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UNI men's basketball lands North Scott guard Tytan Anderson

CEDAR FALLS — Northern Iowa received its third verbal commitment since late July with 2020 prospect Tytan Anderson’s announcement Thursday on Twitter.

“(UNI) just came with that family aspect, just like North Scott, just like Iowa Barnstormers,” Anderson said. “I’ve always been part of a program that believes in family and they have a bunch of great guys, coaches, and their campus is really nice.”

Anderson, a 5-foot 10-inch guard, helped North Scott get to the Class 4A state tournament this past season while averaging 7.4 points per game and shooting 54 percent from the field. Anderson plays AAU for the aforementioned Iowa Barnstormers, a program that’s been a pipeline for UNI throughout head coach Ben Jacobson’s tenure.

During his visit to Cedar Falls, Anderson was impressed with the level of detail UNI’s staff went to in explaining his possible future as a Panther. Anderson said he’s working to improve his outside shot, but mentioned the reasons UNI grew to like him.

“They like me for how I play — defense first kind of guy,” Anderson said. “Kind of old-school where I defend, take charges, get on the floor, (and) score when needed.”

Much like 2019 commits Noah Carter and Cole Henry, Anderson didn’t wait long to make his decision after receiving a scholarship offer from the Panthers during an unofficial visit Tuesday.

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