Texas Tech in mix for 4-star guard who is set to announce decision Monday night

Christian Anderson is a 4-star point guard and the top uncommitted player in the class of 2024. Will Texas Tech be able to land this intriguing high school prospect?
Jan 4, 2020; Lubbock, Texas, USA;  The Texas Tech Red Raiders mascot on the floor before the game
Jan 4, 2020; Lubbock, Texas, USA; The Texas Tech Red Raiders mascot on the floor before the game / Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Though the transfer portal has everyone's attention right now, don't sleep on a late high school signee who might become a Red Raider on Monday night. Christian Anderson, a 4-star point guard from Oak Hill Academy in Virginia is set to announce his decision and Texas Tech is one of five colleges he is still considering. He is also weighing international professional basketball options.

A 5-foot-11, 155-pound prospect, he's rated the No. 101 overall player and No. 10 point guard in the nation by 247Sports.com. In addition to Tech, Anderson is also considering Florida, Stanford, Tulane, and Fresno State. He also boasts an offer from Michigan (to which he was committed until late March). It is believed that the firing of former Michigan head coach Juwan Howard is why Anderson has reopened his recruitment.

According to Travis Branham of 247Sports, "Over the last 18 months, Anderson has grown and his frame has begun to mature which has elevated his ability to create off the dribble, make shots, and create for others.

"He's a dynamic and creative guard that has proven himself across various settings including his early high school years in the loaded city of Atlanta, on the Nike EYBL shoe circuit, the Nike EYBL Scholastic League with Oak Hill, and also on the international stage playing for the Germany U18 and U16 National Teams.

"On the EYBL Scholastic League, Anderson ranked No. 3 overall in scoring pouring in 19.1 points per game, ranking No. 6 overall in assists tallying 4.6 dimes a game, and ranking No. 2 overall in three-point percentage drilling 45.2% of his 62 three-point attempts this season."

If Anderson picks the Red Raiders, this could be a sneaky but important addition. It won't set the internet ablaze and won't vault Tech into the top of the Big 12 preseason rankings but it could set up the program for future success.

This season, the Red Raiders will have super-senior Elijah Hawkins, a transfer from Minnesota, to run the point guard position. Last year in the Big Ten, he averaged a whopping 7.5 assists to go along with 9.5 points per game.

However, Hawkins isn't a long-term solution for the Red Raiders given that he's got just one year of eligibility remaining. Thus, Tech needs to be thinking about who will fill his shoes in the 2025-26 season and Anderson could be a candidate to do that, especially if he spends a year learning, growing, and developing both physically and as a basketball player.

Texas Tech still has four scholarships to hand out for next season and it would be worthwhile to use one on a player such as Anderson. He'll make his decision live on 247Sports at 6:00 pm Eastern and here's hoping he decides to become a Red Raider.