First-year Green Bay Phoenix men’s basketball coach Linc Darner received a verbal commitment from All-State guard Trev Anderson from Stevens Point on Wednesday evening.
Anderson picked Green Bay after also receiving offers from South Dakota, South Dakota State, Lafayette, Drake, Elon, Lehigh and Albany.
Darner made Anderson his top recruiting priority since taking the job in Green Bay, replacing Brian Wardle in the spring.
Anderson has helped the SPASH Panthers win 72 of 78 games over the last three years, including the 2015 WIAA Division 1 state title.
Anderson told WisSports.net that it came down to Green Bay and South Dakota State, but he had been leaning towards Green Bay. Green Bay offered Anderson a scholarship the first time they made contact.
Anderson, who is one of the top guards in the state of Wisconsin and gets to start in Green Bay on the ground floor. Darner will have his program in for one year when Anderson arrives on campus for the 2016-17 season.
Darner helped Florida Southern win the NCAA Division II national title last season.
Anderson is a three-time Player of the Year in the Wisconsin Valley Conference. He averaged 23.0 points a game as a junior and poured in 25 points in the D-1 title game against Germantown last season.