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November 14, 2012

Dreams come true: 2 locals sign DI offers

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PRESTON ANDERSON, UNIV. OF HARTFORD

Connecticut is a long way from Cayuga, but Anderson said he has big plans for himself once he settles in with the Hawks.

The 6-7 senior said he wants to try and make an immediate impact with Hartford, a program that went 9-22 a year ago but fell in overtime during the conference tournament semifinals.

“For this next year, I want to get in and make an impact as fast as I can,” Anderson said. “Farther on, (I want) to go on and be an all-conference player, things like that. Just succeed.”

Like Smith, Anderson said that getting this out of the way during the early signing period was especially important.

The Cayuga basketball team is coming off of two-straight regional semifinal losses to Tenaha, and Anderson wants to lead his team back to state one more time.

“It’s a great relief,” he said. “I can completely focus on winning state and nothing else.”

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Sports editor Justin Rains can be reached via email at jrains@palestineherald.com

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