Cole Anthony is the top combo guard in the country. He is also the top ranked player (according to 247sports) in the talent-rich state of New York.
All the colleges are lining up for his services -- Duke, Kansas, Louisville, Oregon, North Carolina are his top choices, and coaches from all five schools have been in North Augusta to watch him play this week.
The EYBL regular-season MVP, Anthony (6-3, 184) has been a solid floor leader for the PSA Cardinals, one of the teams favored to win the Peach Jam. The No. 3 player in the class of 2019, Anthony has been tight lipped this summer about his recruiting.
Anthony, the son of former NBA guard Greg Anthony, isn’t giving a lot of hints about which college he likes, but before he makes a choice he might be making another announcement before the start of his senior season.
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Anthony, who played the last few seasons at Archbishop Molloy in New York, hinted at possibly transferring to another school to finish off his prep career. Where? He wouldn’t say.
“No idea yet,” Anthony responded when asked where he will play his senior year.
Anthony said his goal is to win a national championship to cap off his high school career. A prep school could be in order, which would cause Anthony to depart his native New York.
“The toughest thing would be leaving my family,” Anthony said. “I love all of them.”
Anthony did mention that he will be heading to Florida with his dad next month so they can sit down and talk about his recruiting. Could the Sunshine State be his next stop? IMG Academy, for example, has been a popular landing spot for top prep talent in both football and basketball the last few years.
No matter where he lands, he’ll still be a top priority for most schools.
Friday morning, during PSA’s first game, UNC assistant Hubert Davis was in attendance, just a few feet away from Duke assistant coach Jon Scheyer. Roy Williams and Mike Krzyzewski have been front row to watch Anthony, who averaged more than 25 points per game this summer, at some point over the last few days.