Player: Kiara Anderson
School: East Lincoln
Anderson continues to be a name that comes up in discussion every time we see her in action. Whether it was at our Lady Top 80 camp or jamborees this year, Anderson continues to stand out with her play. And that should only bring more excitement to what she will be showing this season at East Lincoln.
The 2026 guard is a dynamic playmaker with the ball in her hands, and she plays with a swagger to back it up. Whether it is her ability to create off the dribble, see and read the floor extremely, create with speed and change of pace, and really get inside the defense or knock down shots from an array of levels. Anderson is extremely effective when she is on the court, and really love her motor and competitive nature. She continues to be a player that we talk about, and I believe more should be looking her way sooner rather than later.
Top 80 Evaluation:
“Continuing onto a player who made a lasting impression as one of the most dynamic campers in attendance, Kiara Anderson. She’s a smart, poised, all-around point guard prospect with a highly advanced game for her age. Anderson possesses a tight, crafty handle and excellent quickness, which she utilizes to get wherever she wants off the bounce. She sets up others at a high volume, but also applies seemingly nonstop scoring pressure from all levels. Anderson is a terrific defender at the point of attack and highlights sharp instincts for forcing turnovers. She simply knows how to set the tone and lead a team on both ends of the floor. Next in her development process is working on her awareness as an off-ball defender, as it would lead to even more steals. Coach Baker on Anderson: “Wow! Kiara is a great point guard and overall floor general. She possesses an extremely high IQ and amazing vision. She can score at will and get all of her teammates involved.” Anderson showed flashes of pure dominance at camp and should be a definite focal point for East Lincoln going forward.”