Larry Anderson, SG, Long Beach State, Sophomore
The 6-6 wing is one of the fun stories of all of the West Coast schools. He left his Long Beach home to go to the cold winters of Maine to play at Wincendon in order to shore up his academics. He entered college as a solid pick up for the 49ers and as a guy that should help.
Little did anyone know he’d turn out to be the conference’s Freshman of the Year and one of the most versatile players in the league. He enters his sophomore season as the most intriguing player in the Big West and should play over 30 minutes a game this season.
Anderson shined at the National Prep Showcase, the event to play well at if you are a post-graduate or prep school prospect. Anderson did and because of that he became a hot prospect late in the game. Little did anyone realize he was as good as he turned out to be. Scout.com listed him as a three-star prospect coming out of prep school.
A number of high-majors looked but he decided on the home school - Long Beach State - and is a key reason by Dan Monson's program is a contender for the Big West this season. Not bad for a club that won just six games less than three years ago.