Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
If you go to the Rumble in the Bronx this weekend expecting to see 6-foot-8 Kyle Anderson run the point for the Playaz Basketball Club, you may be disappointed.
That’s because Anderson, one of the most talented and intriguing players in the Class of 2012, will play on the wing for the rest of the summer.
“We are going to change him to the wing for this weekend’s tournament and the live period,” Kyle Anderson Sr. said. “We wanted him to play the point in EYBL to show he is a point. We need to play him at the wing to create more plays and mismatches which will be more productive for the team.”
Through three sessions of the EYBL, Anderson is leading the league in assists (6.0) and steals (2.3), while adding 13.5 points and 7.9 rebounds.
In his place, Sekou Harris of Plainfield High will run the point for the Playaz, with Myles Davis of Notre Dame Prep helping out.
The move is interesting because there has been quite a lively debate about what position Anderson is best suited for in college: point guard, wing or point forward. (Read Kenny Anderson’s thoughts here.)
Kyle Anderson Sr. has no doubt about where he wants his son to play at the next level: “Point guard in college.”
Kyle Jr. also said available playing time at the point guard spot will be a key determinant in which college he selects.
Seton Hall, St. John’s, UCLA, Arizona, Xavier, Georgetown and Florida are the schools at the top of Anderson’s list.
Neither Andre Drummond nor Kris Dunn will be at the Rumble because they are participating in an adidas event in Texas….2013 stud Kuran Iverson will be on hand. Syracuse recently reached out to Iverson.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.