Anderson to play in all-star game

Senior guard Mitchel Anderson of Cal Poly Pomona has been chosen to participate in the National Association of Basketball Coaches All-Star game to be held at 4 p.m. Friday at Louisville, Ky. in conjunction with the NCAA Division II Elite Eight.

The NCAA Division II quarterfinals are Thursday with the semifinals on Saturday at Freedom Hall. This year’s NCAA Division II championship game will be played at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Ga., at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 7.

Anderson finished with 1,433 career points and 180 steals through his four-year collegiate career, ranking third all-time for the program in both statistics.

Anderson is the school’s leader in three-pointers, knocking down 190 while at CPP. Earlier in March, Anderson picked up California Collegiate Athletic Association Most Valuable Player honors for both the regular season and tournament. He’s also picked up NABC and Daktronics All-West Region First Team honors for the 2012-13 campaign. Anderson is the only CCAA student-athlete to be featured in this year’s Division II All-Star Game.

It’s a shame that Cal State San Bernardino’s Kwame Alexander wasn’t picked. His high-flying dunks are quite crowd pleasing and his numbers warrant a selection. But only two players from each region are chosen. The other West representative is Jobi Wall of Seattle Pacific. Whoever was doing the selection wasn’t going to take two players from the same conference, especially when the regional final was between two teams from another.