Christian Anderson Jr. '24 finished off a season to remember by surpassing 2,000 career points and officially became Lovett’s all-time leading scorer.
Christian, who previously became the boy’s all-time leading scorer earlier in the season in January, has been on a scoring tear. He averaged 26.1 points per game on the season including six 30-point games and three 40-point games.
A season culminated by many milestones; Lovett posted a 20-10 overall record (11-4 region play) in their first year in the 4A classification. Lovett became region champions for the first time since 2007. Anderson played a big role in the Lions' run in the region tournament with his scoring outburst. In a three-game span, he averaged 39.3 points per game including wins against McDonough High School in the semifinals and Pace Academy in the finals.
“Christian is more than just a scorer,” Coach Mike Harner says of Christian's efforts this season. “Two-thousand career points in just three seasons is incredible. Christian makes the right basketball play at the right time and he does whatever is necessary for the team to be successful.”
Christian, a four-star University of Michigan commit, was also named to the Second Team All-Metro by the Atlanta Tip-Off Club. The Atlanta Tip-off club recognizes the best 30 boys and 30 girls basketball players in the state of Georgia every year with the All-Metro selections.
Continuing to add to his Lovett career, Christian was named First Team All-State by HoopSeen. Christian is the first Lovett boys basketball player to be named First Team All-State three times and the first to do it in three consecutive years.
“Not only is Christian a great player, but he is an even better teammate and leader,” Coach Harner says. “Christian doesn't care about scoring, he cares about winning. The impact he has had on our program is unmatched. He is a special player and person. Lovett is fortunate to have Christian as a student-athlete.”