Eric Anderson (basketball)
May 26, 1970 |
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||220 lb (100 kg)|
|High school||St. Francis de Sales
|NBA draft||1992 / Undrafted|
|1992–1994||New York Knicks|
|1995–1996||Fort Wayne Fury (CBA)|
|1996||Cagiva Varese (Italy)|
|1996–1997||Faber Fabriano (Italy)|
|1997–1998||Fort Wayne Fury (CBA)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Eric Walfred Anderson (born May 26, 1970) is a retired American basketball player. He attended St. Francis DeSales High School on Chicago's far southeast side and was named 1988's Mr. Basketball for the state of Illinois.
Anderson was named Most Outstanding Player of 1992 NCAA Tournament's West Regional after helping lead Indiana University to the Final Four. He completed his college career with 1,715 points and 825 rebounds.
After his college career, the 6' 9" forward, who was not selected in the 1992 National Basketball Association Draft, signed with the New York Knicks for the 1992–93 NBA season, in which he played 16 games. He also played 11 games of the following season before being waived. He holds NBA career averages of 1.6 points and 1.1 rebounds per game, and was an all-time 2-for-2 from the three-point line.
During his tenure with the Knicks, Anderson, who spent most of the time on the bench, was cheered for wildly by New York fans when inserted in the final minutes of a 114–79 blowout against the Boston Celtics.
In January 1994, while a member of the Knicks, Anderson and Harold Ellis of the Los Angeles Clippers got involved in a seemingly bizarre shoving match at Madison Square Garden. As the two players ran downcourt, Ellis threw a forearm for no apparent reason into Anderson's face. They exchanged shoves, and were both given technical fouls. Anderson later said of Ellis: "He was going crazy," and "I've never been involved in anything like that. I just got in the game. I'm a good guy. I have no idea why it happened."
- Not the same Eric Anderson who was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the 7th pick of the tenth round of the 1975 NBA Draft.
- PRO BASKETBALL; Knicks Roll But Celtics Get Lost In Confusion
- BASKETBALL; Knicks Look Half-Hearted In Victory
- Eric Anderson NBA stats @ basketballreference.com
|Awards and achievements|
|Illinois Mr. Basketball Award Winner