Trev Anderson Honored at SPASH Game
By Ken McKenzie
The SPASH basketball program and crowd members attending SPASH-Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln game Friday night honored junior Trev Anderson for two outstanding accomplishments in his prep career.
First, Anderson’s achieving 1,000 points last March during the regional final game against Oshkosh North and second, his record-breaking accomplishment last Tuesday at Wausau West as he became the SPASH all-time leading scorer in boys’ basketball.
On hand to present Anderson a commemorative basketball was none other than Dan Krueger, career record holder for over 40 years. In scoring 26 points Tuesday, Anderson raised his career to date total to 1,247 points, eclipsing Krueger’s mark that was established in his final prep game, a WIAA tournament loss to New London in 1972 (coached at the time by Dick Bennett). That scoring outburst enabled Krueger to bypass Bob Litzow’s earlier record mark of 1,191 points.
Krueger’s outstanding prep career included numerous WVC conference and all-state honors, advancing on to attend the University of Texas where he was a four-year letterwinner, earned all-conference honors and was selected his team’s MVP. Krueger went on to be drafted by the Houston Rockets in the eighth round of the 1976 NBA draft.
Anderson’s accomplishments to date have also been impressive, including first team All-WVC selection in both his high school seasons thus far, along with modern single season scoring marks of 501 points (freshman) and 525 (sophomore); topping the field goal percentage ranks in both completed seasons, shooting .541 and .606 respectively while also leading in 3-point shooting with percentage marks of .446 and .539. As a freshman Anderson led his team in free throw percentage at .886.
As Anderson plays on in his high school career, next prep milestones might be city prep record presently held by Pacelli’s Jake Owens with 1,347 points and Jim Menzel’s 1,333 second place record.