James Jones, The Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of Men's Basketball, will welcome four freshmen to campus this fall. Eric Anderson, Sem Kroon, Makai Mason and Landon Russell bring strong credentials to New Haven. Over the next week, yalebulldogs.com will spotlight the newcomers. Today, meet Eric Anderson from The Haverford School in Pennsylvania.
Eric Anderson • Forward • 6-7 • 215 • West Chester, Pa. • The Haverford School
Before Yale: Two-time all-league selection at The Haverford School… Twice named to the all-tournament team at the Don McBride Classic and the Benedictine Capitol Classic… Averaged 14 points and eight rebounds as a senior… Spent his freshman season at Unionville High School… Helped Haverford reach the semifinals of the Pennsylvania Independent School Tournament in both his junior and senior seasons… Played for the Jersey Shore Warriors AAU team… Teammates with the Warriors included Colgate's Seth O'Brien, Iowa's Dom Uhl, Notre Dame's Stephen Vasturia and Fairfield's Steve Smith.
Personal: Father played football at West Chester University and later coached football at Duke… Son of Gary and Vail Anderson… Has an older sister, Keli.
Why Yale? "Yale offers me the opportunity to play at the highest possible level, while also attending the best university in the world."
Jones On Anderson: "Eric is a versatile forward who has the ability to play both positions. He is a very good athlete and will be a great addition to our front court."