Kyle Anderson Sr., the father of UCLA freshman guard Kyle Anderson, and NBA agent Thad Foucher have a preexisting relationship that dates back about a decade, sources told SNY.tv.
Anderson Sr. has known Foucher since the early 2000s through the AAU circuit, and Foucher met the son, known as “Lil Kyle,” when he was a youngster through his father. Before becoming an agent with the Wasserman Media Group, Foucher served as head coach of the New Orleans Jazz AAU Team from 1990-1998, according to his Wasserman bio.
The L.A. Times reported Saturday that the NCAA’s investigation into the 6-foot-9 Anderson and 6-5 wing Shabazz Muhammad is ongoing. In Anderson’s case, the NCAA is looking into the connection between him and Foucher, who now reps Anthony Davis, among others, and works with Arn Tellem. Casey Wasserman is a UCLA graduate and well-known Bruins booster. To read more of this story, click here
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.”