Another Bahamian talent on the basketball court will receive an opportunity to elevate his game and educational opportunities.
Calvin Anderson will continue his basketball career at the NCAA Division I level after he signed his letter of intent with the University of Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks this week.
Anderson is currently in his second year with the Navarro College Running Bulldogs in Corisicana, Texas in the National Junior College ranks.
The 6’4”, 215-pound guard is currently averaging 7.4 points on 44 percent shooting from the field and shooting 43 percent from three point range.
After a slow start to the season offensively, Anderson followed with a consistent stretch of play through mid November when his prospective signing was first announced.
He reached double figures scoring in five out of his next six games, including a season high 18 points in a 103-87 win over the Texas Riders.
He also posted games scoring, 11, 12, and 13 twice in his starts.
Anderson joins the Warhawks from Navarro. As a freshman at Navarro he averaged eight points per game while shooting 35 percent from beyond the arch.
He led a three member early recruiting class for the Warhawks which also included Michael Ertel and Donovan Walker.
“We are very happy that Michael, Donovan, and Calvin have decided to join our program. They each fill a void that we will lose this year through graduation. These three players will not only help us on the court, they are also excellent students,” said Warhawks coach Coach Keith Richard.
Anderson will join fellow Bahamian Travis Munnings on the Warhawks roster.
Munnings currently leads the team in both points in rebounds.
He will also replace another Bahamian, Prince Cooper, who is set to graduate following the season.
Locally, Anderson is a product of the Sunland Baptist Stingers under Bonnie Basden through the “House of Hoops and Dreams” and he credited her for providing the “right foundation.”
Following his time with the Stingers, Anderson spent his final two years at St. Louis Christian Academy.
He was a member of two junior national teams for the Centrobasket tournament.
He also represented the Bahamas at the first Nike Elite Youth Basketball League Exhibition game against the top high school prospects out of the United States.
At the high school level, he began fielding offers on the Amateur Athletic Union circuit, drawing offers from Citadel and New Hampshire, two division one schools, and a lot of interest from New Mexico State, SIUC (Southern Illinois University Carbondale), and several other schools.
He eventually decided on the Bulldogs, one of the top teams in the NJCAA.
They look to build on last year’s successful season where they reached the Region XIV Tournament. Between 2006-2012, the Bulldogs were in the Region XIV Tournament Championship finals six times in seven seasons — a run that remains unprecedented in league history.