June 21, 1999 - by
Florida State Inks Men’s Basketball Recruit

April 8, 1999

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — David Anderson of Lamar, Colorado has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball at Florida State
University.

Anderson, a 7-0 center, originally enrolled at Brigham Young
University after completing high school in the spring of 1996. He
played one season there, appearing in 22 games and starting one before
departing on a two-year Mormon mission. He will be a sophomore during
the 1999-2000 season and will have three years of eligibility remaining
upon enrolling at FSU.

“We are excited about the addition of David Anderson to our
program,” Florida State head coach Steve Robinson said. “He gives us
much needed size in the paint. He is mature young man who is eager to
get back on the court, and will be a great compliment to our program
both on and off the basketball court.”

Anderson was twice named first team all-state in Colorado as a
prep player and averaged 22.5 points, 12.3 rebounds and 7.2 blocked
shots per game as a senior. He set state records for rejections in a
season that year with 169 and in a game with 15. He was considered one
of the nation’s top 75 high school players in the class of ’96.

Anderson selected the Seminoles after also considering Virginia
and Stanford.

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