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Full Name: Richard John Anderson
Height/Weight: 6-9 (2.06 m)/ 225 (102.1 kg)
Birthdate: August 10, 1979 (Long Beach, Calif.)
High School: Long Beach Polytechnic (Long Beach, Calif.)
College: Arizona

Three-point field goals: 1998-99, 8-for-28 (.268); 1999-00, 13-for-47 (.277); 2001-02, 35-for-83 (.422); 2002-03, 28-for-75 (.373). Totals: 84-for-2233 (.361).

Career Highlights: Named Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 Conference as a fifth-year senior. In a program decision that paid dividends, took a redshirt during 2000-01 to work on his game and add weight and strength. At 2003 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, averaged 12.7 points, 7.0 rebounds and shot 65.2% from the field.

Senior (2002-03): Averaged 10.7 points (4th on team) and 6.7 rebounds (2nd) in 25.4 minutes per game. Ranked sixth in the Pac-10 in field goal percentage. Was second on team with 24 blocked shots. Collected his 10th career double-double with a career-high 23 points and 11 rebounds vs. UCLA. Posted 17 points and 11 rebounds vs. Gonzaga in NCAA Tournament. Tallied 19 points and season-high 12 rebounds at Arizona State.

Junior (2001-02): Ranked ninth in the Pac-10 in rebounds (7.2 rpg), seventh in three-point field goal percentage (.422) and fourth in offensive rebounds per game (2.91). Collected 10 or more rebounds eight times. Scored a season-high 19 points, including three treys, to go with nine boards in the NCAA Tournament opener vs. Cal-Santa Barbara. Nabbed career-high 14 rebounds in Pac-10 Tournament vs. Arizona State.

Redshirt (2000-01): Teammates voted him teamís Most Improved Player during redshirt season.

Sophomore (1999-00): Was a key frontcourt reserve, averaging 13.6 minutes. Scored 12 points vs. Wisconsin in NCAA Tournament. Tallied 16 points and seven rebounds vs. BYU. Made two starts at the shooting guard position.

Freshman (1998-99): Started five games at the two-guard position. Scored a season-high 14 points vs. Oregon State.

Strengths: He is a late bloomer who has an excellent feel for the game and a nice perimeter shooting touch. Became much more effective as he gained weight and strength in final two seasons at Arizona.

Personal: Father, Gary, played for Arizona head coach Lute Olson at Long Beach City College. Father spent time coaching basketball at Long Beach City College as well. Uncle, Ed, played baseball at Arizona.