Sterling, Va. — Potomac Falls High School senior Ian Anderson has made a commitment to continue his basketball career at Christopher Newport University starting in the 2019-2020 school year.
“It seemed like every day I would get the same questions about where I wanted to go next year,” the 6-foot-7 Anderson said. “Now that the questions are answered, I can put all my attention into my guys and the incredible season we’re having without having uncertainty about next year.”
As Anderson said Potomac Falls is having an undeniably incredible season. The Panthers are currently 21-0, outscoring opponents by almost 20 points per game. The Panthers are also the top-ranked team in Loudoun County.
“I’ve had a tremendous experience at Potomac Falls. Ever since my freshman year – when we won the conference as the No. 4 seed – we adopted a sort of underdog mentality,” Anderson said. “Up until this year, we never really showed up in any rankings, and people seemed to write us off.”
With the final stretch of his high school career on the horizon, Anderson is excited to get to play it out with some of his best friends.
“My teammates from all four years are like brothers to me,” Anderson said. “The family feel throughout the program is what has made the last four years so special.”
Following his senior year at Potomac Falls, Anderson will head down to Newport News to compete for CNU. Led by ninth-year head coach John Krikorian, the Division III Captains are currently 19-3, including a 9-2 mark in the Capital Athletic Conference. D3Hoops.com ranks the Captains as the No. 16 team in the country.
“I chose CNU because it had the perfect balance between basketball and academics,” said Anderson, who will play forward at CNU. “When I took my visit, it seemed like a real tight knit group of guys, and it felt like home.”
Whether it be in Newport News or Sterling, the hardwood will always be home for Anderson.
“I started playing basketball in third grade because my parents said I should pick a sport to play, and I fell in love with it,” Anderson said. “I’m a really competitive person, and basketball kind of fuels my fire.”