Former Manhattan Star Swing Man Transfers To Xavier
June 13, 2006
CINCINNATI --- Xavier University head coach Sean Miller announced today that former Manhattan College and Winton Woods High School star C.J. Anderson is transferring to Xavier. Anderson, who signed the necessary financial aid paperwork this afternoon, will begin taking classes at XU this summer. Anderson, a 6-6 guard/forward, will have to sit out this season due to NCAA transfer rules and will have two years of eligibility left beginning with the 2007-08 season.
"We are excited to have C.J. Anderson join our Xavier family," said Miller. "C.J. is a winner. As a player he brings an energy, a passion for the game and incredible toughness that makes programs successful. He is excited about returning home to finish his career. I also know he is looking forward to becoming a part of our University environment, one that has allowed so many of our stuent-athletes to be successful both on the court and in the classroom."
Anderson, who played two seasons at Manhattan College, averaged a team-high 18.8 points and a team-high 9.4 rebounds in 16 games for the Jaspers this past season before being forced to sit out the second semester. Anderson was a 2005-06 Preseason All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference selection.
As a Manhattan College freshman in the 2004-05 season, Anderson averaged 16.1 points, a team-high 8.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.3 blocks per game, while earning MAAC Rookie of the Year and Third Team All-MAAC honors. In addition, he earned Basketball Times All-Freshman Second Team and CollegeInsider.com Freshman All-American honors.
In high school, Anderson earned 2002-03 First Team All-City honors from The Cincinnati Enquirer after averaging 19.0 points and 8.0 rebounds as a senior at Winton Woods High School. After graduation he spent the 2003-04 school year at Laurinburg Prep, averaging 15.5 points and 5.3 rebounds on a 28-6 squad that sent 10 players on to Division I schools. Anderson chose Manhattan College after his year of prep school.