Anderson Ready For An Encore Presentation
June 13, 2014
FORT WORTH, Texas – Senior Kyan Anderson is poised for big things during his final year in Fort Worth. GoFrogs.com takes a closer look at what Anderson could mean for TCU this upcoming season.
Coming off a season in which Anderson earned honorable mention all-league accolades and posted multiple 20-point games during conference play, Anderson will be surrounded by several more playmakers in 2014-15, including Trey Zeigler and Chris Washburn, who both sat out this past season due to NCAA transfer rules. With a talented crop of newcomers already on campus and the return of some key players from a year ago, look for the Fort Worth native to only increase his assist numbers this season, while once again scorching opponents from all over the court.
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 better point guards in the entire nation. 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, while 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. Consider this, during the month of February alone, Anderson averaged 21.4 points per game and shot a blistering 50 percent from deep. 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) and finished the year ranking No. 8 in the Big 12 in scoring with 17.0 points per game. In the NCAA, Anderson ranked No. 62 in free throws percentage, and was in the top-100 in assists per game and free throws made.