Earlier today, Alex Kline tweeted that former Michigan State guard Dwaun Anderson will visit Villanova in the coming weeks. As we know, Villanova's Hoops Mania is being held on Friday, October 21st, and with no other visits planned for that date yet, so it looks like Anderson may be a potential visitor since he may be looking to make a commitment by the end of October.
Anderson originally enrolled at Michigan State over the summer as a class of 2011 target, but following the death of his mother in the spring, Anderson decided that he wasn't yet ready to be in college. He released the following statement, and was given his release by Michigan State.
"The last two years have been a very rough time for me as I’ve had to deal with some personal tragedies, including the sickness and death of my mother. I’ve been in counseling as I attempt to cope with these issues, and I plan to undergo further counseling. I want to get all my personal issues in order before moving on to the next stage of my life. I loved being on campus this summer, getting to know and spend time with my teammates and a lot of other great people, but it also made me realize that I need to get some other things together before dealing with the pressures that come with being a college basketball player."
Anderson was a very underrated player coming out of high school who hit the radar late, finishing up as the 95th best prospect nationally as ranked by Rivals.
With 5 players entering this year with at least 4 years of eligibility left, I'm not sure we're in the market for another wing (a crowded position on the team), but after the transfer of Isaiah Armwood and the knee surgery for Dallas Ouano, 'Nova is running a couple of players short. It's thought Anderson would be able to play in the second semester of the current year should he enroll at a new school.
Highlights of Anderson are after The Jump.