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Cedric "C.J." Anderson

  • Player
  • Number: 23
  • Position: G
  • Height: 6' 6“
  • Weight: 207
  • Hometown: Memphis, TN
  • High School: Arlington HS (Memphis, TN)
  • Prep School: none
  • Transfer From: none
  • Birthdate: May 10, 1996

Roster photo 2017-18

At UMass

2017-18 Senior year

  • Played in 30 games and earned the start in 27 contests
  • Led the team in assists (165 total, 5.2 per game), stepping up to fill a need at the point guard position
  • Averaged 35.2 minutes per game and reached career-best averages of 5.0 rebounds and 10.3 points per game
  • Set a season-high with two blocks against UMass Lowell (11/10) in the season-opener and rounded up nine points, five assists and four rebounds to help push the Minutemen to victory
  • Scored a season high 23 points at Quinnipiac (11/29) on 17 field goal attempts while converting on 4-of-7 three-point buckets
  • Set a new career-best mark with 12 assists against Maine (12/22)
  • Suspended for the game at Dayton (1/6) for an undisclosed, non-legal, team issue.1)
  • Spent 49 minutes on the court in the win over Dayton (2/3) putting up 17 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists
  • Earned his first double-double of the season against George Washington (2/14) with 21 points and 11 rebounds
  • Put up 12 points and tied his career-high of 12 assists for a double-double win a win over Duquesne (3/3).

2016-17 Junior year

  • Graduated in May2)
  • NABC Good Works Team nominee
  • Started eight games and appeared in all 33 contests
  • Averaged 22.0 minutes per game with 727 total during the season
  • Put in 4.9 points per game with 2.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists on average
  • Posted a 2.03 assist-to-turnover ratio
  • Also had 30 steals
  • Shot an even 50.0 percent on the season (61-122) and hit 36.0 percent of his 3-point attempts (18-50)
  • Shot 22-of-34 at the foul line (.647)
  • Earned six points, three steals, two rebounds and two assists in the win over UMass Lowell (11/11)
  • Broke out for a career-high 19 points (8-11 FG, 3-4 3FG) to go with three rebounds and as many assists in the victory over Wagner (11/30)
  • Nearly had a double-double with nine points, eight rebounds and five assists against Ride (12/22)
  • Scored 10 points and earned five steals at Georgia State (12/28)
  • Put in 12 points with four assists at VCU (1/7)
  • Had another 12-point game during the win over Saint Joseph's (1/18), in which he added six rebounds and four assists
  • Tallied 11 points and seven boards against George Mason (1/28)
  • Led the squad to its Atlantic 10 Championship First Round win over Saint Joseph's (3/8) with 17 points on 6-for-7 shooting overall (3-4 3FG) and a 2-of-2 showing at the foul line.

2015-16 Sophomore year

  • Started at point guard during 11 of his 32 appearances
  • Recorded 3.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game
  • Shot 37.3 percent overall (38-of-102) and 75.0 percent on free throws (27-for-36)
  • Secured a +1.81 assist-to-turnover ratio (67 assists, 37 turnovers) with 25 steals
  • Made his first appearance on the year and tallied six points with two rebounds during the 85-79 win over Howard (11/14)
  • Ripped down a personal best 12 rebounds, seven more than his previous career high, and dished out six assists over 26 minutes against Central Arkansas (11/19)
  • Notched a career best 12 points with three assists in 27 minutes during the 99-69 win over Boston University
  • Solid off the bench at FGCU (12/13) with nine points, four rebounds and a game-best four assists over 31 minutes played
  • Totaled five points, tied for the team lead with four assists, grabbed three boards and earned one steal vs. George Washington (1/12)… Made his first collegiate start at point guard at Saint Joseph's (1/27)
  • Played a career high 42 minutes through overtime against Fordham (1/30), when he had a near double-double on 11 rebounds, nine points and five assists… Scored all six of his points in overtime to help UMass to its 61-56 OT victory over Rhode Island (2/2)
  • Had seven rebounds, five points, four assists and a block in the 108-99 overtime win at Duquesne (2/14)
  • Swiped a career-high five steals - tied for the most by a Minuteman this year - and posted six points with five boards at Fordham (2/17)
  • Led UMass with nine rebounds, scored four points, earned four steals and dished out three assists in the win over George Mason (2/21)
  • Ended the regular season with an eight-rebound, three-point, two-assist, one-block performance in the win over La Salle (3/5).

2014-15 Freshman year

Roster photo 2014-15

  • Appeared in 29 games, averaging 10.1 minutes per game off the bench
  • Scored 30 points and pulled down 41 rebounds
  • Career-high five points with four rebounds and a steal in six minutes against Florida Gulf Coast (12/7) in the Hall of Fame Holiday Showcase at the MassMutual Center
  • Played a career-high 28 minutes at La Salle (1/7), recording two steals and a personal-best five rebounds
  • Had an assist and three boards in the win at George Mason (1/11)
  • Ended the year scoring four points at George Washington (3/7) and versus La Salle (3/12) in the Atlantic 10 Tournament.
  • UMass announced the signed National Letter of Intent on 11/18/2013.3)
  • Head Coach Derek Kellogg on Berger: “He fits nicely with the type of kids we have and what we are trying to do here. It kind of keeps that Memphis pipeline going for us, from Sampson (Carter) to Demetrius (Dyson) and now CJ.



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Career Highs

Points23 - at Quinnipiac (11/29/2017)
Field Goals9 - twice, last vs George Washington (2/14/2018)
Field Goals Att.21 - at George Mason (2/24/2018)
3-Point FG4 - three times, last vs La Salle (3/7/2018)
3-Point FG Att.7 - twice, last vs La Salle (3/7/2018)
Free Throws7 - vs Holy Cross (12/6/2017)
Free Throw Att.8 - twice, last vs Holy Cross (12/6/2017)
Rebounds12 - vs Central Arkansas (11/19/2015)
Assists12 - last vs Duquesne (3/3/2018)
Blocks2 - vs UMass Lowell (11/10/2017)
Steals5 - twice, last at Georgia State (12/28/2016)
Minutes49 - vs Dayton (2/3/2018)

Additional source -


  • Played at Arlington HS for three seasons and Whitehaven HS for one (Junior)
  • Averaged 22 points, 10 boards and 8 assists as a senior in 2013-14
  • Named to the Class AAA All-Memphis team as a junior after averaging 18 points, six assists and six rebounds while leading Whitehaven to a 24-10 record
  • Played AAU ball for Team Thad reached the finals of the Gulf Coast Hoopfest and the Bill Hensley Memorial Run and Slam


  • Full name is Cedric Paul Anderson
  • Born on May 10, 1996 in Memphis, Tenn.
  • Son of Vicki and Cedric Anderson Sr.
  • Has five siblings: Alexis, Aaron, Andrew, Alex, and Ava
  • His father played basketball at Tennessee Tech
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