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Fresno State forward Braeden Anderson expected to miss season after neck surgery

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After suffering a broken neck during a car accident earlier this month, Fresno State sophomore forward Braeden Anderson is recovering and back on campus.

Anderson suffered a displacement of the C-5 through C-6 vertebrae and went through two surgeries after the September 3rd collision in which he was a passenger and hit his head on the roof of the vehicle.

According to a report from’s Jeff Goodman, Anderson is back on campus — and recovering — and he’s expected to miss all of this season. Anderson also told Goodman that his mother is staying with him as he continues his recovery.

“I’m able to move my neck,” Anderson told Goodman. “My recovery is going ahead of schedule. The doctors told me that with the injury I suffered, I had a 0.6 percent chance of being discharged from the hospital. I’ve ended up making a full recovery. I know how fortunate I am.”

The 6’9″ Anderson missed much of last season as he was ruled ineligible and averaged¬†4.1 points and 3.5 rebounds after being cleared for the final 10 games of the season. The Canada native initially signed with Kansas before he wasn’t cleared by the NCAA and he opted instead to go to Fresno State.

Anderson was expected to be a key part of the Bulldogs’ season but will focus on improving his neck and making a full recovery.

Utah lands top-75 center Jayce Johnson

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Utah picked up its center of the future on Monday as four-star center Jayce Johnson pledged to the Runnin’ Utes, a source confirmed to The 7-foot Johnson recently cut his list to Cal, Colorado and Utah with the possibility of reclassifying to the Class of 2015.

Regarded as the No. 67 overall prospect in the Class of 2016, Johnson will look to attend Utah in December as a walk-on who will redshirt. While Johnson likely won’t play this season, he does give head coach Larry Krystkowiak another big man to use in practice to go against sophomore center Jakob Poeltl. A solid long-term prospect, Johnson has a good frame to add weight and he’s also skilled finishing with both hands. Utah now has its replacement for Poeltl if he opts to leave for the NBA after the season and he gets an extra semester to work with the program.

Johnson is coming off of his official visit to Utah this weekend as he joins junior college guard Jojo Zamora in the Class of 2016.


PHOTO: South Carolina gets new uniforms

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South Carolina debuted some new uniforms early this week as the school is going with a fresh look and three color ways.

They’re also going to with the “Carolina” branding this season, but I think these new uniforms look pretty cool.