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Alan Anderson (basketball)

Alan Anderson
Anderson playing with Maccabi Tel Aviv
No. 6 – Washington Wizards
Position Shooting guard / Small forward
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1982-10-16) October 16, 1982
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school Edison (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
DeLaSalle (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
College Michigan State (2001–2005)
NBA draft 2005 / Undrafted
Pro career 2005–present
Career history
2005–2006 Charlotte Bobcats
2006–2007 Tulsa 66ers (D-League)
2007 Charlotte Bobcats
2007–2008 Virtus Bologna (Italy)
2008 Triumph Lyubertsy (Russia)
2008–2009 Cibona (Croatia)
2009–2010 Maccabi Tel Aviv (Israel)
2010 New Mexico Thunderbirds (D-League)
2010–2011 FC Barcelona (Spain)
2011–2012 Shandong Lions (China)
2012 Canton Charge (D-League)
20122013 Toronto Raptors
20132015 Brooklyn Nets
2015–present Washington Wizards
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Alan Jeffery Anderson (born October 16, 1982) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Contents

  • College career 1
    • College statistics 1.1
  • Professional career 2
    • NBA and NBA D-League 2.1
    • Europe 2.2
    • Return to the NBA D-League 2.3
    • Return to Europe 2.4
    • Return to the NBA 2.5
  • Career statistics 3
    • NBA 3.1
      • Regular season 3.1.1
      • Playoffs 3.1.2
    • Euroleague 3.2
  • References 4
  • External links 5

College career

Anderson attended Michigan State University (MSU), where he played college basketball with the Michigan State Spartans men's basketball team.

During his college career he was one of MSU's best ball handlers. He was the team's primary point guard during his junior season. Anderson, as a college senior, averaged 13.2 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game, earning All-Big Ten Conference Team honors. He also helped lead the Spartans to the 2005 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament's Final Four. He was voted the team's MVP by the team's players and the media as a senior.[1] He earned his bachelor's degree in family community services from Michigan State in August 2005.[2]

College statistics

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2001-02 Michigan State 31 23 24.5 .450 .500 .770 4.2 1.6 .6 .1 6.5
2002-03 Michigan State 32 28 27.6 .503 .308 .842 3.7 3.3 .7 .3 9.8
2003-04 Michigan State 30 26 28.7 .467 .354 .805 3.1 3.2 1.0 .2 8.1
2004-05 Michigan State 33 33 26.6 .556 .385 .877 5.6 1.7 1.0 .2 13.2
Career 126 110 26.8 .503 .366 .831 4.2 2.4 .8 .2 9.5

Professional career

NBA and NBA D-League

Anderson signed with the Charlotte Bobcats in August 2005. He was waived by the Bobcats on November 28, 2006,[3] but re-signed him on March 17, 2007 for the rest of the 2006–07 season. Prior to re-signing with the Bobcats, he had been playing with the NBA D-League's Tulsa 66ers, averaging 15.8 points per game.[4]

Europe

On September 13, 2007, he signed a contract with the Italian League club VidiVici Bologna.[5] After spending one season with Bologna he signed with the Russian League club Triumph Lyubertsy in 2008. He joined the Adriatic League club Cibona Zagreb on December 31, 2008.[6]

On May 24, 2009, he signed with the Israeli League club Maccabi Tel Aviv.[7] He left after one year.

Return to the NBA D-League

Anderson was selected by the New Mexico Thunderbirds with the second overall pick in the 2010 NBA Development League Draft. Through 10 games with New Mexico, Anderson averaged 21.3 points per game, including a season high of 34 points against the Idaho Stampede on November 20.

Return to Europe

On December 21, 2010, Anderson signed with Spanish League club Regal Barcelona, the 2009–10 Euroleague champion.[8] He was voted MVP of the 2010–11 Spanish Cup. Anderson was a key player in the final, chalking up 19 points in the win.[9] He left after one season.

Return to the NBA

On March 26, 2012, Anderson signed a 10-day contract with the Toronto Raptors.[10] On April 17, 2012, Anderson signed with the Toronto Raptors for the remainder of the 2011–12 season. While playing in Toronto he was able to win the trust of Dwane Casey and started over James Johnson. Out of his 17 games with the Toronto Raptors he started 12, averaging 9.6 points per game in 27.1 minutes. During his time with the Raptors he became known as a rugged defensive player. He re-signed with the Raptors on July 30, 2012.[11]

On July 30, 2013, Anderson signed with the Brooklyn Nets.[12] On July 15, 2014, he re-signed with the Nets.[13]

On July 12, 2015, Anderson signed with the Washington Wizards.[14]

Career statistics

Note: The Euroleague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season, he also played in domestic competition.

NBA

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2005–06 Charlotte 36 7 15.7 .414 .414 .805 1.9 .9 .3 .1 5.8
2006–07 Charlotte 17 0 15.1 .457 .250 .826 1.9 1.2 .4 .0 5.8
2011–12 Toronto 17 12 27.1 .387 .393 .853 2.0 1.5 .3 .2 9.6
2012–13 Toronto 65 2 23.0 .383 .333 .857 2.3 1.6 .7 .1 10.7
2013–14 Brooklyn 78 26 22.7 .400 .339 .780 2.2 1.0 .6 .1 7.2
2014–15 Brooklyn 74 19 23.6 .443 .348 .812 2.8 1.1 .8 .1 7.4
Career 287 66 21.9 .407 .346 .821 2.3 1.2 .6 .1 7.9

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2014 Brooklyn 12 2 21.8 .403 .290 .667 2.7 1.3 .8 .0 5.9
2015 Brooklyn 6 0 23.7 .610 .625 .667 3.5 1.2 .7 .2 11.0
Career 18 2 22.4 .485 .404 .667 2.9 1.2 .8 .1 7.6

Euroleague

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2007–08 Virtus Bologna 9 4 25.6 .398 .250 .909 3.0 1.1 1.1 .3 11.2 9.6
2008–09 Cibona 8 7 31.4 .383 .394 .841 4.8 2.0 2.0 .5 15.3 14.8
2009–10 Maccabi 20 18 28.4 .434 .339 .800 3.6 2.3 1.6 .2 13.7 13.1
2010–11 Barcelona 10 10 27.2 .448 .455 .844 3.1 1.5 .6 .2 11.4 10.6
Career 47 39 28.2 .420 .365 .832 3.6 1.8 1.4 .3 13.0 12.1

References

  1. ^ Alan Anderson Bio
  2. ^ Alan Anderson - Michigan State
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External links

  • NBA.com Profile
  • Euroleague.net Profile
  • ACB.com Profile
  • Michigan State profile
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