Ron Anderson (basketball, born 1958)

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Ron Anderson
Personal information
Born (1958-10-15) October 15, 1958 (age 61)
Chicago, Illinois
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High schoolBowen (Chicago, Illinois)
College
NBA draft1984 / Round: 2 / Pick: 27th overall
Selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers
Playing career1984–1999
PositionSmall forward
Number25, 15, 20, 35
Career history
1984-1985Cleveland Cavaliers
19851988Indiana Pacers
19881993Philadelphia 76ers
1993New Jersey Nets
1993–1994Rochester Renegade
1994Washington Bullets
1994–1995Montpellier Basket
1995–1996Maccabi Tel Aviv
1996Atlantic City Seagulls
1996–1997Le Mans Sarthe Basket
1997–1999Montpellier Basket
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points7,056 (10.6 ppg)
Rebounds2,312 (3.5 rpg)
Assists952 (1.4 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

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.

College career[edit]

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

Professional career[edit]

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 (19841994) 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.[1] 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.[2]

Anderson has been a resident of Voorhees Township, New Jersey.[3]

NBA career statistics[edit]

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 season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1984–85 Cleveland 36 7 14.4 .431 .500 .820 2.4 0.9 0.3 0.2 5.8
1985–86 Cleveland 17 3 12.2 .500 .000 .750 1.5 0.5 0.1 0.0 5.1
1985–86 Indiana 60 27 24.5 .493 .250 .658 4.1 2.3 0.9 0.1 10.4
1986–87 Indiana 63 0 11.4 .473 .000 .787 2.4 0.9 0.5 0.0 5.8
1987–88 Indiana 74 1 14.8 .498 .000 .766 2.9 1.1 0.6 0.1 7.3
1988–89 Philadelphia 82 12 31.9 .491 .182 .856 5.0 1.7 0.9 0.3 16.2
1989–90 Philadelphia 78 3 26.8 .451 .143 .838 3.8 1.8 0.9 0.2 11.9
1990–91 Philadelphia 82 13 28.5 .485 .209 .833 4.5 1.4 0.8 0.2 14.6
1991–92 Philadelphia 82 11 29.7 .465 .331 .877 3.4 1.6 1.0 0.1 13.7
1992–93 Philadelphia 69 0 18.3 .414 .325 .809 2.7 1.3 0.4 0.1 8.1
1993–94 New Jersey 11 2 16.0 .349 .333 .833 2.4 0.5 0.5 0.2 4.0
1993–94 Washington 10 0 18.0 .465 .214 .818 2.7 1.1 0.3 0.1 5.2
Career 664 79 22.8 .471 .287 .814 3.5 1.4 0.7 0.1 10.6

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1985 Cleveland 2 0 4.5 .000 1.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1987 Indiana 4 0 6.0 .500 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0
1989 Philadelphia 3 0 36.3 .569 .000 .800 5.3 4.3 0.3 0.7 20.7
1990 Philadelphia 10 0 25.6 .430 .600 .967 3.7 1.4 0.4 0.0 11.2
1991 Philadelphia 8 0 27.9 .398 .200 .895 2.6 2.4 0.8 0.0 11.0
Career 27 0 23.0 .444 .364 .926 3.0 1.7 0.4 0.1 9.9

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fresno County Athletic Hall of Fame | Home". Fresno County Athletic Hall of Fame | Home. Retrieved 2017-02-02.
  2. ^ À 52 ans, Ron Anderson range ses baskets, Ouest-France, November 16, 2010 (in French).
  3. ^ 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."

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