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Men's Hoops: Getting to Know Jeremy Anderson
With 22 days remaining until the tip of the 2007-08 season, the series will start with the newcomers to the program, giving fans an early glance at the new faces. In this edition, we will get a look at freshman Jeremy Anderson.
The File on Mr. Anderson
Anderson, a 6-3 shooting guard from Bowling Green, Ky., starred at Warren Central High School, before enrolling at Liberty this summer. 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.
Anderson leaves Warren Central as the school's all-time leader in career points (1,991), field goals (698), three-point field goals (279), games played (149) and ranks No. 15 all-time in the Kentucky State Tournament in points scored (162).
As a senior, Anderson earned this third all-state honor when he was named to the first team, as well as being named region player of the year and a McDonald's All-American nominee.
Anderson holds the distinction of being the first recruit to be signed during the Ritchie McKay era at Liberty.
Ritchie McKay on Jeremy Anderson on Signing Day
"We are very excited to add Jeremy to our program. 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 pursuit of young men who are very committed to the mission of the university."
Hobbies: Basketball and reading
Prized Possession: Bible
Favorite Food: Seafood
Least Favorite Food: French fries
Biggest Fear: Spiders
Favorite Sports Movie: Remember the Titans
I Wish I Was Better At: Jumping
Best Athlete I Played Against: Chris Lofton (Tennessee)
What I Am Most Proud Of: Winning the 2004 Kentucky State Championship
The Most Impressive Thing About Coach McKay: How positive he is in his coaching
Best Friend Playing College Basketball At Another School (Where?): Matt Maresca (Western Kentucky)
Biggest Athletic Thrill: Winning the 2004 Kentucky State Championship
Favorite Bible Verse: John 3:16
Team I Would Add to the Schedule: Western Kentucky
The player On the Team Who Will Most Surprise People this Season: Tyler Baker
Favorite Sport Other than Basketball: Football
Shoe Size: 11.5
Best Vacation Spot I Have Been to: Cancun, Mexico
My Best Advice to Kids: Work hard