Former St. Anthony star Kyle Anderson must like playing in China.
The 6-foot-9 forward posted his second double-double of UCLA’s three-game trip to the Far East, coming up with 21 points and 11 rebounds as the Bruins beat the Shanghai Sharks 92-63 Tuesday night. Sharks team owner Yao Ming met the Bruins after the game and posed for photos.
“I thought that I had a pretty good and complete all-around game,” said Anderson, who had 11 points, 13 rebounds and 6 assists in the team’s first game of a 3-0 trip. “It just came along with the team game. It was about getting guys involved and defensive rebounds and doing things to allow the team to win.” To read more of this story, click here
Kyle Anderson played his first game in a UCLA uniform Saturday.
The game happened to take place in Beijing, China. Against Tsinghua University.
Hardly Kentucky, Duke or Kansas.
But the 6-foot-9 Anderson flashed his diverse talents by going for 11 points, 13 rebounds and six assists in UCLA’s 116-68 victory that kicked off a three-game trip. He has been playing a lot of point forward in the UCLA offense. To read more of this story, click here
Kyle Anderson got his MRI results back Wednesday afternoon and they weren’t good.
The 6-foot-9 UCLA-bound point guard has torn ligaments in his thumb and Dr. Marc W. Urquhart of Bayonne, N.J., suggested surgery, which could keep Anderson out of action for three months.
“Dr. Urquhart says he has torn ligaments in his thumb and after reading the MRI and seeing the MRI he believes he needs surgery,” Kyle Anderson Sr. told SNY.tv Wednesday. “We respect his opinion and judgment but are still going to have a second opinion.” To read more of this story, click here
UCLA-bound point guard Kyle Anderson will have an MRI on his left thumb today (Monday) at 3 p.m. and could be sidelined for up to three months with surgery, his father told SNY.tv.
“He could possibly need surgery,” Kyle Anderson Sr. told SNY.tv. “I’m glad he was able to get through the all-star games.”
Anderson Sr. said his son jammed his thumb on the backboard during a practice before St. Anthony played Gill St. Bernard’s in the New Jersey Non-Public B state final. The Friars went on to complete their second straight unbeaten season, bringing Anderson to 65-0 during his time under Hall of Famer Bob Hurley. To read more of this story, click here
How would you like to coach a team that included Kyle Anderson, Shabazz Muhammad and a whole bunch of other future NBA players?
That’s exactly the position Montverde (Fla.) coach Kevin Boyle is in this week as he leads Team USA into Saturday night’s Nike Hoop Summit game.
In this video from Tim Brown of OregonLive.com, Boyle, the former Elizabeth (N.J.) St. Patrick coach, went out of his way to praise the work ethic and talent of Anderson, the 6-9 point guard signed with UCLA, and Muhammad, a 6-6 wing who is considering UCLA, Kentucky and Duke.
“Obviously, Kyle Anderson from St. Anthony’s in Jersey City [is] just a terrific player,” Boyle said. “He really understands how to use his speed. He’s not super fast, but he’s super bright and really knows how to use angles on defense. Offensively, he’s versatile, he can play three or four positions.
“Shabazz Muhammad, obviously, a big-time athlete, big-time scorer…[Those] guys should be really important in the game on Saturday night.”
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – When you look at Kyle Anderson, the stats are pretty outrageous, but none crazier than this.
The 6-foot-9 UCLA signee has lost just once in the last three seasons at the highest level of high school basketball in New Jersey. That came in the 2010 Non-Public North B final against St. Anthony when Anderson was still at Paterson Catholic before the former North Jersey basketball powerhouse shut down after that school year.
That March night at Rutgers was the last defeat he would taste and as Bob Hurley joked in the media room at the IZOD Center on Tuesday evening after St. Anthony’s latest Tournament of Champions win, Anderson couldn’t beat them, so he joined them. To read more of this story, click here
JERSEY CITY, N.J. — In addition to being a Hall of Fame basketball coach, Bob Hurley is also a lifelong fan of the New York Yankees.
And so perhaps it comes as no surprise that as his team enters the final game of its season — the final game on the New Jersey high school basketball calendar — he was drawing a comparison between his quartet of key players and the Yankees “Core Four.”
“The Yankee core of Mariano and Jeter and Posada and Pettitte was the ‘Core Four’ for a very long time and our ‘Core Four’ during the course of the season has been Kyle [Anderson] and Jerome [Frink] and Josh Brown and Hallice [Cooke],” Hurley told SNY.tv following St. Anthony practice Monday. To read more of this story, click here
JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Kyle Anderson Sr. says he believes Shabazz Muhammad will commit to UCLA next month and join his son in a powerhouse recruiting class for Bruins coach Ben Howland.
“I think he’s going to UCLA because that’s where his parents are from and I assume they would want to get back to L.A.,” Anderson Sr. told SNY.tv during an exclusive interview Monday at St. Anthony’s practice facility, where Kyle Anderson Jr. and the unbeaten Friars (31-0) went through their final preparations before Tuesday’s New Jersey Tournament of Champions final.
“That’s just my opinion,” added Anderson Sr., a longtime coach with the Playaz Basketball Club AAU team. “That’s not based on any conversations or any inside information.”