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Prospect Profile:
Alan Anderson

Full Name: Alan Jeffery Anderson
Position: Guard/Forward
Height/Weight: 6-6 / 220
Birthdate: October 16, 1982 (Minneapolis)
High School: DeLaSalle HS (Minneapolis)
College: Michigan State
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Michigan State
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2001-02 31 23 67 149 .450 67 87 .770 2 5 .400 130 51 18 3 203 6.50
2002-03 32 28 90 179 .503 128 152 .842 4 13 .308 117 104 22 8 312 9.80
2003-04 30 26 78 167 .467 70 87 .805 17 48 .354 93 96 29 5 243 8.10
2004-05 33 33 149 268 .556 114 130 .877 25 65 .385 184 56 32 7 437 13.2
Totals 126 110 384 763 .503 379 456 .831 48 131 .366 524 307 101 23 1195 9.50

Career Highlights: Ranks third all-time at MSU for career free throw percentage (.831), fifth in free throws made (379), ninth in games started (110) and 22nd in points (1,195).

Senior (2004-05): Named to the All-Big Ten Second Team (media) and Third Team (coaches). Led the Big Ten in free throw percentage (.877), the fifth best single-season total in MSU history. Scored in double figures a team-best 28 times. Posted 13 points and nine boards vs. Kentucky in NCAA Tournament Elite Eight, nailing four consecutive free throws in final 12 seconds of double OT to secure Spartansí trip to the Final Four. Scored a career-high 28 points vs. Wisconsin (2/24), hitting all 10 field goal attempts and all seven free throw attempts.

Junior (2003-04): Served as tri-captain during junior season. Ranked fifth in the Big Ten in free-throw percentage (.805). Recorded four five-assist games on the season. Finished the season with 10 points, four rebounds and three assists vs. Nevada in NCAA Tournament.

Sophomore (2002-03): Honorable mention All-Big Ten honoree (media). Finished season as MSUís second leading scorer (9.8 ppg) and second in assists (104). Co-recipient of MSUís Team MVP award. Led the Spartans in free throws made (128), free throws attempted (152) and free throw percentage (.842). Ranked fifth in the Big Ten in free throw percentage (.842), 11th in assists (3.3 apg) and eighth in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.3). Scored in double figures in 17 games. Shot a perfect 14-of-14 from the free throw line vs. Ohio State (1/9) to tie for fourth-best mark in MSU history.

Freshman (2001-02): Co-recipient of MSUís Best Defensive Player Award. Finished third on the squad in assists (51), fifth in steals (18), third in total rebounds (130) and fourth in rebound average (4.2 rpg). Tied for fifth on the MSU freshmen chart wit 87 free throw attempts.

Strengths: Played both backcourt sports and small forward for the Spartans during his career. Excellent mid-range shooter, who has good strength and athleticism.

Personal: Son of Dorisene Anderson and Jeffrey Harris. Participated in the 2000 USA Basketball Youth Development Festival, helping the North squad capture the Gold Medal. Led DeLaSalle to a state championship as a junior playing wide receiver. Majored in family community services.