Jerome Anderson (basketball)

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Jerome Anderson
Personal information
Born (1953-10-09)October 9, 1953
Mullens, West Virginia
Died August 1, 2009(2009-08-01) (aged 55)
Helsingborg, Sweden
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school Mullens (Mullens, West Virginia)
College West Virginia (1972–1975)
NBA draft 1975 / Round: 3 / Pick: 53rd overall
Selected by the Boston Celtics
Playing career 1975–1978
Position Shooting guard
Number 42, 23, 21
Career history
1975–1976 Boston Celtics
1976–1977 Indiana Pacers
1977–1978 West Virginia Wheels
Career highlights and awards
Stats at

Jerome "Jay" Anderson (October 9, 1953 – August 1, 2009) was an American professional basketball player and coach. He was born in Mullens, West Virginia.

A 6'5" (1.96 m) guard from West Virginia University, Anderson was selected in the third round of the 1975 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics and in the seventh round of the 1975 ABA draft by the San Diego Sails.[1]

Anderson played two seasons (1975–1977) in the National Basketball Association as a member of the Boston Celtics and Indiana Pacers. He averaged 2.6 points per game in his career and won an NBA championship with Boston in 1976.

Anderson later played and coached in Sweden and Norway. Among his achievements as a coach is a BLNO Championship with the Ulriken Eagles in 2007.

Anderson died in Helsingborg aged 55 after a long illness.[2]


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