Arizona officially announced today junior forward Ryan Anderson’s transfer to the Wildcats from Boston College.

“Ryan Anderson is an incredibly productive basketball player,” UA coach Sean Miller said in a statement. “He was a double-figure scorer and an excellent rebounder in all three of his seasons in the ACC. He has shown a great ability to draw fouls and get to the free throw line.

“Ryan is also an outstanding student and a high-character person who will be a valuable addition to the culture of both our program and the University of Arizona. I believe these attributes will really translate well into our program at a crucial time for us.”

UA will lose seniors T.J. McConnell and Matt Korcheck, and likely several other players early to the NBA draft next spring. Anderson will be eligible to play in 2015-16 after sitting out the required redshirt year.

Anderson was an honorable mention all-ACC pick last season, as well as a third-team all conference selection as a sophomore in 2012-13. He was named to the ACC’s all-freshman team in 2011-12, when he lead the Eagles in both scoring (11.2) and rebounds (7.4).

At Long Beach Poly High School in 2010-11, Anderson was the Gatorade Player of the Year in California.

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Sportswriter for the Arizona Daily Star covering Arizona Wildcats basketball