Anthony with the Heat
|No. 50 – Miami Heat|
August 9, 1982 |
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||245 lb (111 kg)|
|High school||Dawson College (Montreal, Quebec)|
|College||Pensacola JC (2002–2004)
|NBA Draft||2007 / Undrafted|
|Pro playing career||2007–present|
|2008||→Iowa Energy (D-League)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Joel Vincent Anthony (born August 9, 1982) is a Canadian professional basketball player who currently plays for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is also a member of the Canadian national basketball team.
After attending Selwyn House School and Dawson College in the Montreal, Quebec area, Anthony was recruited by Pensacola Junior College in Pensacola, Florida, U.S.. After two years, he transferred to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). He led the team in blocks in his junior season in 2004–05; fourth overall in the Mountain West Conference, but redshirted the next season and did not play. Returning to help lead the Runnin' Rebels to a 30–7 season his senior year (2006–07), he was named MWC defensive player of the year after finishing second in the NCAA's Division I in blocks-per-40-minutes (6.77). (The D–I leader, Mickell Gladness, later became Anthony's Miami Heat teammate.) The highlight in Anthony's senior year was his only double-double of the season, a season-high 13-block, 11-rebound effort versus Texas Christian on February 7, 2007.
Anthony signed a one-year deal (with an option for a second) with Miami in July 2007. He made 24 appearances that season, averaging 3.5 points and 3.9 rebounds. The following year Anthony made his NBA playoff debut during Miami's first round series with the Atlanta Hawks. Miami lost the series 4–3. He was re-signed by the Heat in July 2009.
With Miami's high profile free agent signings of LeBron James and Chris Bosh in July 2010 much hype surrounded the team with its new self-proclaimed "Big Three". On July 16, 2010, Joel Anthony re-signed with the Miami Heat on a five-year, $18 million deal. Miami finished the 2010–11 NBA season second in the Eastern Conference behind the Chicago Bulls with a 58–24 record. The Heat cruised through the first three rounds of the playoffs before losing to the Dallas Mavericks 4–2 during the 2011 NBA Finals. Anthony averaged 1.3 points, 3.5 rebounds and 20.5 minutes per game during the NBA Finals.
The following season, Joel won his first NBA title with the Miami Heat against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Joel Anthony is commonly referred to as "The Warden".
Anthony made his Canadian national basketball team debut in the summer of 2008. He made a tremendous impact on the court for the Canadians, by setting both scoring and shot blocking records for an individual game. However, Canada failed to qualify for the Beijing Olympics.
The following summer Anthony participated in the 2009 FIBA Americas Championship. He helped lead Canada to a 4th place finish, losing in the 3rd place game to Argentina. Anthony had his best performance in Canada's semi-final loss to Brazil, in which he posted team highs with 17 points and 8 rebounds.
In the summer of 2010, Anthony once again competed for Canada in the 2010 FIBA World Championship. Canada lost all five of their games played, their worst ever performance in the international tournament.
NBA career statistics
|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||Bold||Career high|
- List of Canadians in the National Basketball Association
- List of NCAA Division I men's basketball players with 13 or more blocks in a game
- List of Montreal athletes
- List of people from Montreal
- Joel Anthony ’99 playing in the NBA
- Player Bio: Joel Anthony – UNLV Official Athletic Site
- Anthony is a Heat story that works
- Heat sign first-round pick Cook, other free agents – NBA – ESPN
- NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Player Blocks Statistics – 2006–07
- Joel Anthony Game-by-Game Stats (2006–07)
- Jamaal Magloire re-signs with Miami Heat – ESPN
- 2010 NBA free agents: Miami Heat sign Mike Miller to five-year deal – ESPN
- Joel Anthony profile. NBA.com
- Career statistics and player information from NBA.com, or Basketball-Reference.com
- Highlights at UNLV