Villanova is still looking for Point Guards. The possibility strongly exists for rising-sophomore Maalik Wayns to leave the college ranks before his four years on the Main Line are up. Whether that is after the 2011 or '12 season means that Tyrone Johnson, Jay Wright is on the look out for another premier high school senior or junior to pledge to continue the legacy of Guard U.
Today, we're going to look at 6'8" Kyle Anderson ('12). That's right a, 6-Foot, 8-Inch Point Guard.
Although he has been a primary ballhandler at Patterson Catholic, Anderson is transferring to play for Bob Hurley Sr. at St. Anthony's in Jersey City this year, and it will be interesting to see where the legendary coach plays the versatile guard.
Anderson is a unique prospect. He has length, extremely sound basics, and a very high basketball IQ. But lacks extreme athleticism and foot speed.
His court vision is terrific and his ball handling is top notch as are his passes. Scout.com noted that Kyle has "an old man’s game where he uses bumps, fakes and jabs to create separation."
Defensively is where the quandry lies. At 6'8" with lacking foot speed, he will be unable to match up or guard an opponent's Point or Shooting Guard. But his slight frame will show weaknesses against larger forwards.
Anderson is rated the #45 player in the Class of 2012 by Scout and #11 by Rivals. ESPN has him at #18.
Updated 8/31: Rivals' new 2012 Rankings have Anderson at #5.
According Adam Zagoria, Anderson will be making an unofficial stop at Villanova on Tuesday.