Alan Anderson (basketball)
Anderson with Maccabi
|No. 6 – Brooklyn Nets|
|Position||Shooting guard / Small forward|
October 16, 1982 |
|Listed height||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Listed weight||220 lb (100 kg)|
|High school||Edison (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
DeLaSalle (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
|College||Michigan State (2001–2005)|
|NBA draft||2005 / Undrafted|
|Pro playing career||2005–present|
|2009–2010||Maccabi Tel Aviv|
|2010||New Mexico Thunderbirds|
|Career highlights and awards|
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.
NBA and NBA D-League
Anderson signed with the Charlotte Bobcats in August 2005. He was waived by the Bobcats on November 28, 2006, 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.
On September 13, 2007, he signed a contract with the Italian League club VidiVici Bologna. 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.
Return to the NBA D-League
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
On December 21, 2010, Anderson signed with Spanish League club Regal Barcelona, the 2009–10 Euroleague champion. 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. He left after one season.
Return to the NBA
On March 26, 2012, Anderson signed a 10-day contract with the Toronto Raptors. 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.
- "Bobcats add veteran swingman Anderson". ESPN.com. November 28, 2006. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
- "After being waived, Anderson re-signs with Bobcats". ESPN.com. March 17, 2007. Retrieved July 26, 2013.
- "Virtus Bologna tabs swingman Anderson – On-Court". Euroleague.net. September 13, 2007. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
- "Cibona signs Anderson.He will make his debut against Zadar on january 3". Euroleague.net. December 31, 2008. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
- "Eidson, Wisniewski and Anderson signed by Maccabi". Sportando.net. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
- "REGAL FCB adds scorer Anderson". Euroleague.net. December 21, 2010. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
- "Spanish Cup report". Fcbarcelona.com. February 13, 2011. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
- "Canton's Alan Anderson Signs With Toronto Raptors". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. March 26, 2012. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
- "Raptors Sign Forward Alan Anderson". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. July 30, 2012. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
- "Brooklyn Nets Sign Alan Anderson". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. July 30, 2013. Retrieved July 30, 2013.