Rashad Anderson

Rashad Shaheed Anderson (born November 9, 1983) is an American professional basketball player who last played for Hapoel Haifa B.C. of the Liga Leumit. He played college basketball at the University of Connecticut.

Rashad Anderson
Free agent
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
Personal information
Born (1983-11-09) November 9, 1983 (age 36)
Lakeland, Florida
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High schoolKathleen (Lakeland, Florida)
CollegeUConn (2002–2006)
NBA draft2006 / Undrafted
Playing career2006–present
Career history
2006–2007Egaleo
2007–2008TDShop.it Livorno
2008–2009Snaidero Cucine Udine
2009–2010Iowa Energy
2010Fort Wayne Mad Ants
2010Vanoli Cremona
2010–2011Ventspils
2011–2012Foolad Mahan Isfahan
2012Zob Ahan Isfahan
2012Amchit Club
2012–2013Al Riyadi
2013Cocodrilos de Caracas
2013Champville
2013Canton Charge
2014Le Havre
2015Enosis Neon Paralimni
2016MAFC
2016Promitheas Patras
2017Hapoel Haifa
Career highlights and awards

Early lifeEdit

Rashad's first interest was baseball. His cousin introduced him to basketball when he was 10 years old. At age 13 he played on an AAU team that placed third in the nation. The following year on the 14 and under AAU team, they placed second in the country.[1]

High school careerEdit

At Kathleen High School in Lakeland, Florida, Anderson averaged 22.8 points a game and finished as the second leading scorer in school history. In his junior year at Kathleen, Anderson helped the Red Devils win the State Championship. As a senior, he was one of the top 50 recruits in the nation, he was named an All-American, leading his team to a 106–24 record in his four seasons.

College careerEdit

Anderson chose UConn over the University of Florida, University of Tennessee, and University of Texas.[citation needed] He had a great career at UConn and was known as "the dagger" by UConn head coach Jim Calhoun because of his penchant for hitting shots at key moments of games. Anderson finished his career with 276 three-pointers, the most in UConn history.

FreshmanEdit

Anderson played in all 33 games, mostly coming off the bench, although he started in the last four contests of the regular season. He finished fourth on the squad with 8.2 ppg. His season high for points was 22 at Notre Dame which included 6 for 9 from beyond the arc.

SophomoreEdit

In the 2004 season, Anderson finished as third leading scorer for NCAA champion Huskies with 11.2 ppg. He reached double figures in 19 total games on the season and was named to the NCAA Final Four All-Tournament Team after scoring 18 points vs. Georgia Tech in the Championship game and 14 points vs. Duke. In the NCAA Tournament he averaged 17.3 points and .488 from three-point range (21-of-43). His 21 threes set a UConn single-tournament record. Rashad scored 28 points in NCAA Elite Eight win over Alabama, matching the school-NCAA record of six three-pointers he set in First Round win over Vermont.

JuniorEdit

In his junior season, Anderson was placed in the starting role. He started 15 of 24 games at the shooting guard spot and finished as team's third leading scorer with 11.9 ppg. In February of that year, he was hospitalised for 13 days and missed seven games due to skin abscess in his right leg.[2] He returned to action for the Big East Tournament. His season high for points was 27, including 16 in final 13 minutes, in a win over Rice.

SeniorEdit

Anderson was a big important off the bench and as a senior and was the leading scorer among players not in the starting lineup. He earned All-Big East Honorable Mention honors, and averaged 12.8 points off the bench in 22.4 minutes of play. He reached double figures in 26 games. In one of the more memorable games of his collegiate career, Anderson scored the game-tying three-pointer at end of regulation against the Washington Huskies during the regional semifinals of the 2006 NCAA National Tournament sending the game into overtime with a score tied at 82. UConn went on to win in overtime, 98 to 92. Anderson ended that game with 19 points.

Professional careerEdit

After going undrafted in the 2006 NBA draft, Anderson joined the Washington Wizards for the 2006 NBA Summer League. Later that year, he signed with Egaleo BC of Greece for the 2006–07 Greek Basket League season.

In 2007, he signed with TDShop.it Livorno of Italy for the 2007–08 season.[3]

Next season Anderson also stayed in Italy, where he joined top division's team Snaidero Udine, where he became league's leading scorer (18.2ppg) in 2008–09 Lega Basket Serie A season.

In November 2009, Anderson was acquired by the Iowa Energy in the 1st round of the 2009 NBA D-League draft. On January 9, 2010, he was waived by the Energy. On January 13, he was acquired by the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. On February 1, 2010, his contract was terminated by the Mad Ants.[4] The next day, he signed with Vanoli Basket of Italy.[5] Later that year, he signed with BK Ventspils of Latvia for the 2010–11 season. During 2011–12, Anderson spent time in Iran. In December 2012, he signed with Amchit Club of Lebanon. He later signed with Al Riyadi. In February 2013, Anderson signed with Cocodrilos de Caracas of Venezuela.

In April 2013, Anderson signed with Champville of Lebanon.[6]

On November 1, 2013, he was acquired by the Texas Legends. On November 4, he was traded to the Canton Charge. On December 30, 2013, he was waived by the Charge.[4] In January 2014, he signed with STB Le Havre of France.[7]

On October 5, 2016, Anderson joined Promitheas Patras returning to the Greek Basket League after 10 years.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ UCONN Hoops Legend: RASHAD ANDERSON
  2. ^ Anderson's absence felt Archived August 21, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ TDShop.it Livorno incaggiato Rashad Anderson
  4. ^ a b Rashad Anderson Player Profile – RealGM
  5. ^ Rashad Anderson officially in Cremona
  6. ^ "Champville signs Rashad Anderson". Sportando.net. April 22, 2013. Retrieved November 16, 2013.
  7. ^ "Le Havre officially signs Rashad Anderson". Sportando.com. January 24, 2014. Retrieved April 9, 2014.
  8. ^ "Rashad Anderson inks with Promitheas to replace Eli Carter". Sportando.com. October 5, 2016. Archived from the original on October 6, 2016. Retrieved October 5, 2016.

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