CEDAR CITY, Utah, Nov. 14 - La Verne Lutheran (California) High School's McKay Anderson has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for Southern Utah University, SUU first-year head coach Nick Robinson announced today.

"McKay brings versatility, athleticism and a winning mentality to our program," Robinson said. "We are pleased with his decision to join the Thunderbird family."

Anderson, a 6-foot-5, 190-pound small forward is rated as a two-star prospect by ESPN and the number 71 small forward in the nation. In the past two seasons he has helped the Trojans to a 51-13 overall record. During his junior season he averaged 9.9 points and 6.7 rebounds per game, including a 22-point performance against Lower Richland (S.C.) when he buried five 3-pointers.

"I'm very excited to be a part of Southern Utah basketball and be a part of the University," Anderson said. "Going on my visit and meeting the guys and the coaches made me realize what a good program it was. I liked everyone I met and am looking forward to being there."

"McKay's a great kid without the basketball component, but when you add in his basketball ability and basketball IQ he's off the charts," La Verne Lutheran Coach Brandon Lee said. "He's a left-handed player who can shoot from long range, can attack the basket and can play above the rim. I think he's a great fit for Coach Robinson and the Big Sky Conference."

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