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Ryan Anderson
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Anderson with the New Jersey Nets
Orlando Magic  – No. 33
Power Forward
Born May 6, 1988 (1988-05-06) (age 21)
Sacramento, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 240 lb (110 kg; 17 st)
League NBA
Salary $1,317,120[1]
High school Oak Ridge High School
El Dorado Hills, California
College California
Draft 21st overall, 2008
New Jersey Nets
Pro career 2008–present
Former teams New Jersey Nets (2008-2009)
Profile Info Page

Ryan James Anderson (born May 6, 1988, in Sacramento, California) 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.[2] 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.


High school

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


In college, Anderson emerged as the University of California's best player, and he led the Pacific-10 Conference in scoring in the 2007–2008 season, averaging 21.6 points per game (more than fellow Pac-10 first rounders O.J. Mayo, Kevin Love, Brook Lopez and Robin Lopez). Although California failed to reach the NCAA men's basketball tournament, they did receive a National Invitational Tournament bid.


Anderson was selected 21st overall in the 2008 NBA Draft by the New Jersey Nets. He made his debut on October 29, 2008, during the Nets 95–85 win against the Washington Wizards. Towards the beginning of March he managed to earn the starting power forward spot.

On June 25, 2009, he was traded to the Orlando Magic along with Vince Carter in exchange for Rafer Alston, Tony Battie and Courtney Lee.[3] On October 27, 2009, the Orlando Magic picked up Anderson's contract option for the 2010-11 season. [2] Anderson began the 2009-10 NBA season as the starting Power Forward for the Magic, replacing a suspended Rashard Lewis.

Off the court

Ryan Anderson has become very good friends with former Nets teammate Brook Lopez and together during the 2008-09 regular season they starred in bi-weekly webisodes titled "The Brook & Ryan Show". Their adventures included trick or treating on Halloween and cosplaying at a comic convention.

NBA career statistics

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

2008–09 New Jersey 66 30 19.9 .393 .365 .845 4.7 .8 .7 .3 7.4
Career 66 30 19.9 .393 .365 .845 4.7 .8 .7 .3 7.4


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