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Hilltopper signee Josh Anderson scores 23 in Iverson Classic

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The strong showing by the WKU men’s basketball signing class in all-star games this spring carried on Friday with a standout performance by guard Josh Anderson.

Anderson finished with 23 points – including five dunks – in the inaugural Allen Iverson Roundball Classic.

The 6-foot-4 guard out of Madison Prep Academy in Baton Rouge, La., also had seven rebounds, two assists and a steal in the game hosted by former NBA star Allen Iverson at Churchland High School in Virginia.

The game featured 18 players in the ESPN top 100, including Anderson.

Anderson, who signed with WKU in November, is a consensus four-star recruit across all outlets and is ranked as the No. 53 player nationally in the 2017 class by Rivals, No. 54 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.

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