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2020-2021 basketball player reviews: Trevor Anderson

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The senior backup point guard provided exactly what you expected in his final year in Madison.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: MAR 11 Big Ten Tournament - Penn State v Wisconsin Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Name: Trevor Anderson
Position: guard
Class: redshirt senior
Height: 6-foot-3
Weight: 195 pounds
Hometown: Stevens Point

Season stats: 3.1 PPG, 1.4 RPG, 1.2 APG, 0.2 SPG, one block, 53.2 FG/54.2 3P/66.7 FT

Wisconsin v Penn State Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images

Season in review: It was announced on Thursday evening that Anderson would be entering the transfer portal and playing his final season somewhere other than Madison. Just wanted to get that out of the way before we dove into Anderson’s 2020-2021 season.

Anderson’s season went exactly how you, the person reading this blog who has probably watched 85% of the men’s basketball games this year, thought it would go. He was a useful backup point guard in limited minutes against non-elite teams. He rarely made mistakes, although when he did they were noticeable since he didn’t play a ton of minutes. He shot the three very well, on low volume, but seemed hesitant to pull the trigger late in the season.

He was a passable defender and rebounder but probably needed to be a more reliable shooter from deep. I don’t mean in terms of making threes but in terms of attempting threes. Anderson was one of the better shooters on the team but over his last 10 games played he only attempted seven three pointers.

Anderson had his best game of the season against Louisville in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge when he scored 11 points (4-of-4 shooting, 3-of-3 from deep) and dished out three assists in 20 minutes of playing time. It was the only time Anderson scored in double figures all season and only his second time as a Badger.

There isn’t a whole lot more to say about Anderson. He was a consummate professional (as it were) insofar as he did everything asked of him and was a good teammate. He probably doesn’t have the athleticism to play in the Big Ten but he could be a nice player in small bursts off the bench for the Badgers. Were there times he struggled (::stares at game against Baylor::)? Obviously there were, but Anderson was a net positive for the team especially considering he didn’t require any plays to be run for him.