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Justin Lamar Anderson (born November 19, 1993) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Virginia Cavaliers before being selected with the 21st overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft by the Dallas Mavericks.[1][2] After one and a half seasons with the Mavericks, Anderson was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers in February 2017. In July 2018, he was traded to the Hawks.

Justin Anderson
Justin Anderson Virginia.jpg
Anderson with Virginia in 2014
Free agent
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
Personal information
Born (1993-11-19) November 19, 1993 (age 25)
Montross, Virginia
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High schoolMontrose Christian
(Rockville, Maryland)
CollegeVirginia (2012–2015)
NBA draft2015 / Round: 1 / Pick: 21st overall
Selected by the Dallas Mavericks
Playing career2015–present
Career history
20152017Dallas Mavericks
2015–2016Texas Legends
20172018Philadelphia 76ers
2018–2019Atlanta Hawks
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

High school careerEdit

Anderson attended Montrose Christian School where he averaged 17.8 points, 4.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.6 blocks per game as a senior and won several awards, among them, the Gatorade Maryland Boys Basketball Player of the Year. He was a Top 100 Recruit by ESPN and Rivals.com.[3]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Justin Anderson
SF
Montross, Virginia Montrose Christian School 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 207 lb (94 kg) May 26, 2011 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 63   Rivals: 35  247Sports: 51  ESPN: 49
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "Virginia 2012 Basketball Commitments". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2015-03-30.
  • "2012 Virginia Commits". Scout.com. Retrieved 2015-03-30.
  • "ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2015-03-30.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved 2015-03-30.
  • "2012 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2015-03-30.

College careerEdit

Anderson originally verbally committed to Maryland, but later changed his commitment following Gary Williams' retirement.[4] On November 12, 2011, Anderson signed a National Letter of Intent to play for Virginia.[5]

Anderson primarily played off the bench his first two seasons at Virginia. His play during his sophomore year garnered him ACC Sixth Man of the Year honors.

Following the graduation of Joe Harris, Anderson was inserted into the starting lineup. A fractured finger against Louisville and an appendectomy forced Anderson to miss the last eight games of the regular season, but he returned in time for Virginia's first game of the ACC Tournament. After putting up career-high numbers in scoring and other offensive categories, Anderson was named second-team All-ACC and third-team All-American by the NABC. On April 13, 2015, Anderson declared for the NBA draft, forgoing his senior year.[6]

Professional careerEdit

Dallas Mavericks (2015–2017)Edit

On June 25, 2015, Anderson was selected by the Dallas Mavericks with the 21st overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft.[1][2] He joined the Mavericks for the 2015 NBA Summer League, where he averaged 17.5 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.2 steals in six games. On August 1, 2015, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Mavericks.[7] He made his debut for the Mavericks in their season opener on October 28, 2015, recording two points and one rebound in a 111–95 win over the Phoenix Suns.[8] On November 10, 2015, he scored a then season-high 11 points on 4-of-4 shooting in a 120–105 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans.[9] On February 5, 2016, he set a new season high with 13 points in a 116–90 loss to the San Antonio Spurs.[10] On April 8, 2016, he recorded his first career double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds (both career highs) in a 103–93 win over the Memphis Grizzlies.[11] During his rookie season, he received multiple assignments to the Texas Legends, the Mavericks' D-League affiliate.[12]

In July 2016, Anderson re-joined the Mavericks for the 2016 NBA Summer League, where he averaged 16.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.6 assists in five games. On November 9, 2016, he had a season-best game with 16 points, eight rebounds and seven assists in a 116–95 loss to the Golden State Warriors.[13] On January 22, 2017, he scored a game- and season-high 19 points in a 122–73 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.[14]

Philadelphia 76ers (2017–2018)Edit

On February 23, 2017, Anderson was traded, along with Andrew Bogut and a protected first-round pick, to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for Nerlens Noel.[15] On March 3, 2017, he made the go-ahead basket with 24.3 seconds left and matched his career high with 19 points in the 76ers' 105–102 victory over the New York Knicks.[16] Three days later, he had another 19-point effort in a 112–98 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.[17] On March 17, 2017, he had his fifth career 19-point game (fourth time in 2016–17) in a 116–74 win over his former team, the Dallas Mavericks.[18] In the 76ers' season finale on April 12, 2017, Anderson had a 26-point effort in a 114–113 loss to the Knicks.[19]

In a win over the Milwaukee Bucks on April 11, 2018, Anderson scored a season-high 25 points and had six rebounds.[20]

Atlanta Hawks (2018–2019)Edit

On July 25, 2018, Anderson was traded to the Atlanta Hawks in a three-team deal involving the 76ers and the Oklahoma City Thunder.[21] On March 31, 2019, he set season highs with 24 points and 12 rebounds in a 136–135 overtime win over the Milwaukee Bucks.[22] On June 29, 2019, the Hawks declined Anderson's contract extension, making him an unrestricted free agent.[23]

