May 7, 1998
TALLAHASSEE, FL -- Damous Anderson, a native of Greenville, SC, has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball at Florida State University.
Anderson, a 6-6 perimeter player, was the Georgia Junior College Athletic Association Player of the Year after averaging 21.7 points and 11.7 rebounds per game last season while at Metro Atlanta College. He also earned National Junior College Athletic Association All-American honors and was the recipient of the Naismith Award as the nation's top junior college player last year.
"Damous is a great addition to our program," said Florida State head coach Steve Robinson. "He is a very versatile player and should make an immediate impact. He is a good scorer, rebounds well and is a very good passer. Damous also has great basketball bloodlines." Anderson is the cousin of former NBA player Willie Anderson and current Utah Jazz forward Shandon Anderson, both of whom played collegiately at Georgia.
Anderson graduated from Berea High School in 1995 and earned all-state honors there after averaging nearly 20 points per game. He signed with South Carolina as a prep senior but left there after one semester.
He joins Antwaun Dixon and Emanuel Mathis as players who have signed with Florida State during the spring signing period.