Damezi Anderson Jr. Biography
Damezi Anderson is a forward for the Indiana Hoosiers from South Bend, Indiana. Highly regarded in high school, Anderson was recruited by Archie Miller for his high scoring ability. While Anderson struggled to pick up minutes his first season with the Hoosiers, he’s expected to fill in important gaps with the loss of Romeo Langford and Juwan Morgan in the 2019-2020 season.
- Name: Damezi Anderson
- Nicknames: Mezi
- Position: Forward
- Nationality: USA
- Age: 24 years old
- Birthday: August 17, 1999
- Hometown: South Bend, IN
- High School: Riley High School
- Height: 6’7″ (210 cm)
- Weight: 215 lb (98 kg)
- Seasons: 1 (2018 – Present)
- Jersey: #23
Damezi Anderson High School Recruiting Profile
Damezi Anderson Jr. was a highly regarded recruit from South Bend, IN. Ranked as the second best player in Indiana, Anderson was a finalist for the 2018 Indiana Mr. Basketball. Anderson played under Coach Eric Brand for Riley High School, in his time at Riley Anderson set both the high school’s scoring record and the county scoring record with 2,120 points. Anderson averaged 19.1 points, 5.9 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.8 steals per game during his senior year. Riley went 26-1 thanks to Anderson’s help his senior year. Anderson was recruited by Archie Miller during his first season as head coach for IU, viewed as an asset for his high scoring ability from long-range.
- 247Sports: #92
- Rivals: #114
Damezi Anderson committed to the Hoosiers on July 17, 2017 and became the third Hoosier to commit to Archie Miller in a 20 hour time frame. Right before him, Race Thompson and Jerome Hunter both announced their intention to play for Archie Miller. When Damezi Anderson made his announcement, his 247Sports Crystal Ball had all experts predicting Purdue as the likely landing spot for Anderson. His commitment was especially important given that Indiana had not historically recruited well in the South Bend area.
Damezi Anderson’s Seasons with the Hoosiers
19-16 (8-12 Big Ten)
🏅 NIT Quarterfinals
Damezi Anderson’s Career Statistics at Indiana University
Damezi Anderson’s Career at Indiana University
Damezi Anderson filled a mainly supportive role his freshman year, offering his talents in rebounding and assists to help the Hoosiers in any way necessary. Anderson struggled to get minutes as IU proceeded into conference play, putting up just a few minutes per game until Indiana’s last home game against Rutgers. Despite low numbers his freshman year, over the summer Juwan Morgan has stated, “that’s my dark horse for most improved player.”
After consecutive double-digit performances to start his sophomore season, Anderson gradually fell out of Archie’s Miller rotation at IU. He played two total minutes in IU’s February and March contests. During the 2020 offseason, Anderson entered the transfer portal, and eventually signed with Loyola University Chicago.
Damezi Anderson Videos and Highlights
Highlights during High School
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