Jalin Anderson Soaring Below The Radar

by Anthony Ray | Posted on Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

One of the top overall prospects in Arizona's very gifted 2020 Class is AZ Compass Prep's 6-foot-1 sophomore guard Jalin Anderson.  Anderson has had an excellent sophomore season while playing for head coach Ray Weathers and his experienced staff, and has blossomed into one of the elite prospects in the class.

This high school season, after transferring from Chandler High School before the season began, Anderson took over the starting position for one of the top up-and-coming prep school programs in the West.  With Anderson at the helm this season, the first-year national team has played at a high level throughout the season.  Anderson has been a major piece of the program's success, as the youngster has contributed at a very high level in big games this season.

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 such recruiting attention, as he has shown serious division-I ability very early.

Anderson, a native of Memphis, TN, before recently moving to the state of Arizona, was also among the top individual performers before the high school season in 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 averaging 17 points per/game this season for a very talented team of prospects.

Many college programs have expressed serious interest in Anderson this high school season, and I look for him to begin to garner loads of recruiting attention as a result.  He is a nice young talent with a very bright future ahead of him.

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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