Former Grizzly signs on with William Jessup

By: Staff Report
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William Jessup University coach Aaron Muhic announced the signing of former Granite Bay High and Sierra College standout Anthony Anderson to the 2010 men’s basketball team. Anderson, a 6-foot-7 wing player, joins the Warriors after a successful stint at Sierra College in Rocklin. He averaged 10 points, four rebounds and shot 43 percent from the three point line. In his best game at Sierra, Anderson hit 10-of-14 3-pointers to seal a Wolverine victory. “There are a lot of great opportunities not only on the court at WJU, but off the court as well,” Anderson said. “Anytime you get to become involved in a program that has the opportunity to reach out to others in the community and abroad, you’ve got to jump on it. I’m looking forward to growing as an athlete, a teammate, a student, and most importantly, as a person during my time at WJU. WJU is the perfect fit and I look forward to playing close to family and friends as well.” The Roseville, California native had a standout career at Granite Bay as a three-year varsity player. In his senior season, he led the Grizzlies to the Sierra Foothill League championship with an overall record of 23-5. He averaged 10 points, five rebounds and shot 41 percent from the three-point arc in his final season. As a sophomore, Anderson earned third team All-Metro honors. He also earned first team all-Sierra Foothill League honors his senior year. The Sacramento Bee named Anderson to the all-area third team in his final season. Coach Muhic is excited about the addition of Anthony to the Warrior basketball family. “We are excited that Anthony has chosen Jessup to continue his success as a student athlete,” Muhic said. “It is always exciting to get a very good player from our community. With his great attitude, shooting ability, and work ethic I know that he will be a great addition to our program.” Anderson joins the Warriors, who were co-champions of the California Pacific Conference regular season and won the conference tournament which sent them to the NAIA National Tournament in Branson, Missouri.