On Monday, Roy Williams offered Dylan Anderson, a 7-foot, 215 pound center a basketball scholarship. Anderson plays for Perry (Gilbert, AZ) High School (home of the Pumas) and for Arizona Supreme on the Nike AAU circuit. He is 247Sports Composite #7 center and #43 overall prospect in the 2022 class.
2022 @ESPN #21, #2 C— Arizona Supreme (@NikeAzSupreme) August 24, 2020
7’0 225 F/C Dylan Anderson (Perry HS) @bucketsallday45 has received an Offer from Head Coach Roy Williams and the University of North Carolina #GoHeels#ReignSUPREME pic.twitter.com/YjOu3tzTxO
Dylan Anderson is the third player offered in the 2022 class, and the first true post player. He fits a position of need, as he would walk into a team that just graduated Sterling Manley, and if things go according to plan, bid farewell to Armando Bacot, Day’Ron Sharpe, and maybe Walker Kessler to the NBA after they win a national championship.
While he does show an ability to shoot from long-range, as seems to be a requirement for all 7-footers these days, his highlights are full of traditional post plays. For those Carolina fans that came up with the likes of Sean May, Tyler Hansbrough, Deon Thompson, Brice Johnson, Isaiah Hicks, Kennedy Meeks, and Tyler Zeller, Dylan Anderson will be a breath of fresh air. Hell, he’s a lanky 7-footer that wears #44, what more could you ask for?
Dylan’s offer list is a good mix of local schools (Arizona, Arizona State, Cal), schools that offer everyone (Kansas), and perpetual thorns in Carolina’s side (Gonzaga, Creighton, and Michigan). Look for that offer list to grow in the coming months. Schools won’t need to watch Anderson in person to go ahead and pull the trigger.
Roy Williams has a proven record of success with skilled big men, both in terms of team wins and national championships, and NBA placement. Dylan Anderson would fit in nicely into the pantheon of Carolina postman greats.
Interesting factoid on Dylan Anderson: His mother, Michelle Anderson, or Shelly Choppa as she was known in her New York prep days, was a high jumper at Arizona State. Check out those hops!