NCAA Basketball: Texas Christian at Kansas (USATSI)
Kyan Anderson is poised for first-team all-conference accolades after having one of the most successful junior campaigns in school history. Anderson earned honorable mention all-league accolades last season and posted multiple 20-point games during conference play. Already a member of the 1,000-point club, Anderson could move into the top-10 all-time in scoring with a solid senior season and is widely considered one of the top point guards in the entire nation.
2013-14 | JUNIOR SEASON 2014 Honorable Mention All-Big 12
Great Alaska Shootout All-Tournament Team
Anderson was named All-Big 12 Honorable Mention and Associated Press Honorable Mention All-Big 12 during the 2013-14 season ... he closed out league play ranking No. 9 in both scoring and assists after averaging 17.3 points per game and 3.78 assists per contest, respectively ... he also ranked in the top-5 during conference action in free throw percentage (No. 3), 3-point field goal percentage (No. 4) and minutes played (No. 4) ... in 18 league games, Anderson scored in double-figures in 16 of the 18 contests, including seven games of 20 or more points ... he also dished out five or more assists in five league games ... during the month of February alone, Anderson averaged 21.4 points per game and shot a blistering 50 percent from deep ... the junior, who also dished out 4.3 assists per game during the month and shot 50.9 percent from the floor, only missed six free throws the entire month, going 45-of-51 (.882) ... he posted four-straight games of 27, 29, 25 and 23 points against Iowa State, Baylor, Kansas and K-State respectively, while scoring 20 or more points in five out of the eight contests ... by scoring 16 points at Mississippi State, Anderson totaled over 1,000 points for his career (now 17th all-time) ... in all, the Fort Worth native is TCU's active leader in games played with 96 and games started with 85 ... he closed the year, holding the TCU record for consecutive points in a single-game by scoring 17-straight against Grambling State during non-conference play ... Anderson ended the year with 26 double-digit scoring games, while leading the team in assists in 24 games ... dished out a new career-high nine assists against Alaska Anchorage ... tallied 25 points vs. Tulsa and recorded his third straight 20+ point game against Texas Southern with 21 points and a season-high five rebounds ... led the team with 23 points at Oklahoma and was 7-for-15 from the field ... recorded 20+ points in seven of the last 13 games including a season-high 29 against Baylor ... set a new season-high in field goals attempts (18) and free throws (12-14) at Texas ... closed out the year with a 17-point outing and eight assists against Baylor at the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship in Kansas City ... finished the year ranking No. 8 in the Big 12 in scoring with 17.0 ppg. ... also ranked No. 3 in steals and minutes played, No. 4 in free throw percentage, No. 7 in field goal pct. and assists and No. 9 in assist-to-turnover ratio ... in the NCAA, Anderson ranked No. 62 in free throws pct., and in the top-100 in assists per game and free throws made.
2012-13 | SOPHOMORE SEASON Bob Cousy Award Watch List (Nation's Top Point Guard) South Padre Island Invitational All-Tournament Team
Anderson emerged as TCU's offensive leader while starting each game at the point in his second year on campus ... set single-season career bests in points, rebounds, assists, steals, 3-pointers and minutes played ... topped TCU and ranked among the Big 12's individual leaders in scoring (No. 15), assists (No. 8), steals (No. 6), 3-pointers (No. 9), 3-point percentage (No. 10), assist/turnover ratio (No. 10) and minutes played (No. 3) ... finished the season as TCU's active leader in consecutive starts (54) and career assists (200) and steals (84) ... ranked as the team leader in games pacing the squad in assists (18 times) and points (10 times) ... scored in double figures a team-high 19 games with four efforts of 20 points or more ... played at least 30 minutes in 26 of TCU's 32 games ... collected five assists or more eight times ... scored 13 points, all after halftime, in TCU's season opener vs. Cal Poly (Nov. 9) ... finished in double figures in back-to-back games with 10 points against Centenary (Nov. 12) ... tied his career-high with eight assists against SMU (Nov. 15) ... scored all eight of his points after halftime to help TCU erase a second-half deficit in its win vs. Prairie View A&M (Nov. 18) ... poured in a career-high 35 points on 13-of-20 shooting against UAB (Nov. 24) ... the total was one of the top performances by a Big 12 player during the season and the best by a Horned Frog since Kevin Langford scored 36 points on Jan. 21, 2009 vs. Wyoming ... the effort helped earn him a spot on the South Padre Island Invitational All-Tournament Team ... notched his second straight 20-plus-point effort with 21 against Southern Utah (Nov. 29) ... made it three straight 20-point contests with 20 against Houston (Dec. 4) ... connected on a career-high four three-pointers while becoming the first Frog with at least 20 points in three straight contests since Corey Santee in 2001-02 ... tied his career high with five steals and added six assists at Tulsa (Dec. 8) ... led TCU in scoring for the first time in five games with 16 points in 37 minutes against Mississippi Valley State (Dec. 30) while also dishing out a team-best five assists ... posted 10 points and a team-high three