Eric Anderson (basketball)

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Eric Anderson
Personal information
Born (1970-05-26) May 26, 1970 (age 47)
Chicago, Illinois
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school St. Francis de Sales
(Chicago, Illinois)
College Indiana (1988–1992)
NBA draft 1992 / Undrafted
Playing career 1992–1998
Position Forward
Career history
19921994 New York Knicks
1994–1995 Andorra
1995–1996 Fort Wayne Fury
1996 Cagiva Varese
1996 Galatasaray
1996–1997 Faber Fabriano
1997–1998 Fort Wayne Fury
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Eric Walfred Anderson (born May 26, 1970) is a retired American basketball player.[1] He attended St. Francis DeSales High School on Chicago's far southeast side and was named 1988's Mr. Basketball for the state of Illinois.

Anderson was named Most Outstanding Player of 1992 NCAA Tournament's West Regional after helping lead Indiana University to the Final Four. He completed his college career with 1,715 points and 825 rebounds.[2][3]

After his college career, the 6' 9" forward, who was not selected in the 1992 National Basketball Association Draft, signed with the New York Knicks for the 1992–93 NBA season, in which he played 16 games. He also played 11 games of the following season before being waived. He holds NBA career averages of 1.6 points and 1.1 rebounds per game, and was an all-time 2-for-2 from the three-point line.

During his tenure with the Knicks, Anderson, who spent most of the time on the bench, was cheered for wildly by New York fans when inserted in the final minutes of a 114–79 blowout against the Boston Celtics.[4]

In January 1994, while a member of the Knicks, Anderson and Harold Ellis of the Los Angeles Clippers got involved in a seemingly bizarre shoving match at Madison Square Garden. As the two players ran downcourt, Ellis threw a forearm for no apparent reason into Anderson's face. They exchanged shoves, and were both given technical fouls. Anderson later said of Ellis: "He was going crazy," and "I've never been involved in anything like that. I just got in the game. I'm a good guy. I have no idea why it happened."[5]

Notes

  1. ^ Not the same Eric Anderson who was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the 7th pick of the tenth round of the 1975 NBA Draft.
  2. ^ http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/ind/sports/m-baskbl/auto_pdf/2011-12/misc_non_event/2011-12MBBRecordBook.pdf
  3. ^ http://www.heraldtimesonline.com/hoosiershq/historia/cuw/?sid=167
  4. ^ PRO BASKETBALL; Knicks Roll But Celtics Get Lost In Confusion
  5. ^ BASKETBALL; Knicks Look Half-Hearted In Victory

External links

  • Eric Anderson NBA stats @ basketballreference.com
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Marcus Liberty
Illinois Mr. Basketball Award Winner
1988
Succeeded by
Deon Thomas
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