High-SchoolNew-Jersey: St. John's

Kyle Anderson commits to UCLA basketball

September, 20, 2011
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As Kyle Anderson celebrates his 18th birthday today, he can bask in the fact that his college decision has been made. The highly touted St. Anthony senior swingman committed to UCLA's hoops program late Monday night.

Last night, Anderson posted on his Twitter account @KyleAnderson5: "Had a great family meeting. I've decided to be a UCLA BRUIN!!" He's also changed his avatar to a picture of him with a UCLA jersey on that says "Anderson" on the back. Pretty sick.

Following a 33-0 season that included a state championship and POWERADE FAB 50 national title with the Friars as well as an impressive summer on the AAU circuit, Anderson had narrowed his list down to UCLA, Georgetown, St. John's, Florida and Seton Hall. But in the end, the Bruins snagged the Boost Mobile Elite 24 co-MVP.

For more on Anderson's commitment, check out this story by ESPN basketball recruiting expert Dave Telep.

Brandon Parker covers New Jersey for ESPNHS magazine and ESPNHIGHSCHOOL.com. Follow him on Twitter @brandoncparker or email him at brandon.c.parker@espn.com.

Anderson visits St. John's, meets B-Diddy

September, 8, 2011
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Kyle Anderson's whirlwind summer continued Wednesday when the St. Anthony senior visited St. John's, one of five schools vying for the star swingman's talents.

According to this New York Post article, Anderson got a chance to meet Cleveland Cavaliers guard Baron Davis (aka B-Diddy), who played for current Red Storm coach Steve Lavin at UCLA. (Interesting move by Davis, considering UCLA is also on Anderson's list.) The visit, which Anderson took with his mother and two brothers, also included meetings with the coaches and school president as well as a tour and hanging out with the Red Storm squad.

Anderson has been pretty quiet about his recruitment, only revealing his final five (St. John's, Georgetown, Seton Hall, UCLA and Florida) and that his decision will be announced on Sept. 20 — his 18th birthday. The No. 5 player in the ESPNU 100 will take a visit to Florida before weighing his options.

Brandon Parker covers New Jersey for ESPNHS magazine and ESPNHIGHSCHOOL.com. Follow him on Twitter @brandoncparker or email him at brandon.c.parker@espn.com.

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