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Mitchell Keith (J. J.) Anderson (born September 25, 1960, in Springfield, Illinois) is a retired American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). His position was power forward. He stood at 6'10" and weighed 235 lbs. He currently lives in Bristol, WI.


Early career

Before his NBA career he attended Metro High School in Chicago and college at Bradley University from 1978-82. He is one of seven Bradley Braves players to have his jersey number (#11) retired.[1]


Anderson was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2nd round (36th overall) of the 1982 NBA Draft. He played for Utah Jazz from 1982 to 1985.

European career

Anderson spent 11 years in Europe. He played one season in Spain (CAI Zaragoza) and Greece. In 1993 he won the European Cup, playing for Aris BC. He also played part of a season in Germany, and eight seasons in Italy, most of them in Florence, becoming a star for all the city.


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