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Anthony N. Anderson

At UMass

2004-05 Senior year

  • Suffered back injury which forced him to miss the five of the final seven games including the Atlantic 10 Tournament.
  • Finished his career on several all-time statistical charts: second in three-pointers made (277), second in three-pointers attempted (705), third in steals (150), fifth in three-point field goal percentage (.390), seventh in assists (367) and tied for 19th in scoring (1,211). (These marks may have since been surpassed.)
  • In 107 career games, had 85 multiple-assist games and was credited with two of fewer turnovers 65 times.
  • Had at least one three-point field goal in 95 of 107 career games.
  • Starting point guard who scored 10.2 points per game – third on the team in scoring and third in rebounding (4.3 rpg).
  • Scored in double-figures 11 times in 20 games including four of seven from Jan. 19-Feb. 12 – averaging 13.3 ppg in that stretch.
  • Ranked third in the A-10 in steals per game (1.94) and is 11th in assists (3.05).
  • His 39.7 percent from three-point range is sixth in the Atlantic 10, as he has made 48 of 121 tries from beyond the arc.
  • Saw 21 minutes of action at Temple (2/26), knocking down two three-pointers as he moved into a tie for 19th in all-time scoring (1,211).
  • Played six emergency minutes vs. Rhode Island (2/23) after early foul trouble on Chris Chadwick, did not score and had one assist.
  • Stood 20th on all-time scoring list with 1,205 – after four points at Fordham (2/12) and scoring eight points at Rhode Island (2/9).
  • Seventh all-time in career assists with 367, passing Al Skinner (320) and Rick Pitino (329) against Miami (12/12) and Charlton Clarke (350) against Saint Joseph's (1/22).
  • Third all-time in career steals with 150, passing passing Mike Williams (145) vs. St. Bonaventure (2/5) and Shannon Crooks and Donald Russell (142) against Richmond (1/29). Also had 12 points, five rebounds and five assists vs. the Spiders.
  • Playing his 100th career game, led UMass in every category vs. Saint Joseph's (1/22) with 16 points, six rebounds and seven assists.
  • Best game of senior season came against Fordham (1/19), scoring season-high 23 points on 9-of-17 from the floor, marking his most shot attempts in a game. Nailed five three-pointers for the 11th time in his career and first this season.
  • Hit 5-of-6 from the floor and 4-of-5 from three-point range at Saint Joseph's (1/12), scoring team-high 14 points.
  • Played a career-high 51 minutes against Xavier (1/8) in 3OT game, scoring 14 points and adding five assists.
  • Returned to action against Boston College (1/2), scoring 10 points, hitting two three-pointers and adding two assists.
  • Finished a three-game suspension for violation of team rules, missing Davidson (12/19), Rider (12/23) and Boston Univ. (12/28).
  • Made four three-pointers, scoring 12 points at Miami (12/12), also had three assists and three steals.
  • Hit on 4-of-8 three-pointers vs. Gonzaga (12/4), scoring 14 points, also handing out four assists, to pass Al Skinner on the all-time list.
  • Netted 17 points on 7-of-12 shooting, along with seven rebounds and four assists vs. Northeastern (12/1). Moved from 34th to 30th in career scoring in that game.
  • Against Yale (11/28), grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds, including nine in the first half – which was his previous high. Also scored six points and had four assists.
  • Opened year with 14-point performance vs. Birmingham-Southern (11/23), also had three assists and five steals and one turnover.

