Anderson headed to Loyola

Indiana sophomore Damezi Anderson announced Thursday night he’s headed to Loyola.

Anderson, a 6-foot-7 wing from South Bend, put his name in the transfer portal exactly a week ago. He posted on Instagram a picture of himself in a No. 35 Loyola jersey Thursday to confirm his next destination, captioning it “Next Chapter of My Story.”

The Ramblers, led by head coach Porter Moser, should give Anderson an opportunity to reboot his career. At IU, he struggled with his shot and averaged just 2.1 points and 1.6 rebounds per game in his two seasons. He hit 23.1-percent of his 3-pointers.

A lack of consistent playing time made it difficult for Anderson to work his way out of his rut. He averaged 12.3 minutes per game as a sophomore but did not appear in IU’s last seven contests of the 2019-20 season.

Loyola finished 21-11 last season, including 13-5 in the Missouri Valley Conference. The Ramblers are not all that far removed from a cinderella run in the NCAA tournament in 2018, falling to Michigan in the Final Four.

6 comments

  1. Harvard for Hillbillies says:
    April 23, 2020 at 5:49 pm

    I would look at Valpo…or the Loyola Ramblers.
    He’d likely get significant playing time, get actual help with his shooting form(fundamentals highly stressed at both schools) and have just as good of a shot at making March Madness than wasting two more years on Indiana’s bench.

    Porter Moser worked under Rick Majerus (my favorite coach ever). Damezi is going to learn some hoops.

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/college/ct-spt-loyola-porter-moser-rick-majerus-20180301-story.html

    1. ^^^Since the resident “jester” got no love for the very perceptive call on where Anderson would land/be a great fit, I’ll just chalk it up to channeling the thoughts of the brilliant people of Scoop…who simply forgot to type their ideas in a box on this one. I understand…It’s a full time job to look all-knowing while calling others ignorant or lacking.

      Funny how it took me so long to understand Crean couldn’t coach….Odd how it finally took the bizarre world of cue cards at a basketball game on storied McCracken to get me listen to the brilliant people here. I was so misguided while the rest of the great minds here were so informed and intuitive. Gosh…I’m humbled and have been put in my place.

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