June 22, 1964 |
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)|
|Listed weight||230 lb (104 kg)|
|High school||Worthing (Houston, Texas)|
|NBA draft||1987 / Round: 1 / Pick: 23rd overall|
|Selected by the San Antonio Spurs|
|Position||Power forward / Center|
|Number||33, 34, 22, 0|
|1987–1989||San Antonio Spurs|
|1991||New Jersey Nets|
|1995–1997||San Antonio Spurs|
|1999–2000||Belgrano de San Nicolás|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||4,953 (7.3 ppg)|
|Rebounds||4,246 (6.2 rpg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
He attended and played collegiate basketball at the University of Houston, where he was one of the last original members of the famed Phi Slama Jama fraternity. He competed in the 1984 Final Four in Seattle while at Houston.
A 6' 10" power forward/center, he was selected 23rd overall by the San Antonio Spurs in the 1987 NBA draft. He also played for the Milwaukee Bucks, New Jersey Nets, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons, and Atlanta Hawks. In 1988, he participated in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest, where he finished on 6th place. The 1988–89 season spent with the Spurs was his most productive, averaging 13.7 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. In 1991–92, with the Nuggets, he averaged 11.5 points and a career-best 11.5 rebounds per game. He participated with playoff teams for the Spurs, Bucks, and Hawks.
As a freshman at the University of Houston, Anderson's mode of transportation around campus was a 10-speed bicycle - an odd sight for someone at 6-foot-10. A friend said the bike "was (Greg's) Cadillac," and the nickname stuck from there.
- Bradley, Bill (2009). ESPN College Basketball Encyclopedia: The Complete History of the Men's Game. Random House, Inc. p. 57. ISBN 0-345-51392-4.
- Frazier, Walt; Sachare, Alex (1998). Complete Idiot's Guide to Basketball. Alpha Books. p. 342. ISBN 0-02-862679-6.
- Money Changes Everything Did cash-poor Cadillac Anderson risk his NBA career for a quick score?
- Anderson Admits Drug Offense, New York Times, October 22, 1998, Retrieved 2009-10-29