The newest commitment from Wisconsin’s 2024 class is Evan Anderson. The 6’4” guard of Onalaska High School and the Wisconsin Playmakers announced his commitment to play at University of South Dakota. 

Anderson chose South Dakota over his other offers coming from Minnesota Duluth, Minnesota State Mankato, Minnesota State Moorhead, Northern State, and Winona State. Additionally, he also had interest from several division one programs. 

The commitment comes after Anderson had taken a visit back in the summer in addition to one last weekend. “I got a tour of campus and watched practice and toured the business school,” he said about his summer visit. For the more recent visit, he said “I watched practice, met with coach and watched the football game and hung out with the guys at coaches house.”

There were a few significant factors that played a role in the senior’s commitment to the Coyotes. “I really liked the coaching staff a lot. They are all super nice and seemed like they really wanted me to go there. I also like the guys too which is very important. I liked the practice and how it was ran, I like all the stuff they run on offense and defense as well. The campus is also really nice, after being there a couple of times I feel like I know my way around there pretty well. I just had that feeling after the visit.”

“They run a lot of stuff that I run with school ball and AAU, so I feel comfortable with a lot they actions they run,” Anderson said about his future on the hardwood at South Dakota. “I feel like the way I play is the way a lot of guards play on their team right now so I just knew I could see myself there.” Last season as a junior, Anderson scored 18.8 points per game to lead Onalaska to a 19-6 record.