USC basketball coach Frank Martin and The Woodstock Academy, CT elite post-graduate team coach Tony Bergeron are long time pals. So, when Bergeron saw the development in 6-7 Trey Anderson this fall and the recruiting interest he was generating, he contacted Martin and set the wheels in motion for Anderson to sign with the Gamecocks Wednesday,
Gamecock assistant Chuck Martin first scouted Anderson and last week while the team was in Uncasville for a tournament, Frank Martin broke away to watch Anderson in a work out. He liked what he saw and offered. Anderson, a native of San Diego, took an official visit to USC with his parents Monday and Tuesday and finalized his plans Wednesday. He chose the Gamecocks over Georgia Tech and Minnesota.
“Coach Martin, that’s the main draw down there for sure,” Bergeron said. “Obviously the league and the competition they play. The location is terrific. He’s a San Diego kid so warm was good for him. You get a chance to play for Frank Martin you’ve got to take it.”
Anderson played four seasons for Mater Dei High School in San Diego and will play this season for Bergeron. The coach knows what Martin looks for in a player and feels Anderson checks the boxes.
“He’s tough,” he said. “Frank and I are tough on our kids at this level so it’s a seamless transition. He has pro size. He’s a 6-7 shooting guard who makes shots and is very athletic. He shoots the heck out of the three. He’s a terrific passer and a great defender. All those things translate well for how Frank likes to recruit and play.”
USC was the only official visit for Anderson though his coach said Georgia Tech and Minnesota both wanted him to visit.
According to MaxPreps stats, last season Anderson averaged 17 points and 7 rebounds per game. He shot 46% from the floor, 35% from three, and 81% from the line. For his career at Mater Dei Anderson averaged 16.4 points and 6.6 rebounds per game.
Anderson is the third signee for the Gamecocks’ class and takes the last available scholarship for next season barring a departure from the team.