The 6-foot-7, 220-pound senior forward is capping his four-year Mustang career with a chance to repeat as NHSI champion. Vetter describes him as a "winner" since he has played the last two years on teams with only three losses by a total of six points. The University of Virginia recruit is ranked No. 55 in the ESPNU 100 and has surpassed the 1,000-point career mark. "He's improved each year on both ends of the court and is an amazing athlete, maybe the best I've coached and I've had some good ones. He not only jumps high but with power." This season, Anderson averages a team-best 18 points a game. He shoots over 70 percent both from the floor and free throw line.
The defending NHSI champion started the season ranked No. 4 in the FAB 50 and has only faltered twice -- both by two points. The Mustangs bowed to host Marcus (TX) by 42-40 in mid-December before competing in the Iolani Holiday Classic in Honolulu, a regular stop in recent seasons.
At that event, the Mustangs defeated two teams who have been nationally ranked this season -- Westbury Christian (TX) and current FAB 50 No. 28 Orlando Christian Prep (FL). Marcus, ranked No. 5 in the FAB 50, ended its season with a 39-2 record and repeat Texas championship.
The other Mustang loss came on Jan. 26 when District of Columbia champion and NHSI participate Coolidge scored a 51-49 win. Otherwise, it was business as usual for Montrose and its talented cast of cagers.