Riley High basketball star staying in Hoosier State

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Indiana hoops fans are breathing a sigh of relief.

Riley High School basketball senior star, Damezi Anderson, announced he will be attending Indiana and playing for the Hoosiers in 2018.

“A lot of my family members picking different schools and this or that but its my decision at the end of the day so they had to go with it. At first it was crazy. Twitter world blew up. It’s the best really. Its a few haters but a lot of support,” said Anderson.

The sharp shooting guard slash forward took to social media to announce his intentions, ultimately picking Indiana over DePaul, Michigan, Purdue and UConn.

“It was hard for me. Lot of coaches that thought I could have been a great fit for their school. I had to break down my list and figure out what school was best for me and that would be IU,” said Anderson.

New Riley Head Coach Eric Brand said the skies the limit for his senior leader.

“I’m really happy for Damezi. I think it comes down to fit and wanting to play for one of the premier programs in the state. I’m just really happy because the month and a half and the time that I’ve been with him he’s really a hard worker, loves the game and wants to get better and I think Indiana university is a great place for him to be,” said Brand.

Anderson says he models his game most after Kevin Durant but says he’s willing to sacrifice to see the results.

His goal for his senior season is to average 30 points and 10 rebounds per game. 

“The whole package. I want the whole package. I can get that at Indiana. With new coaching staff, Archie Miller. He gonna make sure that he talk to me about a few things. And I just gotta be ready to work,” said Anderson.

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