Alan Anderson (basketball)

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Alan Anderson
Alan Anderson (basketball).JPG
Anderson playing with Maccabi Tel Aviv
No. 6 – Brooklyn Nets
Position Shooting guard / Small forward
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1982-10-16) October 16, 1982 (age 31)
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school Edison (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
DeLaSalle (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
College Michigan State (2001–2005)
NBA draft 2005 / Undrafted
Pro career 2005–present
Career history
2005–2006 Charlotte Bobcats
2006–2007 Tulsa 66ers (D-League)
2007 Charlotte Bobcats
2007–2008 Virtus Bologna (Italy)
2008 Triumph Lyubertsy (Russia)
2008–2009 Cibona (Croatia)
2009–2010 Maccabi Tel Aviv (Israel)
2010 New Mexico Thunderbirds (D-League)
2010–2011 FC Barcelona (Spain)
2011–2012 Shandong Lions (China)
2012 Canton Charge (D-League)
20122013 Toronto Raptors
2013–present Brooklyn Nets
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Alan Jeffery Anderson (born October 16, 1982) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Brooklyn Nets of the NBA.

Amateur career[edit]

Anderson attended Michigan State University (MSU), where he played college basketball with the Michigan State Spartans men's basketball team.

During his college career he was one of MSU's best ball handlers. He was the team's primary point guard during his junior season. Anderson, as a college senior, averaged 13.2 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game, earning All-Big Ten Conference Team honors. He also helped lead the Spartans to the 2005 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament's Final Four. He was voted the team's MVP by the team's players and the media as a senior. He earned his four-year degree from Michigan State University on May 7, 2005, in the field of Community Family Services.

College statistics[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2001-02 Michigan State 31 23 24.5 .450 .500 .770 4.2 1.6 .6 .1 6.5
2002-03 Michigan State 32 28 27.6 .503 .308 .842 3.7 3.3 .7 .3 9.8
2003-04 Michigan State 30 26 28.7 .467 .354 .805 3.1 3.2 1.0 .2 8.1
2004-05 Michigan State 33 33 26.6 .556 .385 .877 5.6 1.7 1.0 .2 13.2
Career 126 110 26.8 .503 .366 .831 4.2 2.4 .8 .2 9.5

Professional career[edit]

NBA and NBA D-League[edit]

Anderson signed with the Charlotte Bobcats in August 2005. He was waived by the Bobcats on November 28, 2006,[1] but re-signed him on March 17, 2007 for the rest of the 2006–07 season. Prior to re-signing with the Bobcats, he had been playing with the NBA D-League's Tulsa 66ers, averaging 15.8 points per game.[2]

Europe[edit]

On September 13, 2007, he signed a contract with the Italian League club VidiVici Bologna.[3] After spending one season with Bologna he signed with the Russian League club Triumph Lyubertsy in 2008. He joined the Adriatic League club Cibona Zagreb on December 31, 2008.[4]

On May 24, 2009, he signed with the Israeli League club Maccabi Tel Aviv.[5] He left after one year.

Return to the NBA D-League[edit]

Anderson was selected by the New Mexico Thunderbirds with the second overall pick in the 2010 NBA Development League Draft. Through 10 games with New Mexico, Anderson averaged 21.3 points per game, including a season high of 34 points against the Idaho Stampede on November 20.

Return to Europe[edit]

On December 21, 2010, Anderson signed with Spanish League club Regal Barcelona, the 2009–10 Euroleague champion.[6] He was voted MVP of the 2010–11 Spanish Cup. Anderson was a key player in the final, chalking up 19 points in the win.[7] He left after one season.

Return to the NBA[edit]

On March 26, 2012, Anderson signed a 10-day contract with the Toronto Raptors.[8] On April 17, 2012, Anderson signed with the Toronto Raptors for the remainder of the 2011–12 season. While playing in Toronto he was able to win the trust of Dwane Casey and started over James Johnson. Out of his 17 games with the Toronto Raptors he started 12, averaging 9.6 points per game in 27.1 minutes. During his time with the Raptors he became known as a rugged defensive player. He re-signed with the Raptors on July 30, 2012.[9]

On July 30, 2013, Anderson signed with the Brooklyn Nets.[10]

On July 15, 2014, Anderson re-signed with the Nets[11] to a reported two-year, $3 million contract.[12]

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

NBA career statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2005–06 Charlotte 36 7 15.7 .414 .414 .805 1.9 .9 .3 .1 5.8
2006–07 Charlotte 17 0 15.1 .457 .250 .826 1.9 1.2 .4 .0 5.8
2011–12 Toronto 17 12 27.1 .387 .393 .853 2.0 1.5 .3 .2 9.6
2012–13 Toronto 65 2 23.0 .383 .333 .857 2.3 1.6 .7 .1 10.7
2013–14 Brooklyn 78 26 15.7 .400 .339 .780 2.2 1.0 .6 .1 7.2
Career 213 47 21.4 .397 .345 .824 2.2 1.2 .6 .1 8.1

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2014 Brooklyn 12 2 21.8 .403 .290 0.667 2.7 1.3 0.8 0.0 5.9
Career 12 2 21.8 .403 .290 0.667 2.7 1.3 0.8 0.0 5.9

Euroleague career statistics[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2007-08 Virtus Bologna 9 4 25.6 .398 .250 .909 3.0 1.1 1.1 .3 11.2 9.6
2008-09 Cibona 8 7 31.4 .383 .394 .841 4.8 2.0 2.0 .5 15.3 14.8
2009-10 Maccabi 20 18 28.4 .434 .339 .800 3.6 2.3 1.6 .2 13.7 13.1
2010-11 Barcelona 10 10 27.2 .448 .455 .844 3.1 1.5 .6 .2 11.4 10.6
Career 47 39 28.2 .420 .365 .832 3.6 1.8 1.4 .3 13.0 12.1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bobcats add veteran swingman Anderson". ESPN.com. November 28, 2006. Retrieved January 3, 2013. 
  2. ^ "After being waived, Anderson re-signs with Bobcats". ESPN.com. March 17, 2007. Retrieved July 26, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Virtus Bologna tabs swingman Anderson – On-Court". Euroleague.net. September 13, 2007. Retrieved January 3, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Cibona signs Anderson.He will make his debut against Zadar on january 3". Euroleague.net. December 31, 2008. Retrieved January 3, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Eidson, Wisniewski and Anderson signed by Maccabi". Sportando.net. Retrieved January 3, 2013. 
  6. ^ "REGAL FCB adds scorer Anderson". Euroleague.net. December 21, 2010. Retrieved January 3, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Spanish Cup report". Fcbarcelona.com. February 13, 2011. Retrieved January 3, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Canton's Alan Anderson Signs With Toronto Raptors". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. March 26, 2012. Retrieved January 3, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Raptors Sign Forward Alan Anderson". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. July 30, 2012. Retrieved January 3, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Brooklyn Nets Sign Alan Anderson". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. July 30, 2013. Retrieved July 30, 2013. 
  11. ^ Brooklyn Nets Re-Sign Alan Anderson
  12. ^ Alan Anderson Agrees To Two-Year, $3M Deal With Nets

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