Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports
San Diego, CA- According to UT San Diego’s Mark Zeigler Boston College Forward Ryan Anderson has named the San Diego State Aztecs as one of the teams he’s considering to transfer to. The list also includes Arizona, Washington, New Mexico, Indiana and Iowa State. Anderson a Junior will have to sit out next season and and will have one year of eligibility remaining.
Anderson a 6-foot-9 junior forward started 32 games for the Eagles and averaged 14.3 points and 7.3 rebounds for Boston College last season. Anderson finished sixth in the ACC in rebounding, 12th in scoring and was an honorable mention all-ACC selection.
"According to Ziegler, Anderson, who is a California native out of Long Beach Poly High, where he was the California player of the year in 2010-11, is said to covet a school closer to home that regularly reaches the NCAA Tournament."
This wouldn’t be the first time Anderson and Aztecs have discussed him coming to San Diego State as the Aztecs recruited him out of high school before he committed to Boston College.
The Aztecs currently have one open scholarship available after James Johnson decided to transfer this off-season. It had been assumed that walk-on Aqeel Quinn, who left his scholarship at Cal State Northridge to join the Aztecs last season as a walk-on was expected to receive that scholarship.
Unfortunately for Quinn, if the opportunity presents itself for the Aztecs to acquire Anderson, it may just be too good of an opportunity for the Aztecs to pass up. Anderson would bring to the Aztecs an experienced elite big man that can not only rebound, but could be an elite scorer in the low post that the Aztecs haven’t had since Billy White and Malcolm Thomas.