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McKay Announces The Signing Of Jeremy Anderson

April 16, 2007
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Ritchie McKay announces that Jeremy Anderson signed a National Letter of Intent for the 2007-08 academic year.

Ritchie McKay announces that Jeremy Anderson signed a National Letter of Intent for the 2007-08 academic year.

Liberty University Men's Basketball Head Coach Ritchie McKay has announced the signing of Jeremy Anderson to a National Letter of Intent for the 2007-08 academic year. 

Anderson is a 6-3 shooting guard from Bowling Green, Ky., starring for Warren Central High School. Anderson is the second player in the history of Kentucky high school basketball to play in five state tournaments, including one as an eighth grader. The only other player to do so was Richie Farmer, who has his jersey hanging from the rafters in Rupp Arena after a stellar career playing for Rick Pitino and the Kentucky Wildcats. 

"We are very excited to add Jeremy to our program," said McKay. "Not only does he represent what we want in a basketball player, but he also possesses a relentless work ethic, ability to space the floor, range and a toughness that will add value to our program. He is a tremendous fit in our pursuing of young men who are very committed to the mission of the university." 

Anderson leaves Warren Central as the school's all-time leader in career points (1,991), field goals (698), three-point field goals (279) and games played (149). Anderson also is 15th all-time in scoring in the state tournament with 162 points. 

"In 24 years of coaching high school basketball Jeremy is the hardest working kid that I've ever coached. His preparation to play, practice and get ready for a season is second to none," said Warren Central's head coach, Tim Riley. 

As a senior, Anderson earned this third all-state honor when he was named to the first team as well as being region player of the year and a McDonald's All-American nominee.
 
"Jeremy is a perfect fit for Liberty University," added Riley. "The Warren Central family is excited for Jeremy and his family to get to play at an outstanding institution like Liberty and for an outstanding coach like Ritchie McKay." 

Anderson selected Liberty over Air Force, TCU and Montana. "What set Liberty apart was the coaching staff, because not only are they good coaches but good people," said Anderson. "It wasn't a tough decision for me after I made a trip to Liberty. I knew that's where I wanted to go."