We begin our segment of how each of the key freshman progressed throughout the season with Ryan Anderson. Obviously Anderson was the most impressive freshman we saw throughout the season. So we begin the segment with 3 parts, beginning of the season, middle of the season, and end of the season.
Beginning of the Season: Anderson started off against UNH okay, but hit a rough patch and lost his starting job early. Took too many jumpshots and didn't post up or head to the basket a lot. Struggled with turnovers. BC's best rebounder at the time and throughout the season.
Middle of the Season: Won his starting job back for a multitude of reasons. Played much smarter. Took it to the basket more. Got to the free throw line a lot. As said before, he was far and away BC's best rebounder and Donahue needed him on the court in big moments.; BC's best post defender, however showed slow on-ball defense. Him and Dennis Clifford created a feared frontcourt in the beginning of ACC play.
Late in the Season: BC's most consistent player. Played terrific in quite a few games, got stronger on the boards and continued to shine while Dennis Clifford was struggling next to him. Had 6 double-doubles on the whole season, 3 in the last 7 games. Free throw shooting got a little better until the end of the season where he struggled from the line. Very good at drawing fouls and showed good quickness.
The Future: Should continue to develop and grow into his body. Showed great quickness and moves around the basket and should improve at that. Could develop into and elite ACC player, and at the very least he should be a very good big man in the ACC. With him and Dennis Clifford in the frontcourt, BC is going to be fine inside for years to come.