Well that didn’t take terribly long.
After two recently announced departures in big man Burke Smith and guard Pavle Kuzmanovic, the Broncos wasted no time in filling a major need for 2023 and beyond.
With Marcus Shaver Jr. exiting the picture, Boise State needed and found their next player in line at the point guard position.
Roddie Anderson III comes from the UC San Diego Tritons, a member of the Big West Conference. During his freshman year, Anderson was named the Big West Freshman of the Year via HoopsHD. He was also named a honorable mention for the All-Big West team for 2022-23.
His stats are quite impressive for a freshman.
Points - 13.1 per game (15.8 during conference play)
Assists - 3.8 per game
Rebounds - 3.8 per game
Highest Career Totals
Points - 28 versus Long Beach State
3-pointers made - Six at UC Irvine
Rebounds - Ten at Hawaii
Assists - Ten at UC Santa Barbara
Height - 6’2
Weight - 190 lbs
Eligibility Remaining - Three years
I watched more Big West basketball than you did this year, maybe not a flex but a fact— Jet (@jswain216) March 24, 2023
My favorite player that I got to watch was UC San Diego’s Roddie Anderson III
A true freshman this season, I think he could become a star down the line: pic.twitter.com/pqJGQXyEJo
*First video found on Twitter and posted by @jswain216.
*Second video found on YouTube and posted by Transfer Tapes.
Safe to say, Anderson looks to be the next lead guard for Leon Rice and Boise State. B.J. Rains of Bronco Nation News floated the idea that there may be a big man on campus currently visiting Boise State. That is the biggest piece of the puzzle that remains unfilled to this point.
As the transfer portal kicks into high gear, we at the Mountain West Connection will continue to update you on everything happening in the MWC.