Here is the latest on the University of Virginia men’s basketball program’s 2012 class…
The 6’7″, 230-pound Anderson is leading Montrose Christian (Rockville, MD) in scoring with an average of just over 17 points per game (stats per the Washington Post). He is leading the team in 3-point field goals with 33, and he is shooting 72-percent from the free-throw line. Montrose is 16-2 and will next face Washington Latin on February 18.
The Washington Post posted a video interview with Anderson on February 12. Check it out here. In addition to Anderson commenting on several topics, including the University of Virginia, the video also includes highlights of the dynamic athlete and comments from Montrose Christian head coach Stu Vetter.
“He is a great athlete, but he’s a great basketball player. And he’s developed that,” Vetter says in the video. “He’s been here for four years. He’s gotten better every year. He now shoots the ball well. Has a good feel for the game. He’s really playing well defensively. And he fits in with all the other all-time greats that we’ve had. He’s that good a player.”
Milton (Alpharetta, GA) head coach David Boyd updated the latest on 6’8″, 200-pound forward Evan Nolte.
“Evan has had a tremendous season for us this year, leading us to a 12-0 mark in the region, two national tournament titles, a #3 ranking in MaxPreps, and #7 in ESPN,” Boyd wrote via e-mail. “He is a winner having played in 104 victories thus far in his Milton career. He was also named MVP of the Beach Ball Classic and Top 5 by ESPN in Holiday tournament play. He has maintained a 3.7 GPA.”
On the season, Nolte is averaging 17 points, seven rebounds, 2.5 steals and two blocks per game. Nolte earned Region 6-5A Player of the Year honors for his performance. The Eagles are 20-4 heading into the regional playoffs.
The 6’11″ center is producing in what is his first and last season at Blair Academy (Blairstown, N.J.). According to Bucs head coach Joe Mantegna, Tobey is averaging 22 points and eight rebounds per game. Mantegna adds that Tobey will be first-team all-MAPL and first-team New Jersey Prep State when those distinctions are announced in the coming weeks.
Blair (16-6) has captured the 2011/2012 MAPL regular season and tournament titles. Tobey had 22 points, 15 rebounds and six blocks in leading the Bucs to a 73-59 win over The Hun School in yesterday’s MAPL tournament championship. Read the game story here.
Blair hosts The Hun School in the first round of the state Prep A tournament on February 18.