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Willie Lloyd Anderson Jr. (born January 8, 1966) is a retired American professional basketball player.

Willie Anderson
Personal information
Born (1966-01-08) January 8, 1966 (age 53)
Greenville, South Carolina
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High schoolEast Atlanta (Atlanta, Georgia)
CollegeGeorgia (1984–1988)
NBA draft1988 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10th overall
Selected by the San Antonio Spurs
Playing career1988–1999
PositionSmall forward
Number40, 35
Career history
19881995San Antonio Spurs
1995–1996Toronto Raptors
1996New York Knicks
1996Olympiacos
1996–1997Miami Heat
1997–1998AEK Athens
1998–1999Maccabi Tel Aviv
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points6,771 (12.2 ppg)
Rebounds2,082 (3.8 rpg)
Assists2,105 (3.8 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
Anderson wore #40[1] for nearly his entire career, including his seven-season run with the Spurs.

After attending the University of Georgia, he was selected by the San Antonio Spurs with the 10th pick of the 1988 NBA draft. He played for the Spurs until the 1994–95 season when he was selected in the 1995 expansion draft by the Toronto Raptors. He also played for the New York Knicks and the Miami Heat for the next two seasons. Anderson then moved to Greece to play for Olympiacos and later for AEK Athens which he led to the Euroleague 1998 final.

The next season, he signed for Maccabi Tel Aviv from Israel, but was waived at the beginning of the season. After signing, he declared that this would be his last season in professional basketball, and after being waived he did retire.

Anderson is the older brother of former NBA player Shandon Anderson, and father of former University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Lady Mocs player Alex Anderson.[2]

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AwardsEdit

Anderson won a bronze medal in the 1988 Summer Olympics, where he played alongside future NBA players Hersey Hawkins, Stacey Augmon, Dan Majerle, Mitch Richmond, Charles Smith, and future Spurs teammate, David Robinson. Anderson was selected to the 1989 NBA All-Rookie Team.

NBA 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

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1988–89 San Antonio 81 79 33.8 .498 .190 .775 5.1 4.6 1.9 0.8 18.6
1989–90 San Antonio 82 81 34.0 .492 .269 .748 4.5 4.4 1.4 0.7 15.7
1990–91 San Antonio 75 75 34.6 .457 .200 .798 4.7 4.8 1.1 0.8 14.4
1991–92 San Antonio 57 55 33.1 .455 .232 .775 5.3 5.3 0.9 0.9 13.1
1992–93 San Antonio 38 7 14.7 .430 .125 .786 1.5 2.1 0.4 0.2 4.8
1993–94 San Antonio 80 79 31.1 .471 .324 .848 3.0 4.3 0.9 0.6 11.9
1994–95 San Antonio 38 11 14.6 .469 .158 .732 1.4 1.4 0.7 0.3 4.9
1995–96 Toronto 49 42 31.9 .440 .305 .856 3.8 3.0 1.2 1.0 12.4
1995–96 New York 27 2 18.4 .421 .200 .613 2.2 1.8 0.6 0.3 5.0
1996–97 Miami 28 1 10.8 .453 .421 .850 1.5 1.2 0.5 0.1 3.0
Career 555 432 28.8 .471 .266 .786 3.8 3.8 1.1 0.6 12.2

PlayoffsEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1990 San Antonio 10 10 37.5 .518 .400 .806 5.4 5.2 0.9 0.4 20.5
1991 San Antonio 4 4 39.8 .485 .200 .615 4.3 4.8 1.5 0.5 19.0
1993 San Antonio 10 0 21.9 .451 .545 .882 2.3 2.8 0.9 0.2 9.5
1994 San Antonio 4 4 26.5 .378 1.000 .571 2.0 3.0 1.3 0.5 8.3
1995 San Antonio 11 0 8.8 .450 .000 .667 1.1 0.9 0.5 0.0 1.8
1996 New York 4 0 16.0 .318 .167 .857 2.3 0.3 1.0 0.0 5.3
1997 Miami 9 0 13.3 .367 .250 .900 1.9 0.6 0.4 0.2 3.7
Career 52 18 21.9 .464 .333 .785 2.7 2.4 0.8 0.2 9.3

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Willie Anderson Statistics". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved May 2, 2009.
  2. ^ Alex Anderson – Tennessee-Chattanooga

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