Alan Anderson


Alan Anderson

infobox Euroleague Player
name = Alan Anderson
league = Russian League
ULEB Cup
position = Shooting guard
Small forward
team = Triumph Lyubertsy
height_ft = 6
height_in = 6
weight_lbs = 220
nationality = American
birth_date = birth date and age|1982|10|16
birth_place = Minneapolis, Minnesota
college = Michigan State
draft =
career_start = 2005
former_teams = Charlotte Bobcats (2005-07)
Tulsa 66ers (2006-07)
VidiVici Bologna (2007-08)

Alan Jeffery Anderson (born on October 16 1982, in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an American professional basketball player. He plays the shooting guard and small forward positions.

Amateur career

Anderson participated in the 2000 USA Basketball Youth Development Festival, leading the North squad to capture the gold medal.High School: 2001 Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Player of the Year ... 2001 All-Metro Team ... 2001 Parade Magazine Fifth-Team All-American ... Averaged 21.2 points, 5.1 rebounds and 7.2 assists as a senior, leading Coach Dave Thorson's DeLaSalle to a 21-3 record ... Named the number-one surprise player of the summer of 2000 by The Sporting News after a strong showing at the Nike Camp in Indianapolis ... Entered his senior season rated the No. 19 player in the nation by Bob Gibbons and No. 22 by Rivals.com ... ... Averaged 21.3 points as a junior, helping his team to a 24-5 record ... Shot 48 percent from the floor, 37 percent from three-point range and 79 percent from the foul line as a junior ... 2000 First-Team All-Minnesota honoree ... Earned 2000 All-State Tournament honors ... 2000 Second-Team AAU All-American, playing for Team Minnesota ... Averaged 15.4 points as a sophomore at Edison High School ... Scored 13.2 points per game as a freshman ... Led his football team to a state championship as a junior playing wide receiver ... Honor roll student.

He also 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, 5.5 rebounds and 1.6 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. He earned his four-year degree from Michigan State University on May 7th, 2005, in the field of Community Family Services. He ranks eighth in MSU history in career free-throw percentage at 81.3% (making 265-of-326 free throws attempted).

Pro career

He signed a free agent contract with NBA team Charlotte Bobcats in August 2005. He was waived by the Charlotte Bobcats [NBA] on November 28th, 2006. http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=2678757 Bobcats add veteran swingman Anderson] , and re-signed him on march 17, 2007 for the rest of the 2007 season. Prior to Anderson's 2007 re-signing, he had been playing with the NBA D-League's Tulsa 66ers, averaging 15.8 points per game. [http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=2802513 Anderson re-signs with Bobcats] , March 17, 2007.]

On September 13th, 2007, he signed a contract with the Italian League club VidiVici Bologna. [ [http://www.euroleague.net/news/i/15316/180/item Virtus Bologna tabs swingman Anderson - On-Court - Welcome to EUROLEAGUE BASKETBALL. ] ] After spending one season with Bologna he signed with the Russian League club Triumph Lyubertsy in 2008.

Notes

3. Anderson signed with Triumph Lyubertsy-Russian on September 21, 2008

External links

* [http://www.nba.com/playerfile/alan_anderson/ Alan Anderson player profile] @ NBA.com
* [http://www.euroleague.net/competition/players/showplayer?pcode=TGV Euroleague.net player profile]


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