Ron Anderson (basketball, born 1958)
Ronald Gene "Ron" Anderson (born October 15, 1958) is a retired American professional basketball player, best known for his spell with the National Basketball Association's Philadelphia 76ers. His son Ron, Jr. played for South Florida for the 2010–11 and 2011–12 seasons, after transferring from Kansas State.
|Born||October 15, 1958|
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight||215 lb (98 kg)|
|High school||Bowen (Chicago, Illinois)|
|NBA draft||1984 / Round: 2 / Pick: 27th overall|
|Selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers|
|Number||25, 15, 20, 35|
|1993||New Jersey Nets|
|1995–1996||Maccabi Tel Aviv|
|1996||Atlantic City Seagulls|
|1996–1997||Le Mans Sarthe Basket|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||7,056 (10.6 ppg)|
|Rebounds||2,312 (3.5 rpg)|
|Assists||952 (1.4 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Listed at 6'7", and playing as a guard-forward, Anderson, after graduating from Chicago's Bowen High School, played college basketball at Fresno State, after first beginning at Santa Barbara City College
Anderson was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers, in the second round of the 1984 NBA draft. Although he played the normal four years in college, and immediately started playing in the league, Anderson arrived there at age 26. He would spend ten seasons (1984–1994) playing with the Cavaliers, Indiana Pacers, Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Nets and Washington Bullets (he split 1993–94 between these two teams, appearing for the Continental Basketball Association's Rochester Renegade in between).
Having had his best years with the Sixers. Playing alongside Charles Barkley, he scored in double figures four of the five seasons he spent in Philadelphia, with a best output of 16.2 in 1988–89. Anderson finished his NBA career with totals of 7,056 points (10.6 average), 2312 rebounds (3.5) and 952 assists (1.4). He played at a top level until the age of 41, successively representing Montpellier Basket (1994–95, 1997–99), Maccabi Tel Aviv (1995–96), Le Mans SB (1996–97) and Angers BC 49 in the French and Israeli professional leagues. He also played with the Atlantic City Seagulls during 1995–96. He was the top scorer in France's Pro A top division in 1995. Injury and a failed knee operation while playing for Maccabi slowed him down subsequently.
Anderson settled, got married and started a family in France. He continued to play semi-professionally with the basketball team of La Séguinière, helping that team win the French third division in 2003 and subsequently playing in the second French division. In 2009, Anderson was inducted into the Fresno County Athletic Hall of Fame. At age 51, he scored 23 points in a game against Tourcoing in league play of France's second division. At age 52, he announced his final retirement on November 16, 2010, with his team sending him off at a last home game on November 27, 2010.
NBA career statisticsEdit
|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|
- "Fresno County Athletic Hall of Fame | Home". Fresno County Athletic Hall of Fame | Home. Retrieved 2017-02-02.
- À 52 ans, Ron Anderson range ses baskets, Ouest-France, November 16, 2010 (in French).
- Staff. "Ron Anderson: Comfortable With His Shot and His Life", The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 27, 1991. Accessed March 17, 2011. "Married soon afterward Ron and Gail now live in Voorhees."