Story Poster
Photo by Christian Anderson Jr.
Basketball Recruiting

Breaking: Michigan lands verbal pledge from '24 Christian Anderson Jr.

October 6, 2021

In June, just four months ago, Michigan became the first scholarship offer for 2024 guard Christian Anderson Jr. The 5-foot-8 rising sophomore from Lovett High School in Atlanta, GA, had a very solid freshman campaign for the school in the Peach State.

He averaged around 15 points per game in 30 minutes of game action per contest. He played his AAU basketball with Atlanta Xpress on the UAA circuit. He is labeled as a knock-down shooter and is one of the most gifted scorers in the 2024 class.

In July, he exploded for 43 points and followed that performance with a 33-point outing, point is, the kid can score. He also just was a standout at the CP3 rising stars camp, where he hit 17 three-pointers in a five-game span and averaged 17.5 points per game at the event.

But now Anderson Jr., despite just being a sophomore, is deciding to advance in his recruitment and make his college decision right now.

His choice? The Michigan Wolverines, he told on Wednesday afternoon.

Why Michigan?

”When a blue-blood, 2x NBA Championship-winning coach decides to commit to a 2024 15-year-old point guard because of his academic capabilities, great family situation, current athletic productivity, and future athletic potential, you should not hesitate. Coach Juwan Howard is progressive in his evaluation and thought process and he believes in me since he first saw me. The University of Michigan is a blue blood school in our eyes and we are just honored to be part of something that special.”

What ultimately sealed the deal?

”Juwan Howard and his process to let you know how he feels and his sincere effort to commit to me very early. He told me “I won’t drop the ball and will do right by you” which meant a full-ride scholarship and emotional support from him and the university. We are family now, go blue.”

subscribe Verify your student status
See Subscription Benefits
Trial only available to users who have never subscribed or participated in a previous trial.