At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, over one hundred players from North Carolina went on to play at the Division I, II, III or NAIA levels, and that number looks likely to continue increasing with the current senior class. Typically, we take a closer look at guys who are overlooked and underrated, and today’s edition will highlight Demar Anderson of Victory Christian.
We’ve seen Anderson countless times over the years, including at our most recent Top 80, where we stated, “Starting things off, we look at a player that simply possesses a natural feel and understanding as a scorer, Demar Anderson. He’s a strong, tough, smart wing prospect with the ability to assert himself from all three levels while being an effective defender and two-way rebounder. Anderson can create for himself with relative ease and mixes it up quite regularly with the ball in his hands. Next in his development process is working to become a better passer, as it would make him a more complete offensive threat. Coach Bernardi on Anderson: “Demar’s shot-making ability impressed during the day. He took and made tough contested shots. His strong frame allows for him to touch the paint at will. He operates well out of the midrange. He has all of the tools to be a high-level defender. His attitude and acceptance of criticism gives him the ability to grow. Look for him a big year at Victory Christian for Coach Marcus.” Anderson proved to be a definite asset at camp and should see an uptick in his recruitment throughout the coming months.”
Everything written above has held true through the test of time, as Anderson has seamlessly transitioned into being a major piece for Victory Christian this season. Even with a lineup full of Division I prospects, Anderson shines with his two-way ability. He’s a reliable all-around scorer with IQ, size, skill, strength, and athleticism. Anderson can dictate the offensive action with relative ease, setting up others while seizing any easy scoring opportunities available. He displays quality defensive instincts, rebounds the ball well for his position, and makes great decisions in transition. Anderson already clearly has the makings of a scholarship-level player, and would make an excellent asset at a wide variety of programs in the collegiate game.