Damezi Anderson is an elite student-athlete currently attending Riley High School in South Bend, Indiana. Ranked #93 for the class of 2018 per Rivals, Anderson showed he has all the tools of a prototypical wing this Spring/Summer with his play for the Indy Hoosiers on the Under Armor Association circuit. Damezi is a high major talent and his combination of scoring instincts to put up points in a hurry, size and athleticism, and touch from deep has made him a stock riser on the recruiting front with high major programs looking to land the 6’6 wing.
I. AAU & SELF ANALYSIS
EM: Congrats on the great Spring/Summer, you turned some heads with your ability. Can you tell us how things went for for you?
DA: The season went very well working on my game and playing basketball, I was on the Under Armor Circuit but towards the end of the AAU season, I played on the EYBL.
EM: Can you describe your game for those that are not familiar?
DA: I pattern my game after Kevin Durant.
EM: How often do you work on your game?
DA: I work on my game a lot and work on every part of my game.
Damezi Anderson on a scoring barrage for Indy Hoosiers 16U. Upstaging Gerald Liddell. #UAA
— Jerry Meyer (@jerrymeyer247) May 29, 2016
Class of 2018 Damezi Anderson appears to have a high major future. Good wing size, athletic and not a bad looking jump shot #UAassociation
— Eric Bossi (@ebosshoops) April 24, 2016
II. ACADEMICS AND OFF-COURT INTERESTS
EM: Can we talk a bit about your interests as a student, what is your favorite subject?
DA: My favorite subject is math.
EM: What are your interests off the court?
DA: Focusing on my school work and bettering myself as a person.
Indy Hoosiers emerged victorious 73-68 against 1 Nation on Sunday on the strength of Damezi Anderson, who scored 29 points
— Indy Hoosiers (@Indyhoosiersbba) May 29, 2016
— Jerry Meyer (@jerrymeyer247) May 30, 2016
EM: Shifting a bit to recruiting, can you tell us which schools have offered?
DA: Toledo, Indiana State, IUPUI, New Mexico
EM: Which schools show interest that haven’t yet offered?
DA: IU, Michigan, Purdue, Michigan State And Ohio State
EM: Any college campuses you want to get out to and visit?
DA: All the schools I listed plus Xavier and Arizona
EM: What factors are important to you and your family when making your college decision?
DA: I want to go somewhere that’ll make me better in school, in life, and on the court.
Riley's Damezi Anderson is the only sophomore in the Michiana All Star Game & he's stealing the show. What a talent. pic.twitter.com/66EwxCFL24
— Angelo Di Carlo (@angdicarlowndu) March 29, 2016
Indy Hoosiers 2018 wing Damezi Anderson is lighting it up. Drives, floaters, 3s. He has 17 points in the first half. Impressive once again.
— Jeff Rabjohns (@JeffRabjohns) April 24, 2016
IV. PERSONAL GOALS & ADVICE
EM: Any personal goals on or off the court?
DA: I want to be successful in life and be the best I can be.
EM: Last, if you could give the youth some advice on how to succeed either on or off the court, what would you say?
DA: Be serious about school work, stay out of trouble, make sure you are doing the right thing even if nobody is looking, and go hard at everything you do.
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