Ryan Anderson (basketball)

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Ryan Anderson
20140101 Ryan Anderson.JPG
Anderson in 2014 as a Pelican
No. 33 – New Orleans Pelicans
Position Power forward / Small forward
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1988-05-06) May 6, 1988 (age 26)
Sacramento, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school Oak Ridge
(El Dorado Hills, California)
College California (2006–2008)
NBA draft 2008 / Round: 1 / Pick: 21st overall
Selected by the New Jersey Nets
Pro career 2008–present
Career history
2008–2009 New Jersey Nets
20092012 Orlando Magic
2012–present New Orleans Hornets / Pelicans
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Ryan James Anderson (born May 6, 1988)[1] is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Early life[edit]

Anderson was born in Sacramento, California.[1] He attended Oak Ridge High School in nearby El Dorado Hills.[2]

High school career[edit]

In 2005, Anderson helped lead the Trojans to the Division II California State Championship, defeating Mater Dei High School. The game was held at Arco Arena in Sacramento. In the opening round of that playoff series, Anderson's number 1 ranked team narrowly averted an upset against a John H. Pitman High School team led by current NFL San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.[citation needed] In that game, Kaepernick scored 34 points while Anderson scored 50.[3]

College career[edit]

In college, Anderson emerged as the University of California, Berkeley's best player. He led the Pacific-10 Conference in scoring in the 2007–2008 season, averaging 21.6 points per game (more than fellow Pac-10 first rounders O.J. Mayo, Kevin Love, Brook Lopez and Robin Lopez). Although California failed to reach the NCAA men's basketball tournament, they did receive a National Invitational Tournament bid.[3]

NBA career[edit]

Anderson with the Hornets

On April 3, 2008, Anderson declared himself eligible for the 2008 NBA Draft.[4] He did not take an agent, leaving himself the option to return to Cal if he withdrew his name from the draft before June 16. On June 26, 2008, Anderson was drafted #21 overall by the New Jersey Nets in the first round of the NBA Draft. He made his debut on October 29, 2008, during the Nets 95–85 win against the Washington Wizards. Toward the beginning of March, he managed to earn the starting power forward spot.

On June 25, 2009, he was traded to the Orlando Magic along with Vince Carter in exchange for Rafer Alston, Tony Battie and Courtney Lee.[5] On October 27, 2009, the Orlando Magic picked up Anderson's contract option for the 2010–11 season.[6] Anderson began the 2009–10 NBA season as the starting power forward for the Magic, replacing a suspended Rashard Lewis.

Anderson started well in the shortened 2011–12 NBA season, including a career high 30 point game against the New York Knicks on January 16, 2012. He went on to win the 2012 NBA Most Improved Player Award.

On July 11, 2012, Anderson was acquired in a sign-and-trade by the New Orleans Hornets for Gustavo Ayón.[7] During his first season in New Orleans, Anderson averaged 16.2 points and 6.4 rebounds per game.[8]

On January 3, 2014, Anderson suffered a neck injury colliding with Gerald Wallace in the Pelicans' 95-92 win over the Boston Celtics. Anderson, who had to be removed from the court on a stretcher, required neck surgery and was ruled out for the rest of the season.[9]

On October 28, 2014, he made his return for the Pelicans in their season-opening game against the Orlando Magic. In 22 minutes of action, he recorded 22 points and 9 rebounds off the bench in the 101-84 win.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Anderson was the boyfriend of former Bachelor contestant and model Gia Allemand, who died after a suicide attempt in August 2013.[11][12]

NBA 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  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2008–09 New Jersey 66 30 19.9 .393 .365 .845 4.7 .8 .7 .3 7.4
2009–10 Orlando 63 6 14.5 .436 .370 .866 3.2 .6 .4 .2 7.7
2010–11 Orlando 64 14 22.1 .430 .393 .812 5.5 .8 .5 .6 10.6
2011–12 Orlando 61 61 32.2 .439 .393 .877 7.7 .9 .8 .4 16.1
2012–13 New Orleans 81 22 30.9 .423 .382 .844 6.4 1.2 .5 .4 16.2
2013–14 New Orleans 22 14 36.1 .438 .409 .952 6.5 .8 .5 .3 19.8
Career 357 147 25.0 .427 .386 .859 5.6 .9 .6 .4 12.3

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2010 Orlando 9 0 9.9 .310 .286 1.000 3.5 .3 .2 .2 2.6
2011 Orlando 6 0 24.5 .267 .300 1.000 4.5 .5 .8 .2 4.7
2012 Orlando 5 5 34.4 .341 .400 .857 4.6 .8 .6 .4 9.6
Career 20 5 20.4 .311 .344 .929 4.0 .5 .5 .3 5.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ryan Anderson – Stats, Bio". SI.com. Retrieved October 1, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Oak Ridge High School Basketball Videos > Ryan Anderson Interview". MaxPreps.com / CBS Sports. July 30, 2013. Retrieved October 1, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Ryan Anderson Bio
  4. ^ Cal sophomore Anderson will try NBA draft
  5. ^ "Orlando Acquires Vince Carter and Ryan Anderson From New Jersey". NBA.com. 2009-06-25. Retrieved 2009-06-27. 
  6. ^ "Topic Galleries -- OrlandoSentinel.com". Retrieved March 10, 2012. 
  7. ^ "HORNETS ACQUIRE RYAN ANDERSON". NBA.com. 2012-07-11. Retrieved 2012-07-11. 
  8. ^ "Ryan Anderson 2012-13 Game Log". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved April 11, 2014. 
  9. ^ Golliver, Ben (March 25, 2014). "Pelicans’ Ryan Anderson to undergo season-ending neck surgery". SI.com. Retrieved April 11, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Davis power Pelicans past Magic, 101-84". NBA.com. October 28, 2014. Retrieved October 28, 2014. 
  11. ^ Girlfriend of Pelicans' Anderson dies in New Orleans
  12. ^ Pelicans' Anderson aims to change lives after girlfriend's suicide

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