One of the nation’s top guards in the class of 2019 has trimmed his list down.
Cole Anthony, a consensus five-star and top-five recruit in the country, announced his final dozen schools on Monday night via Twitter.
Anthony has Kansas, Duke, Kentucky, North Carolina, Louisville, Oregon, Wake Forest, Pittsburgh, Notre Dame, Miami, and a pair of Big East schools--Villanova and Georgetown--making the cut.
A number of recruiting services regard Anthony as the No. 1 point guard in all of the 2019 class. He is the son of basketball analyst Greg Anthony, who was a standout and NCAA champion at UNLV—before going on to a NBA career that lasted for just over a decade.
The 6-foot-3, 185 pound guard will be spending his senior season at basketball powerhouse Oak Hill Academy (Va.) It’s his new home after enjoying three years at Archbishop Molloy (N.Y.). Anthony has geared up for his final year of high school hoops with a dominating performance on the Nike EYBL with the PSA Cardinals (N.Y.).
He was named MVP after averaging 26.9 points, 7.6 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 1.4 steals during regular season play on the AAU circuit.
Anthony can seemingly do it all on the basketball court. He is a two-way impact player that gets the job done on both ends of the court. He has tremendous bounce and athleticism, as he is able to finish off highflying dunks with ease or rise up for a monstrous rejection with force. He has solid court vision, quickness, and handles, making him a tough player to guard. He’s great at setting up his own teammates, but he can also create for himself. He’s able to score from almost anywhere, but seems to really thrive with off-the-dribble jumpers or by attacking the basket.