NBA Camp: Anya has host of offers

Beejay Anya

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Schools hailing from coast-to-coast are all after 2013 center Beejay Anya.

One of the top big men in the 2013 class is Beejay Anya. The 6-foot-8 and 260 pounder center has had a dominant run with Team Takeover on the summer circuit, and now is opening more eyes at the NBA Players Association Top 100 Camp.

Not many class of 2013 prospects got an invitation to the NBA Camp, but Anya did. Anya scored a late invite to the event, and was more than happy to accept.

"I felt honored to be invited to this camp," said Anya. "It is the best players in the country and so far it has been great."

Anya has helped lead Team Takeover to a perfect record in the EYBL, and playing up he knows he has a role to fill with so many other very talented prospects.

"I think I played really well," said Anya of his summer. "I played to the capability that my coach wanted me to play at. Coach has asked me to be a role player who blocks shots, rebounds, and scores down low. I think I have done a good job of that."

When it comes to recruiting, there is no shortage of schools from coast-to-coast after Anya. He already holds offers from many of the nation's top programs.

"Currently I have Texas, Ohio State, St. John's, Rutgers, Maryland, Georgetown, UCLA, Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, Virginia, Georgia Tech, South Carolina, Florida, Florida State, and South Florida," said Anya.

Anya's most recent visit was to UCLA where he and his mother got a feel for the campus and the school.

"When we had the EYBL out in LA I took a visit to UCLA," said Anya. "It was a very beautiful campus. My mom was with me, so it was a very home feeling. My mom felt the coaching staff were all good people."

According to Anya he remains wide open in the process and doesn't plan on making any sort of decision for at least another year.

When the time does come for a choice, several factors will be at the top of his list when determining which school he will attend.

"I will look to a school that takes pride in their big guys, and a school where I can feel at home," explained Anya. "Location doesn't matter to me, I just want to go to a place that takes strength and conditioning seriously and that will push me."

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