Ryan Anderson (basketball)


Ryan Anderson (basketball)

Infobox NBA Player
name = Ryan Anderson


league = NBA
number =
height = height|ft=6|in=10
weight = convert|240|lb|kg st|abbr=on|lk=on
position = Small Forward
birth_date = birth date and age|1988|05|06
birth_place = Sacramento, USA
team = New Jersey Nets
highschool = Oak Ridge High School
college = California
nationality = USA
draft = 21th overall
draft_team = New Jersey Nets
draft_year = 2008
career_start = 2008
former_teams =
awards =
profile = ryan_anderson

Ryan James Anderson (born May 6 1988, in Sacramento, California) is an American Basketball player. He was drafted by the New Jersey Nets with the 21st pick in the 2008 NBA draft. Anderson previously played the power forward position at the University of California, Berkeley.

On April 3, 2008, Anderson declared himself eligible for the 2008 NBA draft. [ [http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/draft2008/news/story?id=3328301 Cal sophomore Anderson will try 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.

College

In college, Anderson emerged as California's best player, and he led the Pacific-10 Conference in scoring in the 2007–2008 season, averaging 21.6 points per game. Although California failed to reach the NCAA men's basketball tournament, they did receive a National Invitational Tournament bid.

High School

Ryan Anderson attended Oak Ridge High School in El dorado Hills, Califronia just 20 miles east of Sacramento, California. In 2005, Anderson helped lead the Trojans to Division II California State Championship, defeating Mater Dei High School.

NBA

Anderson was selected 21st overall in the 2008 NBA Draft by the New Jersey Nets.


=References=

External links

* [http://calbears.cstv.com/sports/m-baskbl/mtt/anderson_ryan00.html University of California player profile at The Official Site of the California Golden Bears]


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