Willie Anderson (basketball) : biography
Anderson wore #40 for nearly his entire career, including his seven-season run with the Spurs.
Willie Lloyd Anderson, Jr. (born January 8, 1967) is a retired American professional basketball player.
After attending the University of Georgia, he was selected by the San Antonio Spurs with the 10th pick of the 1988 NBA Draft. He played for the Spurs until the 1994–95 season when he was selected in the 1995 expansion draft by the Toronto Raptors. He also played for the New York Knicks and the Miami Heat for the next two seasons. Anderson then moved to Greece to play for Olympiacos and later for AEK Athens which he led to the Euroleague 1998 final.
The next season he signed for Maccabi Tel Aviv from Israel, but was waived at the beginning of the season. After signing and before the season began he declared that this would be his last season in professional basketball, and after being waived he did retire. Anderson is the older brother of former Miami Heat player and current free agent Shandon Anderson, and father of University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Lady Mocs player Alex Anderson.
Anderson won a bronze medal in the 1988 Summer Olympics, where he played alongside future NBA players Hersey Hawkins, Stacey Augmon, Dan Majerle, Mitch Richmond, Charles Smith, and future Spurs teammate, David Robinson. Anderson was selected to the 1989 NBA All-Rookie Team.
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