Suttons Bay’s Anderson Eyes Pro Career
SUTTONS BAY – After becoming northern Michigan’s first Mr. Basketball recipient five years ago, Suttons Bay native and recent Wagner (N.Y.) College graduate Dwaun Anderson is contemplating a career in professional basketball.
Anderson, who led the Norsemen to a Class C state runner-up finish in 2010, is in the process of hiring an agent in preparation for this week’s NBA Draft.
After missing the 2014-15 season due to an injury, Anderson, a 2010 Suttons Bay graduate, averaged 6.6 points per game and 3.4 rebounds per contest over his three seasons with the Seahawks, leading Wagner to the 2015-16 Northeast Conference regular season championship and the program’s first Division I postseason tournament win with a victory over St. Bonaventure (N.Y.) in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament (NIT).
Anderson’s uncle and current Suttons Bay varsity boys basketball coach, Ron Anderson, says Dwaun is exploring all options, including playing overseas or in the National Basketball League of Canada.
"He has always been interested in new things and new challenges, so I think this is another challenge that he would definitely take on and would interest him,” Anderson said. “He’s a lot more mature, a lot more mature in his thinking. You can just see the difference in the way he plays. He has always been an unselfish ball player. When he went to school here at Suttons Bay, you know, he could have scored a lot more points, but he always set the thought of being a team player and getting everyone else involved first.”