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Hilltopper signee Josh Anderson picked for Iverson Classic

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — Adding to the number of WKU signees on the all-star circuit this spring, future Hilltopper guard Josh Anderson has been selected to compete in the inaugural Allen Iverson Roundball Classic.

Anderson, a 6-foot-4 prospect out of Madison Prep Academy in Baton Rouge, La., will be one of 24 top recruits participating in the all-star event April 21 at Churchland High School in Portsmouth, Va.

The tournament is being organized by former NBA star Allen Iverson in his home area. The game also features signees from schools such as Kentucky, Duke, UCLA and Villanova.

Anderson, who signed with WKU in November, is a consensus four-star recruit across all outlets and is ranked as the No. 43 player nationally in the 2017 class by Rivals, No. 49 by Scout and No. 57 by 247Sports.

He recently led Madison Prep to its third straight state championship and its fourth title game appearance in as many years, averaging 12 points, 4.2 assists, 2.9 rebounds and 2.2 steals per game after switching to point guard to fill a void on his team. Anderson shot better than 65 percent from the field.

As a junior, he averaged 18.1 points, 5.8 assists and 4.6 rebounds for the school, and he’s the only player in Madison Prep history to start all four years at the varsity level.

It will be a busy spring for WKU’s three signees who inked with the school in November.

Five-star center Mitchell Robinson is slated to play in the McDonald’s All American Game and the Jordan Brand Classic, while three-star guard and Kentucky Mr. Basketball Taveion Hollingsworth is scheduled to play in the Derby Festival Basketball Classic, the Kentucky-Indiana All-Star series and the Ohio-Kentucky All-Star Game.

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