Player Profiles: C.J. Anderson

Memphis, TN (Arlington High School)
207 lbs

2016-2017 Overview:

Key Stats:

22.0 MPG     4.9 PPG     2.2 APG     2.7RBG     .9 SPG     0.0 BPG      50.0% FG     36.0% 3PFG  64.7% FT

Anderson appeared in all 33 Games in his junior campaign. He made 8 starts and contributed important minutes in a sixth man role throughout the season. In the 2016-2017 season, C.J served as a do-it-all glue guy on both ends of the floor, but with the departures of guards Zach Lewis (Iona) and Dejean Jarreau (Houston), he will be counted on to up his scoring (4.9 PPG). There should be great optimism as he showed flashes of his scoring ability in quality performances against Wagner (Career high-19 points) and St. Joe’s in the first round of the Atlantic 10 Tournament when he dropped 17 points and was nearly perfect from the floor. Overall, Anderson finished first on the team in 3 point fg percentage (36%) and third in assists (2.3)

Junior Highlights (2016-2017):

2017-2018 Outlook:

In his Senior season, Anderson is the  obvious choice to start at Small-Forward for the Minuteman and will bring much-needed veteran leadership and experience. Expect all of his numbers to take a huge boost in this role and for him to emerge as one of the most improved players on the team. UMass has little depth at the wing position after losing former All-Conference player Donte Clark (Coastal Carolina), so Anderson will have big shoes to fill. Additionally, he will be depended on to run point guard and bring the ball up occasionally. Last year, Anderson Led the Minutemen in 3 point field goal percentage but only attempted fifty on the season, fifth most on the team. Look for him to incorporate this more into his game in his final year at UMass.

Role/Attributes: Starting SF, All around player, Senior Leader

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