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Northwestern Gets No. 33 Sr SF Anthony Gaines

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Northwestern Gets No. 33 Sr SF Anthony Gaines

ESPN No. 33 ranked high school senior small forward Anthony Gaines has committed to Northwestern.

 

The 6-5 wing out of New Hampton School (NH) averaged 14.7 points and 9 rebounds for Albany City Rocks on the Nike EYBL circuit this year.

 

“Excited to announce my commitment to Northwestern class of 2017,” Gaines said via Twitter.

 

Scout says Gaines, who can also shift to shooting guard, plays big for his size.

 

“Running with the Albany City Rocks in the EYBL, Gaines put up some big numbers,” wrote Scout’s Brian Snow. “That rebounding rate was one of the best on the entire Nike circuit despite being less than 6-foot-5. Gaines gets it done with length, toughness, athleticism, and an elite motor.”

 

Usports likes Gaines’ game.

 

“He has a nice skill set that should translate to the college level,” writes Usports’ Gaines. “He can attack with the ball in his hands and has enough speed to play in transition.”

 

Northwestern beat out the likes of Cincinnati, Butler, and Dayton to land Gaines.

 

Gaines is the school’s first recruit in the 2017 class.

 

 

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