Anthony with the Heat
|No. 50 – Detroit Pistons|
August 9, 1982 |
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||245 lb (111 kg)|
|High school||Selwyn House School
Dawson College (Montreal, Quebec)
|College||Pensacola JC (2002–2004)
|NBA draft||2007 / Undrafted|
|2008||→Chicago Bulls (D-League)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Joel Abdirahman Anthony (pronounced Jo-EL; born August 9, 1982) is a Canadian professional basketball player who currently plays for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is a former member of the Canadian national basketball team.
After attending Selwyn House School and Dawson College in the Montreal, Quebec area, Anthony was recruited by Pensacola Junior College in Pensacola, Florida, United States. After two years, he transferred to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). He led the team in blocks in his junior season in 2004–05; fourth overall in the Mountain West Conference, but redshirted the next season and did not play.
Returning to help lead the Runnin' Rebels to a 30–7 season his senior year (2006–07), he was named Mountain West Conference defensive player of the year after finishing second in the NCAA's Division I in blocks-per-40-minutes (6.77), and first in the conference in blocked shots, blocks per game, and defensive win shares. (The D–I leader, Mickell Gladness, later became Anthony's Miami Heat teammate.) The highlight in Anthony's senior year was his only double-double of the season, a season-high 13-block, 11-rebound effort versus Texas Christian on February 7, 2007.
Miami Heat (2007–2014)
Anthony signed a one-year deal (with an option for a second) with Miami in July 2007. He made 24 appearances that season, averaging 3.5 points and 3.9 rebounds. The following year Anthony made his NBA playoff debut during Miami's first round series with the Atlanta Hawks. Miami lost the series 4–3. He was re-signed by the Heat in July 2009.
With Miami's high profile free agent signings of LeBron James and Chris Bosh in July 2010 much hype surrounded the team with its new self-proclaimed "Big Three". On July 16, 2010, Joel Anthony re-signed with the Miami Heat on a five-year, $18 million deal. Miami finished the 2010–11 NBA season second in the Eastern Conference behind the Chicago Bulls with a 58–24 record. The Heat cruised through the first three rounds of the playoffs before losing to the Dallas Mavericks 4–2 during the 2011 NBA Finals. Anthony averaged 1.3 points, 3.5 rebounds and 20.5 minutes per game during the NBA Finals.
The following season, Joel won his first NBA title with the Miami Heat against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Anthony won his second championship on June 20, 2013, when the Heat defeated the San Antonio Spurs in an intense seven game series.
Boston Celtics (2014)
On January 15, 2014, a three-team trade was completed involving the Miami Heat, the Boston Celtics, and the Golden State Warriors. The Heat sent Anthony, a protected future draft pick received from Philadelphia in an earlier trade, and a 2016 second-round draft pick to the Celtics. In exchange, the Heat received Toney Douglas from the Warriors. The Warriors also received Jordan Crawford and MarShon Brooks from the Celtics as part of the deal.
Detroit Pistons (2014–present)
On July 20, 2015, Anthony re-signed with the Pistons.
Anthony made his national team debut in the summer of 2008. He made a tremendous impact on the court for the Canadians, by setting both scoring and shot blocking records for an individual game. However, Canada failed to qualify for the Beijing Olympics.
The following summer, Anthony participated in the 2009 FIBA Americas Championship. He helped lead Canada to a 4th-place finish, losing in the bronze medal game to Argentina. Anthony had his best performance in Canada's semi-final loss to Brazil, in which he posted team highs with 17 points and 8 rebounds.
In the summer of 2010, Anthony once again competed for Canada in the 2010 FIBA World Championship. Canada lost all five of their games played, their worst ever performance in the international tournament.
Anthony's mother is Erene Anthony from the island of Antigua, who he listed on his biography as the person that made a difference in his life because she has been an inspiration to him. He also has a sister, Sherlette Pryce. He graduated from UNLV in December 2006 with a degree in university studies, and majoring in sociology and physical education.
He is commonly referred to as "The Warden" by fans. The nickname started gaining traction on Twitter after the Heat beat the Knicks in New York on December 17, 2010, and fans credited Anthony for “locking up” Amar'e Stoudemire. However, his teammates refer to him as "Doc".
NBA career statistics
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
- List of Canadians in the National Basketball Association
- List of NCAA Division I men's basketball players with 13 or more blocks in a game
- List of Montreal athletes
- List of people from Montreal
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- Career statistics and player information from NBA.com, or Basketball-Reference.com
- Miami Heat bio
- UNLV bio
- UNLV player profiles
- Highlights at UNLV on YouTube