All in the Family

1 decade 2 years 2 months ago Sunday, January 28 2007 Jan 28, 2007 Sunday, January 28, 2007 10:26:03 PM CST January 28, 2007 in Sports

Just how good is Hickman star Yvonne Anderson?

"Yvonne's a very unique individual. She's more explosive laterally than I've ever seen from a high school kid before in the entire state of Missouri," says Hickman's head coach Tonya Mirts.

Anderson is averaging 24 points per game, and leading the Kewpies in points, assists, and steals as a junior.

"Individually, I could care less. We're winning. We're 15 and 1, and I'm real happy about that," junior point guard Yvonne Anderson stated.

Anderson was named the state player of the year in Alabama during her sophomore year. When her dad got a new job, she got a new team.

"I didn't really have a choice. It was more of a parents' choice. I thought I had a choice, but I didn't," recalls Anderson.

Most people know him as Mike Anderson, coach of the Missouri basketball team, but Yvonne simply knows him as 'dad.'

"She's done some good things, and hopefully she'll continue to improve on those things, off the floor as well as on the floor," says Mike Anderson of his daughter's accomplishments.

Coach Anderson had to think about his family when deciding to move to Mizzou.

"When we first said we were coming this way I think she almost cried. It's amazing how young kids make the acclamation better than the adults do," coach Anderson said about the move.

But she fit in quickly. Yvonne scored a season high 43 points in December against Blue Springs.

"I still haven't seen everything that she can do. I think we're being entertained on a daily basis, and she brings up the level of play of everybody around her," said coach Mirts.

"She understands the game, has basketball savvy, and she's very unselfish. I think she's improving. She does some things that even amaze me," reflected Coach Anderson.

She wears the same number 12 dad wore in his playing days at Tulsa.

"She really can pass the ball, steal, anticipate on rebounding, and of course she can create for herself as well as for others,"commented coach Anderson.

"He just tells me to be humble, play my game, and play the way I need to play," said Anderson.

Yvonne's main focus this year is on her team. Still, coach Mirts says scouts in the crowd is the norm at Hickman games.

"I've met some coaches. Some coaches come to practice, but I really don't speak to them right now. I'm just trying to focus on the season and this goal of winning state," admits Anderson.

"The recruiting process will take care of itself. I think her and her mom probably visit that more than I do. I've got a lot of other things going on, but at the same time hopefully her focus is on this particular season right now," said coach Anderson.

The biggest debate in the Anderson house now is who is the best player in the family?

Coach Anderson said, if "you ask her, she might say it's me,"

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