Montrose Christian Standout and 2012 Virginia Basketball Signee Justin Anderson Named Gatorade Maryland Player of the Year

Justin Anderson, photo courtesy Rivals.com Montrose Christian School standout and University of Virginia Class of 2012 signee Justin Anderson is the Gatorade Maryland Player of the Year, it was announced today. The 6-foot-7, 220 pound forward led the Mustangs to a 21-2 record and will be playing in the National High School Invitational with his team on March 29. He is averaging 18 points, 5.7 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 2.4 steals per game in his senior season.

Ranked by ESPNU as the No. 54 recruit in the Class of 2012, Anderson also has a 3.11 GPA and volunteers locally as a basketball coach. Perhaps as part of the reason why he connects so well with Virginia head coach Tony Bennett, Anderson is also an devoted member of his church community.

This is another good pull in a series of highly rated recruits that Bennett has landed so far at Virginia. Anderson joins the good company of freshman guard Paul Jesperson (2011 Wisconsin AP and Gatorade Player of the Year), freshman guard Malcolm Brogdon (2011 Mr. Basketball for the State of Georgia) and sophomore guard Joe Harris (2010 Washington Gatorade Player of the Year).

Particularly with Mike Scott finally exhausting his eligibility this year (can anyone confirm that this is, in fact, true, and that there are no further loopholes?), it's good to see that Bennett's ability to pull in highly-touted recruits extends beyond the guard position and into the much-needed big man role.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Streaking The Lawn

You must be a member of Streaking The Lawn to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Streaking The Lawn. You should read them.

Join Streaking The Lawn

You must be a member of Streaking The Lawn to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Streaking The Lawn. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker