FLORENCE, S.C. – Francis Marion University men’s basketball coach Gary Edwards has announced that 6-5, 210-pound, senior guard Kaylan Anderson will be transferring from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to FMU and will play for the Patriots this season.
Anderson is a native of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This past season, he appeared in 25 games for the 17-14 Panthers and averaged 1.0 point and 1.1 rebounds per game.
As a sophomore, he appeared in 23 contests and averaged 2.3 ppg and 1.0 rpg, while as a freshman he tallied 1.6 ppg and 1.5 rpg in 25 games.
He is a product of Birmingham (Ala.) Central Park Christian School, where he averaged 19.7 ppg, 7.2 rpg, 3.4 steals per game, and 2.8 assists per game on a highly-regarded 29-6 prep school squad.
He also attended West Hill High School, where he was named to the Toronto East All-Region Team and scored 17 points in Canada’s version of the McDonald’s All-American Game.
“Kaylan is a very athletic wing player who can get out and finish with authority at the end of the break,” said Edwards. “He is also a good defender and rebounder who could cause some match-up problems in the Peach Belt. “
Anderson is the 10th newcomer to join the Patriot roster for 2009-2010.
Francis Marion finished the 2008-09 season with a 16-12 record.