The UConn Huskies added some veteran depth to their backcourt Saturday with the addition of 6-foot-1 guard Antwoine Anderson.
Anderson will be immediately eligible after transferring from Forham University, where he started for two seasons. He started 32 games last season for the Rams, averaging 11.1 points and 2.0 rebounds to go with 103 assists and 55 steals.
The fifth-year player scored in double figures in 18 of his 32 games, with a season-high 20 points coming in an overtime win over St. Joe’s.
The scouting report on Anderson is he is an impact defender who also has a knack for making game-winning shots, which he did several times last season for Fordham. Anderson was valued by UConn for his strong “competitive spirit.”
The Huskies already have two veterans back at guard in sophomore Jalen Adams and freshman Christian Vital, but will lose senior Rodney Purvis. Freshman Alterique Gilbert also returns after missing almost his entire first year with a shoulder injury.
Anderson, who was recruited to UConn by assistant head coach Dwayne Killings, is the second veteran player to join the program, with 6-8 forward Eric Cobb, a former South Carolina forward, joining from JUCO earlier in the spring.
The Huskies still have four open scholarships for next season available after losing Purvis and fellow seniors Amida Brimah and Kentan Facey, plus having three players transfer out in Vance Jackson, Juwan Durham, and sophomore Steve Enoch.