Incoming freshman guard Dwaun Anderson has decided to not enroll at Michigan State for the fall semester. Anderson was set to join the Spartans for the 2011-12 season, but he is going to take a year off from basketball for personal reasons that were explained in a press release sent out on Friday.â†µ
"The last two years have been a very rough time for me as I’ve had to deal with some personal tragedies, including the sickness and death of my mother. I’ve been in counseling as I attempt to cope with these issues, and I plan to undergo further counseling. I want to get all my personal issues in order before moving on to the next stage of my life. I loved being on campus this summer, getting to know and spend time with my teammates and a lot of other great people, but it also made me realize that I need to get some other things together before dealing with the pressures that come with being a college basketball player."â†µ
Anderson, who was named Michigan's Mr. Basketball for 2011, is listed as a four-star recruit on Rivals. He was one of four 2011 recruits to sign with Michigan State. The other three -- Branden Dawson, Brandan Kearney and Travis Trice -- are expected to join the Spartans and contribute during the 2011-12 campaign.