Anderson dishes in the Vermont game, 12/2/03

2003-04 Junior year

  • The starting point guard and team captain for the Minutemen.
  • Received the team's Rick Pitino Assist Award and Jim Laughnane Free Throw Award.
  • Played in all 29 of UMass' games on the season, starting 28 times.
  • Averaged 12.9 points, 4.4 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.5 steals per game.
  • Hit on 82 of 212 (38.7 percent) three-point field goal attempts on the year.
  • Ranked third in the Atlantic 10 Conference in three-point field goals made; sixth in assist-to-turnover ratio; seventh in assists; eighth in three-point field goal percentage; and 10th in steals.
  • Placed sixth on the UMass single season list for average minutes played (38.1 minutes per game), and seventh for three-point field goals made and attempted.
  • Had nine points, five rebounds and four assists at Richmond (3/6), including the 1,000th point of his UMass career.
  • Totaled 17 points and five assists at Temple (3/3), while hitting five of nine three-point attempts.
  • Had 10 points, three rebounds and three steals in the home game with St. Joseph's (2/25).
  • Scored 19 points in home game with Rhode Island (2/18), in addition to totaling eight rebounds, four assists and three steals with no turnovers.
  • Recorded 11 points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals against Dayton (2/8).
  • Totaled 15 points and five rebounds in the win at Rider (2/3).
  • Had 12 points, five assists, five steals and three rebounds in the victory at Rhode Island (1/31).
  • Recorded 14 points, five rebounds and four assists in the home win over Fordham (1/28), while hitting four of six from three-point range.
  • Totaled 12 points, eight rebounds and seven assists in the victory over Temple (1/24).
  • Scored 14 points and handed out two assists at Duquesne (1/18).
  • Had team-highs of 26 points, eight rebounds and three assists at St. Bonaventure (1/14), while hitting nine of 14 field goal attempts and six of nine from three-point range.
  • Recorded 20 points, three rebounds and three steals against La Salle (1/7).
  • Totaled 15 points, seven assists, five rebounds and two steals against Tennessee (1/3).
  • Had 15 points and four rebounds at Connecticut (12/30).
  • Tied his career high with nine assists against Albany (12/28), while also scoring six points.
  • Scored 17 points and handed out six assists against Marshall (12/20).
  • Recorded nine points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals vs. Central Connecticut State (12/9).
  • Totaled 20 points, nine rebounds, four assists and three steals at Boston College (12/6), while playing all 45 minutes.
  • Had a career-high 29 points in the victory over Vermont (12/2), hitting nine of 13 shots from the floor, including seven of nine from three-point range.
  • His seven three-pointers were the most by a UMass player since Monty Mack hit eight against St. Bonaventure on Mar. 8, 2001, and tied for the seventh-most in school history.
  • Named Atlantic 10 Conference Player of the Week and Dinn Brothers UMass Athlete of the Week following his performances against Boston College and Vermont.
  • Scored 12 points and pulled down three rebounds against Hartford (11/24).
  • Recorded a team-high 21 points, six assists and five rebounds against St. Francis (N.Y.) (11/18), while hitting six of 10 shots from the floor, three of five from three-point range and six of six at the free throw line.
  • Named preseason third team All-Atlantic 10 Conference.

Anderson in the Temple game, 2/8/03

2002-03 Sophomore year

  • Played in all 29 of UMass' games, starting 28 times.
  • Led the team in minutes played (1,047), three-point goals made (74), attempted (189) and percentage (.392), free throw shooting (.757), defensive rebounds (113), assists (107) and steals (38), while ranking second in scoring (11.8 ppg) and rebounding (4.3 rpg).
  • Had 15 double-figure scoring games to his credit, including five 20-point or better performances.
  • His 74 made three-point goals rank as the eighth-best single-season total in school history, while his 189 attempts stand as the program's seventh-best one-year mark. (Marks may have since been surpassed.)
  • His 107 assists on the year made him the first Minuteman since Charlton Clarke in 1997-98 and 1998-99 to record consecutive 100-assist campaigns.
  • Made at least one three-point goal in the final 24 games of the season, and 27 of 29 games overall.
  • Ranked ninth in the Atlantic 10 in three-point field goal percentage (.392) and and 10th in assists (3.7 apg).
  • In league games only, stood sixth in the Atlantic 10 in assists (4.4 apg), seventh in three-point field goal percentage (.404), 15th in steals (1.3 spg) and 19th in scoring (12.4 ppg).
  • Named Atlantic 10 Player of the Week following his career-high 25-point, nine-rebound, 40-minute performance against No. 24 North Carolina State (1/2), going five for 10 from the field, four of five from three-point range and 11 of 13 at the line.
  • Netted a team-high 18 points, to go with five rebounds, four steals and two assists in 39 minutes against St. Joseph's (3/8), going five for eight from the field, three of six from three-point range and five of nine from the line.
  • Pumped in a career-high-tying 25 points, to go with eight assists, four rebounds and a steal in 39 minutes vs. Duquesne (2/23).
  • Ended the Duquesne game by hitting his last 10 attempts as he netted 22 second-half points, setting a new Mullins Center record for points in a half.
  • Went six of 13 from beyond the arc vs. Temple (2/8) in Amherst, matching his career-highs for both made and attempted treys.
  • Grabbed six or more rebounds eight times, including a career- and team-best nine boards against both North Carolina State (1/2) and Marshall (12/28).
  • Handed out at least one assist in 28 of 29 games, three or more 20 times and a career-high of nine against Chaminade (11/27).