assists at Oklahoma State (Jan. 9) followed by 10 more points against No. 16 Kansas State (Jan. 16) ... led TCU with 19 points at West Virginia (Jan. 23) ... paced the team with four steals, his fifth career game with four or more thefts, and three assists in the home loss to Baylor (Jan. 26) ... scored eight points during the home win over No. 5 Kansas (Feb. 6) despite sitting for much of the game in foul trouble ... collected a team-high 16 points on 7-of-12 shooting at home against West Virginia (Feb. 9) ... matched his career best in assists for the second time on the year with eight helpers and added team highs of 11 points and three steals at Iowa State (Feb. 16) ... filled the stat line against Texas (Feb. 19) with 10 points, eight assists and two steals ... set a new career-long streak against the Longhorns with his fourth straight game scoring in double figures ... notched 11 second-half points at No. 9 Kansas (Feb. 25) ... totaled 15 points on 6-of-12 shooting against No. 15 Oklahoma State (Feb. 28) ... played all 40 minutes for just the second time in his career at Texas Tech (March 2) and scored 18 points, including four 3-pointers ... poured in a conference career-high 29 points on 10-of-15 shooting at No. 9 Kansas State (March 5), setting a career-best with five 3-pointers ... concluded the regular season with his ninth-straight game in double figures in the win over Oklahoma (March 9) featuring 11 points to go with seven helpers ... the nine straight contests in double figures were the most for a Frog since Zvonko Buljan went 11 in a row in 2009-10 ... averaged 14.0 ppg during the season's final 10-game stretch ... ended the season by making at least one 3 in a career-best 11 straight games.
2011-12 | FRESHMAN SEASON Mountain West Freshman of the Year
Anderson capped an outstanding first season at TCU by becoming the first Horned Frog to be named Mountain West Freshman of the Year ... became the fourth Frog all-time to be named top league freshman, joining the likes of Damion Walker (1996 Southwest Conference), Juan Bragg (1995 SWC) and Jeff Jacobs (1994 SWC) ... earned the honor after leading all league freshmen in scoring average (9.8 ppg; No. 19 overall), assists (3.07 apg; No. 8 overall), assist/turnover ratio (1.48; No. 7 overall) and minutes (34.64 mpg; No. 6 overall) during league action ... ranked No. 8 in the MW overall in assist average for the entire season ... appeared in all 33 games while starting each of the last 22 contests, which ranked as the most by a TCU freshman in head coach Jim Christian's tenure and the most by a Frog freshman overall since Femi Ibikunle in 2003-04 (28) ... ranked second on the team in assists and 3-point percentage; third in minutes played and 3-pointers made; fifth in scoring; and sixth in steals ... played at least 31 minutes in all but one of TCU's MW contests ... scored in double figures 11 times while leading the Frogs four times in points and seven times in assists ... recorded two 20-point outings ... led TCU with a career-high 22 points, including 7-of-7 shooting from the charity stripe, during the loss at No. 17 San Diego State (Feb. 4) ... also scored 20 on the road to pace TCU during the road loss at No. 14 UNLV (Jan. 18) in addition to pulling down six rebounds ... dished out a career-best eight assists to go along with three steals during the Feb. 11 home win over Colorado State ... tallied a career-best five steals in the CBI quarterfinal loss at Oregon State (March 19) after totaling setting his previous best of four the game before vs. Milwaukee (March 13) ... hit three 3's five times during TCU's MW schedule.
PREP CAREER Kyan Anderson, a Fort Worth native who attended local basketball power North Crowley High School, was a four-star recruit according to MaxPreps and a three-star player according to both Rivals.com and Scout.com ... ranked in the preseason as the nation's No. 29 point guard by ESPN and No. 30 by Scout.com ... the No. 18 senior in the state of Texas according to Rivals.com and the No. 3 point guard ... helped lead Fort Worth's North Crowley High School to a 135-18 overall record during his four years ... averaged 14.1 points and 6.0 assists per game as a senior in 2011 while leading the Panthers to a 31-6 overall record and the Texas 4-5A regional semifinals ... led all Texas Class 5A players in assists and ranked No. 8 in scoring average despite missing time due to injury ... was named the district 3-5A Most Valuable Player as a junior in 2010 as well as first-team all-state and first-team all-region ... also named area Player of the Year by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and all-area by the Dallas Morning News ... was a MaxPreps honorable-mention All-American ... ranked 91st overall in the MaxPreps preseason Top 100 for the class of 2011 ... averaged 21.1 points and 6.2 assists per game in 2010 ... set a school record with 48 points in game against Abilene High School, which topped the previous mark set by current Los Angeles Clipper Willie Warren in 2008 ... averaged 9.4 points, 5.5 assists and 3.3 steals as a sophomore in 2009 on a Panther squad that went 33-6 and advanced to the regional semifinals ... saw significant action as a freshman in 2008 for the North Crowley team that went 38-1 while winning the Texas 5A state championship ... averaged 3.8 points and 1.9 assists per contest ... played AAU ball for the Dallas Heroes ... also drew interest from a group of schools that included Providence, USC, Wake Forest, Virginia, Texas Tech, Houston and SMU.