Derek Anderson NBA Speaker Profile
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Derek Anderson NBA Biography
Derek Lamont Anderson was born July 18, 1974 and is an American former professional basketball player.Anderson is a graduate of Doss High School and was a Kentucky All-Star. Anderson played college basketball at the Ohio State University and the University of Kentucky. In 1996, Anderson helped the University of Kentucky win the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship as part of a team that featured nine future NBA players under their coach Rick Pitino. Anderson went on to graduate from the University of Kentucky in 1997 with a degree in pharmacy.
He was first selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers as the 13th overall pick to the 1997 NBA Draft, despite missing much of his second senior season at Kentucky due to a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). He played for Cleveland from 1997–1999. On Aug. 4, 1999 he was traded by the Cleveland Cavaliers along with Johnny Newman to the L.A. Clippers for Lamond Murray. Anderson was ranked 7th in the NBA in free throw percentage (.877) in 1999–2000.
Anderson's NBA career has been plagued by injuries. In the 2004–2005 season he only played in 8 of the final 42 games for the Portland Trail Blazers, and missed similar numbers of games in prior seasons. On August 3, 2005, he was the first player in the league waived using the so-called "luxury tax amnesty clause" of the 2005 NBA collective bargaining agreement. He would sign with the Houston Rockets as a free agent before being traded to the Miami Heat in exchange for Gerald Fitch.
Anderson was waived by Heat on September 12, 2006, prior to the beginning of the 2006–07 season. Several weeks later, on November 28, he signed with the Charlotte Bobcats.
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Posted on 17 August 2015 | 8:00 pm
Former NBA player Derek Anderson stopped by the University of Alabama this August to talk to the football players during one of their practices. Anderson shared some of his personal life’s stories with the young athletes and conveyed to them that as long as hard work gets put in, you can always be successful. He also emphasized that everyone needs guidance and support and it is up to...[Read More]
Posted on 17 August 2015 | 7:53 pm
Former NBA Player Derek Anderson will be delivering a motivational speech in Belize on August 10th, 2013. The first event will take place today at the Jaguar Auditorium of the University of Belize from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Anderson will also pay an inspirational visit to the National Youth Cadet Service Corps and the Princess Royal Youth Hostel with a motivational presentation taking...[Read More]
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