IU commit Damezi Anderson scores nine points in North-South game

  • 04/07/2018 8:43 pm in

MARTINSVILLE, Ind. –– Class of 2018 South Bend Riley forward and IU signee Damezi Anderson scored nine points in the 30th Annual North-South Indiana All-Star Classic, but his North squad fell to South, 129-124.

All nine of the points for the Riley senior came in the first half, with three of his four field goals coming inside the three-point line.

Anderson’s strong play was a main reason North controlled the first half, as they went into the break with a 71-54 advantage.

Anderson was on the bench for the early portion of the final frame. By the time Anderson re-entered, North’s lead had been trimmed to five. Anderson went scoreless in the second half but was engaged on the defensive end, recording a block and a steal and pressuring inbounds passes.

“I wasn’t really trying to score. I’ve been lifting a little bit so my arm is not really there yet,” Anderson said after the game. “I’ve got to put up more shots. Ain’t no excuse, I’m just working on little things out there. Nothing major.”

Guard De’Avion Washington, an Indiana State commit from Terre Haute South, finished with 23 points for South, leading all scorers. Purdue commit Eric Hunter led the way for North with 22 points.

Postgame, Anderson spoke about his performance, his future at Indiana, Romeo Langford, his game and more:

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  • ImYourHuckleberry

    DAMN EZI! Cut the locks off!

    New look, new start.

  • marcusgresham

    Looks to me like they’re braided to his head.

  • Koko

    I like the new look.

  • TomJameson

    It’s a Measy for Easy. 🙂

    (liberties on the spelling to get it to sound like what he said.)

  • ImYourHuckleberry

    Good call!

  • Jimmy Arata

    From the interview, he sure seems like a nice young man. It will be nice cheering for his success at IU. Coming from a winning program, hoping he can make IU a contender again.

  • randy

    Does anyone know why Robert Phinisee didn’t play?

    I noticed he wasn’t listed on the roster, which came as a surprise. Is he involved in some other post-season tournaments or games that made him ineligible?