Posted by Jeff Borzello
HAMPTON, Va. -- With Marcus and Markieff Morris leaving for the NBA draft, Kansas desperately needed frontcourt help for next season.
On Sunday, the Jayhawks helped shore up the forward position by getting a commitment from senior Braeden Anderson.
“Just made a gut decision,” Anderson said in a text message. “It felt right, man.”
Kentucky and Arizona were also involved down the stretch. As recently as a week ago, Anderson told CBSSports.com he was considering a commitment to Kentucky.
Things clearly changed.
“It was a tough choice,” he said. “But KU is a better fit.”
The 6-foot-8 forward is a Canadian native that attends Wilbraham and Monson (Mass.). He committed to DePaul in the fall before reconsidering and opening up his recruitment in January.
Citing Danny Manning and the tradition of the Jayhawks as the main reasons he chose Kansas, Anderson is ready to make an impact in the Big 12.
Anderson is active offensively; he can score around the basket off of post moves, or step out and knock down perimeter jumpers from just inside the arc. He should be effective in the Jayhawks’ high-post offense.
Said Anderson: “I just can’t wait to get to Kansas and get to work.”