CEBL: A national champion at Carleton, Marcus Anderson looks to bring defensive prowess to revamped Guelph Nighthawks
Thomas Waind, CEBL
Two-time U SPORTS Defensive Player of the Year excited to bring defensive acumen to Guelph
Anderson and the Nighthawks appear to be a perfect fit. A native of Brampton, Ont., Anderson has expressed that, “It felt great to be drafted that high by a team close to home.” In Anderson, the Nighthawks get a two-time U SPORTS Defensive Player of the Year and a four-time U SPORTS National Champion with the Carleton Ravens.
It was at Carleton where Anderson feels that he turned a corner as a basketball player. Under renowned coach Dave Smart, Anderson thrived.
“I think that playing there prepared me extremely well,” Anderson said. “(Coach Smart) was a character to say the least. He brings his passion to all facets of the game and you can feel that. I feel like I took some of that passion and have tried to run with it. He taught me how to compete at a high level and I’m going to carry that through my pro career.”