Kevin Anderson (basketball)

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Kevin Anderson
No. 44 – Aliağa Petkim
Position Point guard
League Turkish Basketball League
Personal information
Born (1988-12-21) December 21, 1988 (age 25)
Atlanta, Georgia
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Listed weight 175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High school Whitefield Academy
(Mableton, Georgia)
College Richmond (2007–2011)
NBA draft 2011 / Undrafted
Pro playing career 2011–present
Career history
2011–2012 Strasbourg IG
2012 Canton Charge
2012–2013 Pallacanestro Cantù
2013 SAM Massagno Basket
2013–2014 Ilysiakos
2014–present Aliağa Petkim
Career highlights and awards

Kevin Anderson (born December 21, 1988) is an American professional basketball player. Anderson is the 38th player in Richmond history to surpass 1,000 points and only the 12th player to accomplish that feat in his junior year (2009–10). On February 26, 2011, Anderson became the third player in Richmond men's basketball history to surpass 2,000 career points.[1]

High school[edit]

Anderson played for the Whitefield Academy in Mableton, Georgia and his senior year at Peachtree Ridge in Suwanee, Georgia.[2]



Anderson was honored as the Atlantic 10 Player of the Year.[3]


Prior to the beginning of the season, Anderson was named to the preseason watch list for the Naismith College Player of the Year award.[4] Anderson was also named one of 50 preseason candidates for the John R. Wooden Award[5] and one of 30 men's basketball candidates for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award.[6]

Anderson was also named one of 20 finalists for the Bob Cousy Award, given to the top men's collegiate point guard.[7] He was recognized as an All-Fourth District first-team selection by the National Association of Basketball Coaches making him eligible for the State Farm Division I All‐America teams.[8] Since the Atlantic 10 Conference was its own district, this is equivalent to being named first team All-Atlantic 10 by the NABC.[9] At the conclusion of the 2011 Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Tournament, Anderson was named most outstanding player for his role in leading Richmond to the championship title.

Pro career[edit]

In July 2011 he signed with Strasbourg IG in France.[10]

He was part of the Cleveland Cavaliers 2012 Training Camp roster before being waived on October 10.[11]

On November 6, 2012, Anderson was acquired by the Canton Charge of the NBA D-League as an affiliate player.[12] On December 17, 2012, he was waived by the Charge.[13]