Michigan Basketball: 2024 commit Christian Anderson stands out internationally

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Michigan basketball is hosting a pair of 2023 targets this weekend but in other recruiting news, 2024 commitment Christian Anderson stood out recently.

The Michigan basketball program has been working to land some 2023 recruits with Isaiah Collier and Zayden High visiting this weekend but we also have news on a Wolverines commitment — 2024 point guard Christian Anderson.

Anderson has been a Michigan basketball pledge since October of 2021 and while some questioned the decision of Juwan Howard at the time to take an early commitment, in part because Anderson is 5-foot-9 but the Wolverines love Dug McDaniel and Anderson is showing many of the same qualities.

Anderson is a four-star prospect in the 247 sports composite rankings for the 2024 class and as of now, he’s ranked 78th overall. He’s ranked 10th in the state of Georgia and is seventh among point guards and he’s been playing internationally with Germany’s U16 team.

Over the weekend, Anderson who is now listed as 5-foot-10 continued to show improvement and averaged over 15 points a game in the tournament as Germany won bronze. According to one Twitter account, Anderson was one of the best shooters in the competition.

That was in addition to averaging three steals and dishing out three assists per game.

How Anderson’s development impacts Michigan basketball’s 2023 class

The development of Anderson is a really good thing for the Wolverines and it somewhat lessens the need for a point guard in 2023.

Michigan could find itself with a lack of depth at the position if it doesn’t land a point guard in 2023, but if the Wolverines could land Elmarko Jackson who can play point but is also viewed as a combo guard, it would be beneficial.

While McDaniel has been criticized for being short, he’s a talented shooter and he’s a big-time competitor who has the feel of a multi-year starting point guard.

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Anderson still has plenty of time to grow and regardless of where he ends up in the final rankings, the Wolverines look to have landed themselves another talented point guard for the future.