Willie Anderson (basketball)

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Willie Anderson
No. 40, 35
Small forward
Personal information
Born (1967-01-08) January 8, 1967 (age 47)
Greenville, South Carolina
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school East Atlanta (Atlanta, Georgia)
College Georgia (1984–1988)
NBA draft 1988 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10th overall
Selected by the San Antonio Spurs
Pro career 1988–1999
Career history
19881995 San Antonio Spurs
1995–1996 Toronto Raptors
1996 New York Knicks
1996–1997 Olympiacos (Greece)
1996–1997 Miami Heat
1997–1998 AEK Athens (Greece)
1998–1999 Maccabi Tel Aviv (Israel)
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 6,771 (12.2 ppg)
Rebounds 2,082 (3.8 rpg)
Assists 2,105 (3.8 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
Anderson wore #40[1] for nearly his entire career, including his seven-season run with the Spurs.

Willie Lloyd Anderson, Jr. (born January 8, 1967) is a retired American professional basketball player.

After attending the University of Georgia, he was selected by the San Antonio Spurs with the 10th pick of the 1988 NBA Draft. He played for the Spurs until the 1994–95 season when he was selected in the 1995 expansion draft by the Toronto Raptors. He also played for the New York Knicks and the Miami Heat for the next two seasons. Anderson then moved to Greece to play for Olympiacos and later for AEK Athens which he led to the Euroleague 1998 final.

The next season he signed for Maccabi Tel Aviv from Israel, but was waived at the beginning of the season. After signing and before the season began he declared that this would be his last season in professional basketball, and after being waived he did retire. Anderson is the older brother of former Miami Heat player and current free agent Shandon Anderson, and father of University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Lady Mocs player Alex Anderson.[2]

Awards[edit]

Anderson won a bronze medal in the 1988 Summer Olympics, where he played alongside future NBA players Hersey Hawkins, Stacey Augmon, Dan Majerle, Mitch Richmond, Charles Smith, and future Spurs teammate, David Robinson. Anderson was selected to the 1989 NBA All-Rookie Team.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Willie Anderson Statistics". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2009-05-02. 
  2. ^ Alex Anderson – Tennessee-Chattanooga

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