MANKATO — Quincy Anderson had never played on a state-championship basketball team, but last month, he helped guide Oshkosh (Wis.) North to the program's first title in the big-school division.
"It was incredible," Anderson said. "It's something I've dreamed about since third grade, and to be able to share it with my teammates and my family, it was magical."
Anderson is hoping for the same kind of experience at Minnesota State, where he will spend his next four years.
"Everything about (Minnesota State) is attractive," Anderson said. "Coach (Matt) Margenthaler and the staff made my entire family feel welcome (during a visit). It's a great program, and they're proven winners."
Anderson gave his verbal commitment to attend Minnesota State earlier this week. The 6-foot-4 shooting guard will be the third high-schooler to choose the Mavericks next season, joining guards Tre Baumgardner from Columbus, Ohio, and Corvon Seales from Davenport, Iowa, who signed letters of intent in November.
Anderson, whose older brother Alex played at Mary until 2015, averaged 17.6 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 2.4 steals as a senior, helping Oshkosh North to a 27-1 record. He shot 48.9 percent from the field, including 43.7 percent on 3-pointers, and 71.5 percent on free throws.
In the final two games of the state tournament, he averaged 20.5 points and 6.0 rebounds in the semifinals and finals. He made 13 of 31 field goals, including 5 of 11 from 3-point range, and 10 of 12 free throws.
And in a one-point victory in the semifinals, he blocked a potential winning layup in the final seconds.
"I was lucky to be in the right spot," Anderson said. "I'm more of a scorer, but I take a lot of pride in my defense."
Anderson had offers from other Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference programs, such as Concordia-St. Paul, Southwest Minnesota State and Winona State. He also drew some interest from Division I programs North Carolina-Greensboro, Wisconsin-Green Bay and North Dakota State.
"It's a relief to know where I'm going," he said. "I'm going to a great program that's a proven winner. It feels really good.
"I have a lot of preparation to do, and I need to tune in. I need to put longer hours in the gym and be productive when I'm there."
Anderson can sign his letter of intent when the spring period begins April 11. Margenthaler can't comment on recruits until he receives a signed letter of intent.
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