By Adam Zagoria of ZagsBlog
Kyle Anderson isn’t on DraftExpress.com’s 2013 Mock Draft board just yet, but the talented point guard could end up in the NBA by 2014.
The 6-foot-8 Anderson out of Jersey City (N.J.) St. Anthony has an extremely high basketball IQ and has drawn comparisons to Magic Johnson, Jalen Rose and a young Lloyd Daniels.
“He’s got a chance to be one-and-done, but he’s gotta play with some good players,” said one Division 1 assistant coach who recruited Anderson. “He’s gotta do some things with his body to get him ready.
“I don’t think the family’s going to rush it. I think two years [of college], he should be good. You gotta work your ass off.
Anderson on Monday ended a much-hyped recruiting process by choosing UCLA over Seton Hall, St. John’s, Florida and Georgetown, crushing the souls of many Seton Hall fans in the process.
In addition to the appeal of the warm weather and ambience of Los Angeles, Anderson decided that Bruins head coach Ben Howland was the best man to prepare him for a pro career.
Howland has tutored current NBA point guards Russell Westbrook, Darren Collison and Jrue Holiday.