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Mt. View grad gets Suns tryout

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

For all Aaron Anderson knew if his basketball career was to continue as a professional, he would likely be playing overseas.

That was until his favorite team called.

The Mountain View ('09) grad was sitting at home in Marana earlier this week when he received a call from his agent that the Phoenix Suns wanted him to come to the Valley for a pre-draft workout.

The 6'7 forward and 2009 Southern Arizona Player of the Year played one season at Central Arizona before transferring to Kennesaw State, a Division I program in the Atlantic Sun Conference. Anderson averaged nine points and nine rebounds this past season as a senior for the Owls.

He left the program as the school's all-time leading rebounder in a single-season as well as in a single-game.

That 22 rebound game came in the final contest of the season against the team that went on to NCAA Tournament glory and became known as "Dunk City", Florida Gulf Coast.

Anderson's workout in Phoenix also include former short time Arizona Wildcat big man Jeff Withey and Ohio State's Deshaun Thomas.

He is not expected to be drafted next week but if the Suns liked what they saw he could be signed as a free agent or possibly even invited to play with the club's summer league squad in Las Vegas.

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