Anderson plays at Boston College, 12/8/01, photo

2001-02 Freshman year

  • Played in all of UM's 29 games, started 26.
  • UM's second-leading scorer both overall (10.0 ppg) and in A-10 play (11.1 ppg).
  • Earned 2002 Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year and All-Rookie team recognition.
  • Only the fourth UMass player to win either the A-10's top Rookie, Freshman or Newcomer of the Year honor, following in the footsteps of Marcus Camby (1994), Jim McCoy (1989) and Edwin Green (1981).
  • Earned a league-high four Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week citations.
  • Tallied a then-season/career-high 20 points against Dayton (1/29).
  • Led the team in scoring in six games.
  • Had team-high 19 points in 80-78 setback at No. 13 Boston College (12/8), including nine points (on three treys) in game's final 15.1 seconds that nearly gave the Minutemen a dramatic come-from-behind victory.
  • Also paced the UMass scoring attack against George Washington in the A-10 Tournament (16), Fordham in Amherst (16), and in road games at Temple (15), Rhode Island (17) and Richmond (15).
  • Produced 17 double-digit scoring games on the year, including 12 in his last 17 starts when he averaged 11.9 points.
  • Led the Minutemen in three-point goals made (71), attempted (183) and percentage (.388), ranked second in assists (100), minutes played (985), steals (31) and scoring (10.0 ppg).
  • His 71 three-point goals ranked as the ninth-best single-season total in school history, while his 183 attempts stood as UMass' eighth-highest one-year mark. (Marks may have since been surpassed.)
  • Drained at least one three-pointer in 23 of 29 games, two or more treys 18 times, with a high of six (in seven attempts) against Dayton in Amherst (1/29), and five on five other occasions.
  • Made at least one three-pointer in 16 of his last 18 appearances, a stretch that included a career-long streak of 10-straight games (Jan. 9-Feb. 9) with at least one made trey.
  • Ranked fifth in the A-10 in both three-point goals made per game (2.45 mpg) and three-point percentage (.388), eighth in assist / turnover ratio (1.59:1) and 13th in assists (3.45 apg).
  • In A-10 games only statistics, he was second in three-point goals made per game (3.06), fifth in three-point percentage (.419), 10th in assist / turnover ratio (1.36:1) and 15th in assists (3.31 apg).
  • Dished out at least three assists in 20 of 29 games with a high of seven against both Holy Cross (12/4) and La Salle (2/9).
  • Snagged five or more rebounds eight times, including a career-high seven boards against both North Carolina State (12/1) and Connecticut (12/11).
  • UMass was 8-9 on the year when he scored in double figures, 7-1 when he grabbed five or more rebounds and 5-3 when he collected five or more assists.
  • Led the team in steals 11 times, assists on 10 occasions, rebounds once and blocks once.
  • Played 30 or more minutes 22 times, including 10 such stints in his last 11 appearances, and a high of 42 minutes in UMass' A-10 Tournament quarterfinal game against Xavier (3/7).
  • Received the team's Mark Donoghue Most Productive Player Award.
  • On UMass' four-game 2001 exhibition tour of Greece, he was the team's third-leading scorer at 9.0 ppg. Also averaged 3.5 assists and 3.0 rebounds per game on the trip, while shooting 48.3 percent from the field and 45.5 percent from three-point range.


With UMass as a student, but did not play in the season under NCAA academic guidelines. Earned the year of eligibility back thanks to his hard work in the classroom.



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Career highs

Points29 - vs Vermont (12/2/03)
Field Goals10 - vs Duquesne (2/23/03)
Field Goals Att.17 - vs Fordham (1/19/05)
3-Point FG6 - three times, last at St. Bonaventure (1/14/04)
3-Point FG Att.13 - twice, last vs Temple (2/8/03)
Free Throws11 - vs NC State (1/2/03)
Free Throw Att.13 - vs NC State (1/2/03)
Rebounds13 - vs Yale (11/28/04)
Assists9 - twice, last vs Saint Joseph's (2/25/04)
Blocks2 - vs Saint Joseph's (2/25/04)
Steals5 - twice, last vs Birmingham-Southern (11/23/04)
Minutes51 - vs Xavier (1/8/05)


NBL Canada: Saint John Mill Rats (2013-16), St. John Riptide (2016-17), and Moncton Magic (2017-18)
2022: The NBLC named Anderson to their #1 spot on the league's 10th Anniversary All-Time Team. “Anderson is a guy who posted records that may never be touched in this league – ever,” said Audley Stephenson, NBLC VP of Basketball Operations.1)2)
As of 2022, Anderson held the league's all-time top spot for points (4,748), field goals (1,591), and free throws (1,072). He is second in both three-pointers (493) and assists (1,396), and third in steals (347).3)
MVP of the league in 2014.4)

Venezuela, 2010
Reportedly signed to play with the Trotamundos de Carabobo club, in the LPB league.

Manchester Millrats, Premier Basketball League, 2010
Played in 7 games in January 2010, averaged 23.4 points, and 60% shooting from the field. (Stats from PBL)

Poland, 2009
Played with the ISS Sportino Inowroclaw club in Fall 2009.
Over 10 games, he averaged 10.9 points, 42% field goal shooting, and 47% shooting from 3 Also averaged 3.4 assists per game. (Stats from

Cypress, 2008-09
Played with the B.M.C. AEK Larnacas club.
Over 11 games, he averaged 17.9 points, 68% field goal shooting, and 42% shooting from 3 Also averaged 4.5 assists per game. (Stats from

Manchester Millrats, ABA, 2007-08
The Millrats' Wikipedia page lists Anderson as the ABA Most Valuable Player for the 2007-08 season.


  • As a high school senior, averaged 24 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds for coach Ronald Bennett at Lynn (Mass.) English High School.
  • Led team to a 19-5 record in 1999-2000.
  • Earned MVP honors of the Northeastern Conference as both a junior and senior.
  • Named to the 2000 Boston Globe All-Scholastic team.
  • Ranked as one of the nation's top guard prospects as a senior.


  • Son of Crystal Anderson.
  • Was Pursuing a Bachelor's Degree with an Independent Concentration.
  • Younger brother Antonio played for former UMass coach John Calipari at Memphis (2005-09).
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