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Michigan basketball commit tabbed as a top NBA prospect in FIBA tournament


Christian AndersonMichigan’s basketball-dedicated 2024 class of point guards helped lead Germany to the FIBA ​​U16 European Championship, Division B tournament title late last month. Not only that, but he was spotted as one of the top professional prospects at the event.

Anderson averaged 16.5 points, 2.1 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.1 steals per game in eight contests. The 16-year-old recorded a 57.1% shot completion percentage from the field, including 60% of his 3-pointers from his range during the tournament. Michigan’s commit has scored at least his 10 points in every contest. This includes 25 points against Sweden in the quarter-finals, 15 points against Belgium in the semi-finals and 15 points against Finland in the finals. He led the team to finish 10th in scoring in the tournament.

After the tournament He included Anderson among the NBA’s top 10 prospects at the event, noting that he is “perhaps the most capable guard.” Far from a finished product. this is theirs I have written:

Michigan committed 85% from the free throw line and 3 to 60%. It was probably the most effective guard in Division A or B. Voted MVP of Division B, helping Germany finish in his No. 1 spot. If he can grow another 3-4 inches, it will be a big help to his NBA career.

Anderson, who plays high school ball at Lovett School in Atlanta, has been described by FIBA ​​as:

Christian Anderson Jr. is a highly skilled security guard. The 16-year-old is an exceptional shooter, comfortable shooting from catches as well as dribbles, reliably bringing down his jumpers in midrange, but also has range well beyond his line of three-pointers. Plus, Anderson shows some nice flair as a playmaker. With this skill set, it’s no wonder the US-based guard has made a name for himself in high school basketball. Despite his youth, the sniper has already committed to representing the University of Michigan from 2024, making him the only university commitment in any division of the FIBA ​​U16 European Championship. There is a nature. In Germany, where Anderson’s father spent part of his professional basketball career, Anderson Jr. is aiming for a promotion and to bring Germany back to Division A.

Juwan Howard Wolverines was the first program offered to Anderson in June 2021. A security guard visited Anne’s Arbor in late September of that year and came to campus for a Rutgers football game. He told the Michigan Insider that the visit was “amazing” and that he pulled the trigger a few days later.

“Because it’s a coach Juwan Howard All the staff believed in me from the beginning. They recognized my education, my environment, and my potential,” said Anderson. told 247 Sports Why he chose Michigan. “Coach Howard is an NBA champion. He’s on an NBA championship team and has coached an NBA championship team. Michigan State and the whole program just seemed like a good fit for me.”

While it’s relatively uncommon for prospects to commit at the beginning of their sophomore year, Anderson said the move will allow Michigan to build around him.

“I felt that if I committed this early, I would be a coach. Juwan Howard And all the Michigan staff trust me that they already know who they have and have the opportunity to build around me instead of me waiting for every other school. I’m here. Who will they get,’ he said.

Anderson is listed at 5 foot 9 by FIBA. He has his 4 stars on his 247Sports Composite and is a top 100 player nationwide. He is currently the only member of his 2024 class in Michigan.

Highlights: Christian Anderson at the FIBA ​​U16 European Championship

CBB Europe has compiled highlights from Anderson’s performance at the FIBA ​​U16 European Championship. See them below:

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