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.
Dwaun Anderson, the 2011 Mr. Michigan Basketball winner, is the latest recruit to jump aboard the Dan Hurley express at Wagner.
Anderson, 6-foot-4 guard who averaged 20 points, 10 rebounds and 4.5 assists as a senior at Sutton’s Bay High School in Central Michigan, had enrolled at Michigan State, but will now enter Wagner as a non-scholarship student in January before going on scholarship next fall. He will have four years of eligibility.
Other schools involved with Anderson included Villanova, Seton Hall, Rutgers, Missouri, Drexel and Georgetown.
“First, Dwaun is a high-character kid and a good person,” Matt Pauls, of ECE/NJABC basketball, told SILive.com. “He is someone who felt he needed a smaller setting than Michigan State, and he really was comfortable with Dan and Bobby Hurley.”
Paul added: “He’s the biggest 6-4 player I’ve ever been around. Dwaun has a 40-inch vertical leap, and is a streaky long-range shooter who has a huge upside.”
Anderson withdrew from Michigan State after his mother passed away last spring.
“I’ve been in counseling (since the death of my mother),” Anderson said in a statement when he left Michigan State. “I realized I need to get some other things together before I moved on with basketball.”
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.
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