Perry’s 7-footer Dylan Anderson named Gatorade HS Basketball’s Most Outstanding Player

Dylan Anderson, a 7-foot senior who signed with the University of Arizona, was chosen by Gatorade as the state’s high school basketball player of the year.

This is the second year in a row that he has received the Gatorade POY Award. Last year, he averaged 17 points, 11.5 rebounds and 2.3 blocks, but missed the state tournament with a concussion.

This season, Anderson averaged 13 points, 11 rebounds, 1.9 blocks and 1.9 steals, helping Perry claim his first 6A state basketball championship with a victory over Chandler Hamilton in the Finals which was followed by a triple-overtime thriller at Phoenix Brophy Prep in the semi-finals.

Anderson started in college for all four seasons. He has a 3.58 GPA and volunteers with the Sun Lakes Rotary Club.

He signed in November with Arizona, which is the Pac-12 Tournament champion and the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament South Region.

He’s been supplemented on the court this season by 6-7 junior point guard Cody Williams and 6-8 freshman forward Koa Peat, giving the Pumas one of the most formidable defenses in the state.

Continued:The Republic’s final Arizona high school basketball Super 10 for the 2021-22 season

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