James Anderson Slipping

       A tremendous season scoring the ball put the 6'6" wingman all over the NBA's map- dropping 20 and 31 points on Baylor, and then 27 against Kansas and Kansas State near the close of the regular-season. Anderson ended the year on a bit of a down note, hitting just 3-of-12 shots, including a 0-for-6 from 3 against Georgia Tech in the 2010 NCAA Tournament's opening round. For a player with a reputation of being a true shooter with the ability to stretch a defense, his underwhelming performance at the NBA Draft combine sure did not help his stock. He hit only 9 3-pointers, tied for the 2nd lowest score in camp, and posted a solid, but not spectacular outing shooting off of the dribble, knocking down 15-of-24 mid-range jumpers. Anderson's stock could slide into the early 20s. He must perform well in his individual workouts with other shooting guards/small forwards like Xavier Henry (Kansas), Willie Warren (Oklahoma), Terrico White (Ole Miss) Eric Bledsoe (Kentucky), Paul George (Fresno State), and Jordan Crawford (Xavier) all putting up better shooting performances last week.

By President - Corey Ruff - 6-4-10