One of the top 2019 Greater Houston area players is now off the board as 6’5 guard Anderson Kopp (St. Thomas HS), has committed and will sign to continue his basketball career at Lamar University. “AK” is one of the fiercest competitors I’ve ever had the pleasure of being around, he wants to win, and is tougher than bear meat. A skilled, multifaceted, dead eye shooter, he will come and have a chance to contribute right away at Lamar. Here are his some of his thoughts on his big move.
OTR: What was it about Lamar that made you feel comfortable enough for you to commit on your visit?
I just felt that the culture and everything that coach Price and the coaching staff had envisioned for me was what i wanted. The guys were great and I felt like I could make an impact early and contribute to something special right away. Coach Chappell was a big part of it due to my development as a player once I get to college, he and the whole staff is great.
OTR: How do you feel about your chances to get a chance to contribute as a freshman?
I feel like if I come in and do what I am supposed to do I have a great chance to contribute in a big way. A big reason in my commitment was the opportunity to play and contribute right away, so I’m excited about that.
OTR: Did you feel any pressure during the school season to show people you were healthy & a division 1 player?
With the help of my mentors and coaches felt no pressure during the high school season because I knew with god’s help and guidance everything would work out just fine, and it did.
OTR: How important was it for your family to see you play in college?
It was very important for me to go to college close to home. I wanted a great fit that was close enough to home where my friends and most importantly family could come and support me throughout this next step in my journey.
OTR: You’re getting a chance to play with Corey Nickerson at the next level, how does that familiarity help?
Me and Corey have played two out of the last three summers together and have been able to form a great bond and brotherhood. I’m excited to do great things for Lamar University and the program with him. He and I are blessed to be able to play with each other and help take Lamar to the NCAA tournament.
OTR: Any words you want to say or thoughts you have about the recruiting process.
It’s been a long journey but with God and my family everything worked out and I’m blessed and extremely hungry to get started at Lamar University. It wasn’t always easy but Lamar checked off all the boxes and I cant wait to get up their. Go Cards