Men's Basketball

Men’s Basketball Brings On Two First-Years and One Transfer

Courtesy of Loyola AthleticsLoyola men's basketball junior transfer Damezi Anderson takes the ball up the court for Indiana University Bloomington.
Courtesy of Loyola Athletics First-year guard Baylor Hebb dribbles around an opponent while playing for his high school team.

Baylor Hebb

Year: First-year

Position: Guard 

Homewtown: Colleyville, Texas

AAU/Club: 3D Empire in the Under Armour Circuit

High School: Colleyville Heritage

Key Stats: He contributed 23.6 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.8 steals per game his senior season. Hebb also notches a 52.4 field goal percentage.

Other Notes: As a junior, Hebb was named Texas 7-5A Offensive Player of the Year and is one of two players in Colleyville Heritage High School history to obtain all-state recognition.

Fun Fact: “I love playing video games. My favorite game is Call of Duty and I love playing with my friends.”

Reason for Choosing Loyola: “The family aspect is what did it for me. Everyone was just super nice the coaches believed in me. Just being around the guys and the culture that is happening at Loyola and I just want to be a part of it.”

Courtesy of Loyola Athletics First-year center Jacob Hutson looks for a shot while playing for his high school team.

Jacob Hutson

Year: First-year

Position: Center

Homewtown: Edina, Minnesota

AAU/Club: Minnesota Fury 

High School: Edina

Key Stats: He contributed an average of 19 points and 11 rebounds per game during his senior season. 

Other Notes: Hutson will not play this year, despite being eligible. He’s considered a walk-on, but according to Hutson the plan is for him to redshirt this year to have all four years of eligibility on scholarship.

Fun Fact: “I was 17 when I got on to campus. I’m pretty young for my age and I should be in the 2021-22 class.”

Reason for Choosing Loyola:  “It was the best fit academically for me. I thought it was the best fit for me as a center coming in [because of] how Loyola uses its centers like Cameron Krutwig this year or even past years. I also just love being in the city.”

Courtesy of Loyola Athletics Junior forward Damezi Anderson goes up for a shot against University of Arkansas

Damezi Anderson

Year: Junior

Position: Forward

Homewtown: South Bend, Indiana

Former School: Indiana University Bloomington

Key Stats: During his sophomore year at Indiana he played in 18 games and recorded 2.8 points and 2.2 rebounds per game.

Other Notes: Due to NCAA transfer rules, he will not play in the 2020-21 season. In high school, Anderson was rated as the No. 2 player in the state of Indiana. He was also a four star recruit coming out of highschool. 

Fun Fact: “I’m fun. I’m funny. Comedy. I’m a little bit of a comedian.”

Reason for Transferring to Loyola: “Everybody that has transferred in the past few years has had [a lot of success]. I have a lot of confidence in what the coaches have to bring for me, to develop me.” 

All statistics are courtesy of Loyola Athletics 

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