|Posted on March 23, 2016 at 3:05 PM|
Photo: Joe Sienkiewicz / USA Today Network - Wisconsin
Stevens Point standout point guard Trev Anderson has been named Wisconsin’s state high school co-player of the year by the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association. He shares the award with his high school teammate and Marquette signee Sam Hauser.
Anderson, who signed with Green Bay in November, was named the Wisconsin Valley Conference player of the year in all four of his high school seasons and helped lead SPASH to a 100-6 overall record during his time there.
The Panthers finished this season a perfect 28-0 and won their second consecutive state championship last weekend at the Kohl Center in Madison.
Overall, Stevens Point has won 37 consecutive games dating back to last season.
Anderson led the Panthers in scoring at 24.6 points per game this season and also contributed 4.8 assists, 4.1 rebounds, and 1.6 steals per game.
Most impressive, though, is his ability to shoot the basketball. The 6’2” Anderson made 66 of 120 (55.0%) of his three point attempts and 120 of 137 (87.6%) free throw attempts this season, which will be a major boost for a Phoenix team next season that lacks consistent free throw and outside shooting.
He will be the first Wisconsin Mr. Basketball award recipient to play for Green Bay since Tony Bennett who won the award at Green Bay Preble in 1988.
“I think it’s going to be cool to play at the Resch,” Anderson told WBAY’s Kaitlyn Sharkey. “I’ve watched 2 or 3 games this year and I loved it so hopefully we can sell that thing out a couple times and that would make the experience even more exciting.”
Anderson’s offensive abilities will go a long way towards helping the Phoenix next season, who need to replace outgoing seniors Carrington Love and Jordan Fouse. The duo accounted for more than a third of Green Bay’s offense this past season.
His arrival to Green Bay will help to keep momentum rolling. The Phoenix made their first NCAA Tournament appearance in 20 years and now will look to build on that foundation.
More exciting things are in store as the program enters year number two of the Linc Darner era, meaning more experience in the system and more players to fit that system.
“I think [Darner] plays well with guards in his system that can shoot the ball, and I think I can shoot it a little bit, so I think I’m going to fit that system well.”