development,” Anderson said.
While Seton Hall might seem like it doesn’t belong in the same breath with the other programs, its proximity to Anderson’s Fairlawn, N.J., home could play a factor.
“It’s the hometown school, and all the guys play hard,” he said.
St. John’s emerged on the radar of several high-major prospects in the last year, as head coach Steve Lavin reeled in a nine-person class that included six players ranked in the top 100.
Anderson is impressed by the talent on the Red Storm’s roster.
“I like Coach Lavin, I like the class he has coming in,” he said.
Across the country sits UCLA, where Ben Howland has had a steady stream of pro point guards run through his program.
“Coach Howland puts point guards in the NBA,” Anderson said. “I think there’s five in the NBA right now.”
With most of the recruiting process behind him, the nation’s most versatile player is still not sure when exactly he wants to commit.
“No timetable,” Anderson said. “But before the season.”