|Posted by Brian Dickmann on August 26, 2015 at 9:20 PM|
Linc Darner has landed his top class of 2016 recruiting priority.
Trevor Anderson, a 6'1" point guard from Stevens Point Area High School (SPASH), tweeted on Wednesday night that he has verbally committed to Green Bay.
It was clear he was the Phoenix top target from the get-go as Anderson was the first player Darner offered a scholarship to just a week after landing the Green Bay head coaching job.
He has been named Player of the Year in the Wisconsin Valley Conference all three years of his high school career, including this past season as a junior when he led the Panthers to a 27-1 record and WIAA Division I state championship. SPASH beat Germantown in the championship game, 67-51, behind a game high 25 points from Anderson.
A silky-smooth shooter, he shot nearly 50% from beyond the three point line (49.6%) and made 87.9% of his free throws this past season. He led the Panthers in scoring at 23.0 points per game to go along with 5.0 assists, 2.9 rebounds, and 1.8 steals.
The WisSports.net scouting report on him says Anderson is a “quick, skilled guard who can stroke long-range jumpers or beat defenders off the dribble” and that he’s an “extremely accurate foul shooter who can put up points in a hurry.”
He seems to be a perfect fit for the high octane, fast-paced offense that Darner plans to run at Green Bay that relies on athletic players that are capable of scoring lots of points.
“It’s a great style,” Darner said earlier this year in an appearance on the Bill Michaels Show. “Guys want to play that way, guys want to have freedom to be able to shoot and score. Everybody likes to score. When you score 85, 90 it gives a lot of guys the opportunity to score.”
Landing a commitment from Anderson goes a long way towards solidifying the system that Green Bay will try to run. A floor general of his caliber to score baskets and run the offense is critical.
“We’ll recruit guys that fit our style," Darner said. "We’ll recruit guys that can really shoot the ball."
He was drawing interest from several high majors schools including Wisconsin, Iowa State, and Virginia and held scholarship offers from mid-major schools such as Drake, South Dakota, Toledo, South Dakota State, Lehigh, Albany, Elon, and Lafayette.
The commitment from Anderson wraps up a successful month of recruiting for Green Bay, who earlier this month received a verbal commitment from 6"4" guard Kameron Hankerson of Novi, MI.