Officially Signed: Christian Anderson Jr.

LUBBOCK – Texas Tech head coach Grant McCasland has officially announced the signing of Christian Anderson Jr. to an Athletic Scholarship Agreement to play for the Red Raiders next season. An Atlanta, Georgia native, Anderson will be a freshman during the 2024-25 season after he played at Oak Hill Academy last year where he averaged 19.1 points and 4.6 assists per game and was a McDonald’s all-American nominee.

A 6-foot-1 point guard, Anderson is a ranked as a four-star recruit by 247Sports and a three-star by ESPN and Rivals after a strong prep career where he also played at The Lovett School in Georgia before finishing at Oak Hill. In his final season of high school, Anderson shot 45.2 percent on 3-pointers. Originally signed by Michigan, he also competed in the Nike EYBL circuit and played internationally with Germany’s national team. At The Lovett School in Atlanta, Anderson averaged 23.7 points per game and finished with 2,038 points. During his junior season, Anderson averaged 26.1 points and 4.1 assists per game that included three games with 40 or more points. His sophomore season saw him set the Georgia High School record with 861 points (averaging 29.7 ppg.), including a career-high 51 points.

“Texas Tech is a place that has a great culture and coaching which will allow me to be my best self,” Anderson said when he committed live on 247Sports’ YouTube channel.

Anderson is the No. 101 overall ranked recruit in the 2024 class according to 247Sports and was the highest ranked player who was still unsigned. He named eight finalists, including Tech, Florida, Stanford, Tulane, Fresno State and three professional options in Alba Berlin, Wurzburg and Rasta Vechta. He also has experience playing in the summer for Team Melo and Team CP3. He led Team CP3 with 16.0 points per game and during the 2022 summer. His international experience playing for Germany includes averaging 14 points, 2.1 assists, and 2.4 steals per game in the FIBA U18 European Championship. Previously, he played for the Germany youth team and was named the MVP of the FIBA U16 European Championship after leading the team to the Division B title.

Anderson is the fifth player to sign with the Red Raiders this off-season, following Leon Horner III, Elijah Hawkins, Federiko Federiko and Kevin Overton. Horner was the first high school signee in this summer’s class, signing on May 9 after playing at Dynamic Prep and Frisco Memorial. Hawkins signed last week after playing his junior season at Minnesota where he averaged 7.5 assists per game. Overton played his freshman season at Drake, while Federiko played the past two seasons at Pitt.

The Red Raiders are coming off a season where they advanced to the NCAA Tournament and finished tied for third in the Big 12 standings in McCasland’s first season leading the program. The Red Raiders were 15-2 at home, reached the Big 12 Championship semifinals and earned a trip to the 2024 NCAA Tournament. Tech finished the season with a 23-11 overall record – the 17th time in program history with 20 or more wins and its postseason berth was the sixth time in eight tournaments to advance to the NCAA Tournament.

 

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