Career statisticsEdit

Legend
  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

NBAEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2015–16 Dallas 55 9 11.8 .406 .265 .800 2.4 .5 .3 .5 3.8
2016–17 Dallas 51 2 13.9 .402 .303 .795 2.9 .6 .5 .3 6.5
2016–17 Philadelphia 24 8 21.6 .466 .292 .780 4.0 1.4 .5 .3 8.5
2017–18 Philadelphia 38 0 13.7 .431 .330 .737 2.4 .7 .4 .2 6.2
2018–19 Atlanta 48 4 9.6 .408 .312 .743 1.8 .5 .5 .3 3.7
Career 216 23 13.2 .419 .302 .778 2.6 .7 .4 .3 5.3

PlayoffsEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2016 Dallas 5 1 19.0 .459 .308 .643 4.0 1.4 .8 .6 9.4
2018 Philadelphia 7 0 4.7 .375 .286 - 1.3 .0 .1 .0 1.1
Career 12 1 10.7 .444 .300 .643 2.4 .6 .4 .3 4.6

CollegeEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2012–13 Virginia 35 17 24.0 .420 .303 .764 3.3 2.3 0.9 1.2 7.6
2013–14 Virginia 37 5 21.5 .407 .294 .716 3.2 1.5 0.4 0.8 7.8
2014–15 Virginia 26 23 27.8 .466 .452 .780 4.0 1.7 0.7 0.5 12.2
Career 98 45 24.1 .430 .357 .752 3.5 1.8 0.6 0.9 8.9

Personal lifeEdit

Anderson is the son of Kim and Edward Anderson II. He has an older sister, Eurisha, and an older brother, Edward III, who played basketball for the University of Mary Washington.[3]

Community involvementEdit

Anderson is a member of the "Starting Five", along with Malcolm Brogdon, Joe Harris, Anthony Tolliver, and Garrett Temple. Their goal is to raise $225,000 through Hoops2O, founded by Brogdon, to fund five wells in East Africa by the end of the 2018–19 season.[24]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "MAVS SELECT JUSTIN ANDERSON 21ST, SATNAM SINGH 52ND IN NBA DRAFT". Mavs.com. June 25, 2015. Retrieved June 27, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Mavericks select Justin Anderson with No. 21 pick in 2015 NBA draft". Sports Illustrated. June 25, 2015. Retrieved June 25, 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Justin Anderson bio". VirginiaSports.com. Retrieved November 21, 2015.
  4. ^ "Patience, practice propelled Justin Anderson to starring role at Virginia". Sports Illustrated. January 14, 2015. Retrieved March 30, 2015.
  5. ^ "Four Sign Letters Of Intent With Virginia Men's Basketball". VirginiaSports.com. November 12, 2011. Retrieved November 12, 2011.
  6. ^ "Latest NBA Draft projection for UVa's Justin Anderson". 247sports.com. June 11, 2015. Retrieved June 12, 2015.
  7. ^ "Mavericks sign first-round pick Justin Anderson". Mavs.com. August 1, 2015. Retrieved August 1, 2015.
  8. ^ "8 Dallas players reach double figures, Mavs rout Suns 111-95". NBA.com. October 28, 2015. Retrieved October 28, 2015.
  9. ^ "Davis leaves with injured hip as Pelicans get first win". NBA.com. November 10, 2015. Retrieved November 10, 2015.
  10. ^ "Justin Anderson 2015-16 Game Log". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved January 22, 2017.
  11. ^ "Mavs beat Grizzlies, close in on playoffs after Barea injury". NBA.com. April 8, 2016. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  12. ^ "All-Time NBA Assignments". NBA.com. Retrieved January 22, 2017.
  13. ^ "Justin Anderson 2016-17 Game Log". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved January 22, 2017.
  14. ^ "Nowitzki starts Mavericks toward 122-73 rout of Lakers". ESPN.com. January 22, 2017. Retrieved January 22, 2017.
  15. ^ "Philadelphia 76ers Acquire First-Round Pick, Justin Anderson, and Andrew Bogut From Dallas". NBA.com. February 23, 2017. Retrieved February 23, 2017.
  16. ^ "Anderson, Saric lead 76ers past Knicks, 105-102". ESPN.com. March 3, 2017. Retrieved March 4, 2017.
  17. ^ "Antetokounmpo, Snell lead Bucks past 76ers, 112-98". ESPN.com. March 6, 2017. Retrieved March 7, 2017.
  18. ^ "76ers rout Mavericks in Noel's return to Philadelphia". ESPN.com. March 17, 2017. Retrieved March 18, 2017.
  19. ^ "Anthony helps Knicks edge 76ers 114-113 in finale". ESPN.com. April 12, 2017. Retrieved April 13, 2017.
  20. ^ "76ers' Justin Anderson: Scores season-high 25 points in Wednesday's win". CBS Sports. April 12, 2018. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  21. ^ "Hawks Complete Three-Team Trade With OKC and 76ers". NBA.com. July 25, 2018. Retrieved July 25, 2018.
  22. ^ "Hawks top Bucks in OT on Young buzzer-beater". ESPN.com. March 31, 2019. Retrieved April 1, 2019.
  23. ^ "Hawks decline to make qualifying offer to Justin Anderson". ajc.com. June 29, 2019. Retrieved June 29, 2019.
  24. ^ "It's Bigger Than Ball: Waterboys Teams Up With The NBA". Waterboys. Retrieved February 28, 2019.

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