Jalin Anderson Heating Up, Has GCU Offer

by Anthony Ray | Posted on Saturday, August 11th, 2018

One of the top overall prospects in Arizona's loaded 2020 Class is AZ Compass Prep's 6-foot-2 junior guard Jalin Anderson.  Anderson received a nice player ranking in our recent player rankings in our quarterly Arizona Hoop Review scouting report that is sent out to college coaches.  He is coming off a strong performance this spring and summer, and now has one scholarship offer on the table for himself.

This summer, Grand Canyon University head coach Dan Majerle and his staff extended an offer to Anderson - making a case for the gifted guard prospect early.  Anderson played very well this summer in the program's Elite Camp on their campus.

Anderson is coming off a strong performance this spring and summer, where he led a talented group for the Jamal Murray Elite 16U team, that also featured rising start forward Shon Robinson on the team.  Robinson received numerous high-major offers this spring and summer.  Anderson and Robinson teamed up to form one of the most talented young duos in the West.

Anderson also had an excellent sophomore season while playing for head coach Ray Weathers and his experienced staff at AZ Compass.  Anderson blossomed into one of the elite prospects in the 2020 Class last prep season, when he ranked among the top individual producers for a talented Compass Prep team that featured University of Utah signee, Minnesota-product Both Gach and Chipola Junior College signeee, Milwaukee-product Dwayne Walker.

Anderson has been regarded by our staff as one of the elite prospects in the 2020 Class, although he has yet to receive a big offer early.  Anderson is well deserving of serious college recruitment, as he has shown serious division-I ability very early in the process.

A native of Memphis, TN, before moving to the state of Arizona, Anderson was also among the top individual performers before last high school season at the Pangos All-West Frosh-Soph Camp - an event loaded with some of the top prospects in the West.  Anderson ranked among the top individual scorers of the basketball in the camp, actually finishing with a game-high 27 points in one contest.

Anderson is a high-scoring guard prospect with loads of offensive talent in his physical frame.  He has a unique ability to make plays off the dribble and get a basket anywhere on the floor, and whenever he decides to make a play.  He is a nice young talent with a very bright future ahead of him.

I will continue to follow the development of Anderson as a player colosely, and bring you any recruiting updates as they continue to develop.

Arizona Hoop Review Scouting Report:  Anderson is a high-scoring guard prospect with loads of offensive talent in his physical frame.  He has a unique ability to make plays off the dribble and get a basket anywhere from the floor, and whenever he decides to make a play.  He likes to have the basketball in his hands at make plays off the dribble.  He has excellent body control and a change of pace and speed, which keeps defenses guessing and makes it difficult to stay in front of him.  He has a nice shooting stroke with unlimited range, which sets up his defender for strong drives to the basket, where he is an excellent finisher and also draws fouls and gets to the free-throw line.  Anderson is a lethal guard prospect with the basketball in his hands - a strong playmaker that plays with loads of self-confidence in his ability to play the game.  A very good ball handler and passer that is capable of running a team, and also carrying one offensively.  He is an excellent penetrator and finisher in the lane, that uses floaters to score over bigger defenders.  Anderson has very good lateral quickness and quick hands and feet, which make him an excellent defender as well.  He plays passing lanes very well.  Anderson has the potential to become a lock-down defender over time, a valuable asset as a guard prospect.

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