What a year or so it has been for 2021 Demar Anderson. Coming off a tough injury that sidelined him for quite some time and took some time to get back fully healthy, Anderson is now looking to show that he still has the game to be a Division I player.
This past weekend at the Phenom Challenge in Rock Hill was a great start.
Now looking fully healthy and ready to roll, Anderson put on a show averaging 26 points per game which included a 38-point outburst on Day 2. Anderson has certainly been putting in the work, working on his frame and getting stronger, while showing that he can be a big-time scorer on the court. In Rock Hill, Anderson did it all on both ends. The guard scored tough at the rim, showcased his mid-range shot, and knocked down multiple 3-pointers while also being a tough defender on the other side of the ball. His defense can help create his offense, making opponents pay for their mistakes.
It certainly looks like Anderson is locked in and ready to prove to everyone that he still is the player he was before the injury and possibly even better.
“The mindset being back this summer really is just trying to get myself back out there,” he told Phenom Hoops. “I have to play hard every time I step out there on the court. What I’ve been able to show that I wasn’t able to show before was me being able to score the ball effectively and efficiently, getting the defense to focus on me, and being able to get my teammates open shots when needed.”
Before his injury, his recruitment was solid but it started to slow down after. But this is a young man that looks and is determined to show that he can play at the next level.
From what we saw, that is without question.
So far, Coker has been the school that has expressed interest his way lately after his performance but many more should be coming around quickly.
Now fully back and healthy, Anderson looks like a player on a mission and could be the next player to really see his recruitment start to take off.