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Anderson, Derek

(born: 1974) 

Born in Louisville, KY, Anderson, a 6'6" guard who played high school basketball at Doss High School in that city, averaged 24.7 points his senior year. He played college ball first at Ohio State, from 1992 to 1994, scoring 15.5 points per game. He then transferred to the University of Kentucky (UK) in 1994, sitting out one year before seeing playing time during the 1995-1996 season with the team that won the 1996 NCAA Championship. He was drafted in 1997 by the Cleveland Cavaliers, chosen as the 13th pick in the first round. Over the years he played for a number of NBA teams and retired at the end of the 2007-08 season. Derek Anderson played in more than 500 NBA games; he had a career high 35 points in a 2000 game and scored 1,269 points in the 2000-01 season for the San Antonio Spurs. For more see Derek Anderson at and articles in local newspapers and sports publications such as Sports Illustrated.

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