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Ryan Anderson biography

Date of birth : 1988-05-06
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Sacramento, California, USA
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-03-31
Credited as : Basketball player NBA, forward for the Orlando Magic, NBA Draft

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Ryan Anderson is an American professional basketball player for the Orlando Magic. Anderson previously played the power forward position at California.

On April 3, 2008, Anderson declared himself eligible for the 2008 NBA Draft. He did not take an agent, leaving himself the option to return to Cal if he withdrew his name from the draft before June 16. On June 26, 2008 Anderson was drafted #21 overall by the New Jersey Nets in the first round of the NBA Draft.

2009-10 :

Played in 63 games with Orlando, averaging 7.7 ppg. and 3.2 rpg. in 14.5 minpg….Shot .370 (78-211) from three-point range…Started in six outings, averaging 15.0 ppg. and 5.0 rpg. in 25.2 minpg….Also played in nine playoff outings, averaging 2.6 ppg. and 3.4 rpg. in 9.9 minpg....Scored in double figures 22 times, including a season-high 20 points on Nov. 1 @ Toronto and Nov. 4 vs. Phoenix…Had one double-double: 20 points and a season-high 10 rebounds on Nov. 4 vs. Phoenix…Recorded a career-high-tying four steals on Jan. 1 @ Minnesota…Blocked a career-high-tying two shots three times, the last on Apr. 9 vs. New York…Missed four games (Nov. 8-13) due to a sprained right ankle…DNP-CD 15 times.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Appeared in 129 career NBA regular season games with New Jersey and Orlando, averaging 7.6 ppg. and 4.0 rpg. in 17.2 minpg….Shot .368 (147-400) from three-point range…Also played in nine playoff outings, averaging 2.6 ppg. and 3.4 rpg. in 9.9 minpg....2008-09: Played in 66 games during his rookie campaign with New Jersey, averaging 7.4 ppg. and 4.7 rpg. in 19.9 minpg….Shot .365 (69-189) from three-point range and .845 (98-116) from the free throw line…Made 30 starts, averaging 8.7 ppg. and 6.0 rpg. during that span…Ranked 10th among all NBA rookies in three-point FG percentage…Scored in double figures 17 times, including a career-high 21 points on Dec. 15 @ Toronto…Recorded three double-doubles and had 10+ rebounds four times, including a career-best 12 boards on Feb. 7 vs. Denver…Made first NBA start on Jan. 12 vs. Oklahoma City (6 pts., 9 rebs., 2 stls., 27 mins.) and made NBA debut on Oct. 29 @ Washington (5 pts., 3 rebs., 2 asts., 15 mins.)…DNP-CD 16 times.

Selected by New Jersey in the first round (21st overall) of the 2008 NBA Draft…Traded by New Jersey along with Vince Carter in exchange for Rafer Alston, Tony Battie and Courtney Lee (Jun. 25, 2009).


Played two seasons at the University of California, averaging 18.7 ppg. and 9.0 rpg. in 33.0 minpg. in 66 career games…Started every game he played at Cal…Shot .484 (419-866) from the field, .396 (122-308) from three-point range and .841 (276-328) from the free throw line during his collegiate career…Named Second Team All-America by The Sporting News and earned First Team All-Pac-10 honors after his sophomore season (2007-08)…Led the Pac-10 in scoring, averaging 21.1 ppg. (ranked 18th in nation) and ranked third in rebounding, pulling down 9.9 rpg….His 697 points ranks as the second-highest total in Cal history…Became first player in school history to record at least 600 points and 300 rebounds in a single season…As a freshman (2006-07), led the Bears in scoring and rebounding, averaging 16.3 ppg. and 8.2 rpg….Also finished fifth in the conference in both categories, the only player in the Pac-10 to rank in the top five in each area…Was named Honorable Mention All-Pac-10…Set a school freshman record with 269 rebounds…Named MVP of the Great Alaska Shootout.


Full name is Ryan James Anderson...Lists golf as his favorite hobby…From ages of 14-16, would go once a year with church group to help improve impoverished areas of Mexico…Was given the nickname “Rhino” while at Cal…Favorite television show is Family Guy.

Career history:

New Jersey Nets (2008–2009)
Orlando Magic (2009–present)

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