Boston College transfer Ryan Anderson to visit Indiana

  • 04/14/2014 2:27 pm in

Boston College transfer Ryan Anderson will visit Indiana on May 5, he announced today on Twitter.

The 6-foot-9, 216 pound forward, who averaged 14.3 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game as a junior, has one year of eligibility remaining, but is expected to sit out the 2014-2015 season and play his final year in 2015-2016.

Per reports, Anderson is expected to have right shoulder surgery on Tuesday and then be out for four to six months.

“For everybody asking, I’m sitting out a year to get healthy and stronger then I will play the following year,” Anderson said April 8 on Twitter.

Anderson is also expected to visit Iowa State (May 2) and Arizona (May 8). He is a native of Lakewood, California.

(Photo credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports)

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  • JetpackJunky

    I agreed with it so I’m pretty sure I’m to terms with it. This discussion started with “Crean down talks players”. How does “Brad Stevens develops players better” advance that argument? It didn’t even contain information about Stevens public relations with players.

  • JetpackJunky

    Can be, and it’s a pretty good PR tool since otherwise unhappy fans get angry that he dodges questions and isn’t willing to place any blame where it belongs.

    These kids care what people think. If JH knows that people are going to be watching him more closely to see if he is still lacking in focus then he may play a little harder. If he thinks he can do it without anyone noticing or calling him out on it then he may not. It’s social pressure, you can’t be sure if it will work until you do it.

    Would you prefer that anytime CTC is asked a question he just declines to answer? He didn’t call a press conference to call JH unfocused, he answered a question.

  • HoosierPat

    It’s ridiculous that Crean is having to fill holes on the team with transfers and bottom of the barrel guys. I don’t see the 2014-15 team being any better and if improvements aren’t made, Crean could be done for at Indiana.

  • calbert40

    I disagree completely. I think just about everyone thought the odds on Noah staying for more than just one season were pretty slim. There’s your over-sign. No one knew about Fischer, but Vonleh was viewed as a one and done from the day he committed.

  • calbert40

    Dang it…I have a BA. Though my initials are BS, so maybe that is something?

  • calbert40

    I don’t know, but it is conjecture either way. We’d have to ask a representative sample of all the recruits we missed out on to see if our use of the over-sign had a negative impact on their recruitment. And that isn’t going to happen, so it’s a subjective argument to have…with solid points on either side.

    However, that really isn’t my concern at this time. My point is that given the choice between over-signing and getting LOIs out of players like JBJ and Vonleh, or not over-signing and fighting with lower level programs for recruits ranked around #300 nationally, I’m going to take the former over the latter any day.

    Also, many people gripe about us not getting these recruits right now, but we are late to their recruitment party, which puts us at a severe disadvantage. Many of the same people who gripe about us missing out on these recruits also gripe about us over-signing.

    We can’t have it both ways. When players like JH transfer (not a surprise in the slightest), if we don’t over-sign, we will be in this situation every time.

  • calbert40

    One more point (directed at anyone who disagrees with me…not you in particular).

    It is one thing to be against our usage of the over-sign generally, however, are you also against its use practically? If the answer is “Yes,” that would mean you believe that we should only accept commitments from the same number of recruits as we have graduating seniors on the roster. Any amount of recruits we would accept a commitment from above that amount would be an over-sign situation.

    Example: This past season, we knew we had only two graduating seniors; therefore, we only needed to get two commitments. Our first two commits were Johnson and Hoetz. If you are practically against the over-sign, you would have discontinued the recruitment of JBJ. We don’t room for a McDonald’s All-American, right?

    The year before that, we had three graduating seniors (Hulls, CWat and Elston). Therefore, we only needed three commitments. Our first three commits for that class were Hartman, Davis and Luke. Stan, Troy and Noah were all “over-signs.”

    I think many people don’t like the idea of using the over-sign, but they all love the recruits we have gotten due to our usage of it. It is one thing to be against something theoretically, but another thing completely to be against its practical usage.

  • Ole Man

    Cal, that’s just not true. Nearly everyone though Noah’s chances of staying two years were far greater than him being one and done. Even he thought that.

  • HoosierGrampy

    I don’t recall hearing ANY of the top tier coaches call out a player or throw him under the proverbial bus. They learned a long time ago that it’s best to “Praise in public; Criticize in private”. I’ve heard Izzo, Ryan and Beilein blame themselves for losses but never call a player out during an interview. Calipari never labelled Archie Goodwin as the #1 dysfunctional element on last year’s UK team nor blame any of this year’s team by name for a loss. Sitting on the pine for a while has always been a pretty good PR “motivator” for an under-performing player.
    Crean often answers a lot of questions with such a long diatribe that it’s hard to decipher exactly what his actual response is. Too many times he tries to baffle us with his brilliance, but ends up baffling us with his bull s**t. I don’t want him to be antagonistic to the press like one of his predecessors was, but then I don’t believe putting the monkey on a player’s back in front of the media is an appropriate way to answer a question or get a message across to a player.

  • calbert40

    You and I must read and listen to very different forms of media! 🙂

    Noah was a consensus Top 10 recruit, and part of the reason he reclassified to 2013 was so he could get to the NBA sooner. I’m not saying this as an I-told-you-so, but I never thought he’d play more than one season for us. Honestly.