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Montrose Christian forward Justin Anderson considering options, including Virginia

Justin Anderson committed to Maryland in March, but the Montrose Christian second-team All-Met is reconsidering his options after the Terrapins’ recent coaching change.

Anderson visited Virginia on Wednesday and could make another trip – most likely to Virginia Tech – before reaching a decision on where he wants to play in college.

Anderson is believed to looking around after Maryland’s new coach Mark Turgeon opted not to retain assistant coach Rob Ehsan, who had done much of the work recruiting Anderson. Virginia had been one of Anderson’s final choices and Virginia Tech might be in the mix if, as expected, Ehsan joins the Hokies’ coaching staff.

It is unclear if Anderson plans to meet with Turgeon and his new staff.

A 6-foot-7 forward, Anderson averaged 14 points per game this season as Montrose Christian finished atop The Post’s rankings and then won the National High School Invitational. His commitment had been considered a major coup for former Maryland coach Gary Williams.

If Anderson chooses to go elsewhere, one potential replacement could be Episcopal All-Met forward Arnaud Adala Moto.

When Anderson committed to Maryland, it was believed that Adala Moto was off the board for the Terrapins because both are expected to play on the wing in college. Episcopal Coach Jim Fitzpatrick said he has yet to talk with Turgeon, but that Adala Moto’s recruitment is picking up steam, with Texas, Florida and Ohio State among the schools making inquiries and wanting the player to visit their campuses. Among the schools that have offered a scholarship to Adala Moto are Miami, Missouri, Wake Forest, Seton Hall, Georgia Tech, Cincinnati and North Carolina State.


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