Jalon Anderson ran across one of the last standout guards to play for South Grand Prairie this week.
Trey Norris was in town, taking a break before heading back to South Dakota, where he’s the South Dakota Coyotes’ starting point guard.
That impromptu visit offered Anderson, a 6-foot-3 shooting guard for SGP, a chance to get to know a little more about UNT, one of the schools that is recruiting him.
Norris played one season at UNT before transferring to South Dakota just before the beginning of what would have been his sophomore season. Norris ended up sitting out as a transfer.
Anderson has known Norris for a couple of years and considers him a friend.
“Trey told me that North Texas has a great environment and great coaches,” Anderson said. “He said that he is having a good time now that he is at South Dakota, too.”
UNT offered Anderson a scholarship in the middle of last season. Anderson’s list of options has grown since then and now has offers from SFA, New Orleans and Northern Colorado in addition to UNT. Here are his Hudl highlights.
Anderson’s friendship with Norris is just one connection he has with UNT. His girlfriend is a student at the school.
“Staying close to home is important to me,” Anderson said. “I want to stay close to family.”
Anderson averaged 8.7 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists a game last season.
Anderson plays for DJH5 in the summer AAU season. Here’s his DJH5 profile.
“We are going to Las Vegas in July for a tournament,” Anderson said. “I’m looking forward to that. I’m hoping recruiting will pick up. This summer will give me a chance to show what I can do.”
Anderson isn’t in any hurry to decide where he will continue his career in college.
“I’m pretty uncertain right now,” Anderson said of where he will sign. “I’m going to try to make a decision around the end of basketball season.”