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  • Name: Antonio Anderson
  • Position: Shooting Guard
  • Height: 6-6 (1.98m)
  • Weight: 200 (91kg)
  • College Team: Memphis Tigers
  • Nationality: American
  • Hometown: Lynn, Massachusetts
  • Birthdate: 6/5/1985
  • Drafted: Declared for the 2008 NBA Draft but withdrew... Automatically eligible for the 2009 NBA Draft but was not drafted by an NBA franchise...
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Player Background
By Matthew Maurer
12/17/08

Antonio Anderson first earned his stripes playing basketball against his brother Anthony, a former Division II standout. He credits this time period to the development of his toughness and perseverance. Anderson was a dual sport star in football and basketball by the time he entered Lynn Tech high school, but his immediate success on the hardwood made football a secondary option. He dominated the basketball league as he took the school to the Massachusetts state title his junior year.

Once Anderson recognized the need to further boost his stock and, most importantly, prove himself against better competition, he transferred to Maine Central Institute where his play catapulted him onto the national recruiting scene. But despite this success his work on the prep level wasn't complete as he found himself needing to shore up his academics. The talented guard left Maine Central Institute to take a post grad year at Laurinburg Prep where he teamed up with future Memphis teammates Shawne Williams (Dallas Mavericks) and Robert Dozier. While averaging 12.7 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 3.6 assists per game Anderson helped lead Laurinburg Prep to the national prep-championship with a perfect record of 40-0.

As a top 75 prospect he selected Memphis over Missouri and Michigan State because he felt John Calipari could give him the best chance of making it to the NBA. Anderson has been one of the country's best all-around players with quality passing, scoring and defending. He declared for the 2008 NBA draft but withdrew as he wasn't pleased with the feedback that he was projected as a second round pick.


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Statistics

SEASONS

GP

FG%

3PT%

FT%

SPG

BPG

RPG

APG

PPG

2005-06 Memphis

37

42.1

36.5

63.3

1.5

0.3

3.4

2.8

7.2

2006-07 Memphis

36

39.0

24.5

63.4

1.6

0.3

4.1

3.6

8.0

2007-08 Memphis

40

40.8

33.3

57.0

1.2

0.3

3.7

3.4

8.6

2008-09 Memphis

37

45.0

25.4

73.3

1.4

0.5

4.8

4.5

10.2

DIV I Totals

150

41.7

30.0

64.1

1.4

0.3

4.0

3.6

8.5

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0 #1 Guest 2009-05-01 15:26
brother played divison 1 basketball
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