Four-star C Dylan Anderson is Arizona coach Tommy Lloyd’s 1st commit

Apr 16, 2021, 9:44 AM

Four-star Perry High School center Dylan Anderson on Friday announced he would join the Arizona Wildcats, giving newly introduced men’s basketball head coach Tommy Lloyd his first commitment.

Anderson is the 50th-ranked player in the 2022 class and second-rated player out of Arizona, according to 247 Sports’ composite.

Anderson’s commitment comes only a day after Lloyd was introduced as the Wildcats’ head coach.

The 7-foot, 230-pound big man out of Gilbert had offers from the four in-state universities and the Gonzaga Bulldogs, where Lloyd served as top assistant to head coach Mark Few before he left to join Arizona. North Carolina, Kansas, Michigan, Creighton and Cal also had offers out to Anderson, per 247 Sports.

Arizona assistant coach Jack Murphy, who took over the program on an interim basis after the firing of head coach Sean Miller this month, led the Wildcats’ recruiting efforts on Anderson, per 247 Sports.

Arizona had yet to earn a 2022 commitment, likely due to fired head coach Sean Miller’s recruiting efforts being hampered because he was not under contract beyond the 2021-22 season.

The Wildcats had a three-man 2021 recruiting class in guards K.J. Simpson, Shane Nowell and Shane Dezonie.

All signed letters of intent, but Simpson re-opened his recruitment and was expected to be released from that commitment after Miller’s firing.

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