Girls' Basketball: South Featue Athlete - South Fayette's Emily Anderson

Written by Brad Everett on .

Name: Emily Anderson
School: South Fayette
Grade: 9
Sport: Girls Basketball
Position: Center

Background: South Fayette has a 6-foot-2 girl with a lot of potential. And get this: She’s just a freshman. Several ninth-graders have made impacts this season for South Fayette, and Anderson sticks out the most. Anderson is averaging nine points, nine rebounds and four rebounds per game for the Lions, who are 9-5 overall and are in third place in Class AAA Section 5 with a 5-3 record. In a 53-40 win at Trinity recently, Anderson had 22 points and 15 rebounds. Unfortunately, Anderson injured her right knee in a loss at South Park on Jan. 17 and is expected to miss the rest of the regular season.

Coach Matt Bacco said: “She’s been playing very well lately, so losing her is hard to swallow. She’s pretty darn good. She was starting to figure out how to play varsity basketball. I think she has the potential [to be a Division I player down the road]. Currently, she has the size. What makes her so much different is her length. She has such a long wingspan. She can block and alter shots. Hopefully we can find a way to get into the playoffs. If we can, we might get her back.”