J. J. Anderson

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J. J. Anderson
Personal information
Born (1960-09-23) September 23, 1960 (age 55)
Chicago, Illinois
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school Metro (Chicago, Illinois)
College Bradley (1978–1982)
NBA draft 1982 / Round: 2 / Pick: 36th overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Playing career 1982–1999
Position Small forward
Number 7, 11
Career history
1982 Philadelphia 76ers
1982–1985 Utah Jazz
1985–1991 Nuova Pallacanestro Firenze (Italy)
1991–1992 Zaragoza (Spain)
1992–1993 Aris BC (Greece)
1993–1994 Pallalcesto Amatori Udine (Italy)
1994–1995 Polti Cantù (Italy)
1995–1996 Tau Cerámica (Spain)
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Mitchell Keith "J. J." Anderson (born September 25, 1960) is a retired American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). His position was power forward. He stood at 6'10" and weighed 235 lbs. He currently lives in Bristol, Wisconsin.

Early career[edit]

Before his NBA career he attended Metro High School in Chicago and college at Bradley University from 1978-82. He is one of seven Bradley Braves players to have his jersey number (#11) retired.[1]


Anderson was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2nd round (36th overall) of the 1982 NBA Draft. He played for Utah Jazz from 1982 to 1985.

European career[edit]

Anderson spent 11 years in Europe. He played one season in Spain (CAI Zaragoza) and Greece. In 1993 he won the European Cup, playing for Aris BC. He also played part of a season in Germany, and eight seasons in Italy, most of them in Florence, becoming a star for all the city.[citation needed]


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