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  • No. 50
  • Position: Center
  • Height: 69 | Weight: 245
  • Years Pro: 1
  • Birthdate: 8/9/82 (Montreal, Canada)
  • High School: Dawson Prep (Montreal, Canada)
  • CAREER TRANSACTIONS:

    Not drafted by the NBA out of college in 2007 signed by the HEAT as a free agent on July 3, 2007.

    2007-08 SEASON:

    Appeared in 24 games (one start) for the HEAT and averaged 3.5 points (.467 FG%, .592 FT%), 3.9 rebounds, 1.29 blocks, 0.1 assists and 20.8 minutesmissed a total of six games due to injury, was a DNP-CD on 19 occasions, missed five games while on assignment to the Iowa Energy of the NBA D-League (Feb. 28-Mar. 7) and was a healthy scratch on the inactive list on 28 occasionsmissed three games with a right quad strain (Jan. 24, Jan. 29 and Feb. 12) and three games (Feb. 4-7) with the fluranked fourth among all rookies in the NBA in blocks per gameled the HEAT in blocks on 10 occasions, in rebounds five times and in steals twicewas Miamis top scorer off the bench twice and also led the HEAT reserves in blocks 12 times, in rebounds, steals and minutes on seven occasions each and in assists oncescored in double figures twice and grabbed double-figure rebounds on two occasionstied the HEAT rookie record for blocks in a game with a career-high six at Indiana on Mar. 31 and also recorded a career-high three steals in that contesthis six blocks at Indiana on Mar. 31 set a Miami franchise record for most blocks in a game for a HEAT non-starterhis longest streak of consecutive free throws made was 12 and occurred from Mar. 24-31recorded career highs in defensive (10) and total (12) rebounds against New Orleans on Apr. 2recorded career highs in field goals made (5) and attempted (7) and in minutes (38:48) against Orlando on Mar. 14recorded career highs in free throws made (7) and attempted (8) versus Milwaukee on Mar. 24drew three chargeshad seven multi-block games and one multi-steal gamehad six dunksmade his first career start against Washington on Mar. 21 and tallied eight points and three rebounds in 25:54 minutesmade his NBA debut versus Charlotte on Nov. 27 and was scoreless with one rebound in 4:53 minutesstarted all three games for the Iowa Energy of the NBA D-League while on assignment from Feb. 28-Mar. 7 and averaged 8.0 points, 6.7 rebounds, 4.00 blocks and 24.3 minutesscored in double figures once and recorded at least three blocks in all three gamesNBA Season Highs: 11 points (vs. Milwaukee, Mar. 24), 12 rebounds (vs. New Orleans, Apr. 2), six blocks (at Indiana, Mar. 31), three steals (at Indiana, Mar. 31), one assist (three times) and 38:48 minutes (vs. Orlando, Mar. 14).

    COLLEGE:

    Played two seasons at UNLV after beginning his collegiate career at Pensacola Junior College (Pensacola, FL)in 68 games at UNLV he averaged 3.7 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.31 blocks and 0.3 assists while shooting 57.3 percent from the field and 56.1 percent from the foul linefinished second in UNLV history with 157 career blocksshot at least 50 percent from the floor in each of his seasons with the Runnin Rebelswas named the 2007 UNLV Sportsman of the Yearstarted six of the 37 games in which he appeared as a senior during the 2006-07 season and averaged 5.2 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.95 blocks while shooting 59.7 percent from the floor and 60.4 percent from the foul linewas named the 2006-07 Mountain West Conference Defensive Player of the Yearled the MWC and ranked 11th in the country in blocks per gameset the MWC record for blocks in a game with 13 against TCU on Feb. 6, 2007his 109 blocks as a senior rank second on the UNLV single-season listaveraged a league-leading 3.63 blocks in conference gamesearned MWC Co-Player of the Week honors in Februarydespite sitting out the 2005-06 season as a redshirt, he received the teams Most Inspirational Player Award as voted on by his teammatesstarted three of the 31 games in which he appeared as a junior for the Runnin Rebels in 2004-05 and averaged 1.9 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.55 blocks while shooting 50 percent from the floor and 48.3 percent from the foul lineled UNLV in blocked shots (48)finished fourth in the MWC in blocked shotsearned First Team All-Conference honors at Pensacola Junior College in 2003-04 after averaging 9.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.5 blocks.

    PERSONAL:

    Full name is Joel Vincent Anthonyfirst name is pronounced Jo-elleis the son of Erene Anthonynickname is Big Jhas one sister (Sherlette Pryce)lists his mother as the person that made a difference in his life because she has been an inspiration to himgraduated from UNLV in December 2006 with a degree in university studies with a concentration in sociology and physical educationwhen his playing career is over he would like to work with kids and give back to the communityparticipated in the HEATs 7th Annual April Pools Day on Apr. 10, 2008 which launched a summer long Learn to Swim community swim safety campaign where he got in the pool and helped give children from the HEAT Academys Riverside Elementary School a special swimming lessonwas a member of the Canadian Senior National Team in the summer of 2008 and averaged 8.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 1.00 blocks and 24.3 minutes in the three-game FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Athenswas selected to join the Canadian Senior National Team in the summer of 2006 and participated with the team in tours in Italy, Germany and Sloveniain his free time he enjoys readingchose his laptop as his most prized possessionhis favorite sports other than basketball include soccer and footballchose Family Guy and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air as his favorite TV shows and Any Given Sunday and Saw as his favorite moviesenjoys reggae, hip-hop and R&B musicpicked Antigua as the best place he has visitedhis favorite types of foods include Chinese, Italian and Caribbeansays something he cooks well is rice and peas with baked chickenchose Fogo Chows, a Brazilian eatery, as his favorite restauranthis favorite pre-game meal is pasta and chickenhis pre-game rituals include taking a nap, a shower and listening to musichas no tattooswears size 17 sneakers.