Haith Targeting Prep School PF With Offer

Haith Targeting Prep School PF With Offer

New Missouri Tiger basketball coach Frank Haith has made a Massachusetts prep school power forward one of his first priorities

Sporting a list of Arizona, Kansas and Kentucky, the 6-foot-8 power forward from Wilbraham (MA) and Monson Academy picked up scholarship offers from both Memphis and Missouri.

Announced as head coach in Columbia, Mo. this week, new Tigers head coach Frank Haith apparently made contacting Anderson one of the first items on his to-do list.

"He actually recruited me when he was at Miami," he said, of Haith. "When he went over to Missouri he just let me know I was his main target and was one of the guys he wanted to add to the roster and bring over there with him."

Memphis is coming late to the party as well, but Anderson – who recently got a call from Tigers head coach Josh Pastner – said the name on the front of the jersey is enough to draw his interest in this case.

"They're obviously coming really late," he said. "But when you're a program like Memphis, or any of the schools that are recruiting me right now, when you're this caliber of school you can get away with it. You can't not listen to it and at least consider what they have to offer."

While Anderson will certainly listen to what the Tigers – both of them – have to say, he's unsure of whether or not he'll schedule an official visit to either school. Regardless, it appears as if he's got a busy April in front of him, with a number of events on the docket.

On Saturday, Head Coach Bill Self and the Kansas Jayhawks will make their way to Anderson's home in Canada for an in-home visit. Next weekend is a planned official visit to Arizona, followed by his participation in the Derby Classic all-star event in Louisville the weekend after.

The goal is to work in an official visit to Kentucky immediately after the game, Anderson explained, but he's no plans have been finalized as of yet.

Though he claimed Kentucky as a soft leader, in reality it's something that changes virtually every day. One day it might be Kentucky, but the next it's Arizona and the day after that it's Kansas.

"It really fluctuates," he said. "All these teams do such a good job recruiting, and with their winning and tradition – they're in the Final Four and the Elite 8 – all these schools have so much to offer."

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