J. J. Anderson
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Anderson with Nuova Pallacanestro Firenze in 1985
Personal information
Born (1960-09-23) September 23, 1960 (age 61)
Chicago, Illinois
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High schoolMetro (Chicago, Illinois)
CollegeBradley (1978–1982)
NBA draft1982 / Round: 2 / Pick: 36th overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Playing career1982–1999
PositionSmall forward
Number7, 11
Career history
1982Philadelphia 76ers
19821985Utah Jazz
1985–1991Nuova Pallacanestro Firenze
1992–1993Aris BC
1993–1994Pallalcesto Amatori Udine
1994–1995Polti Cantù
1995–1996Tau Cerámica
Career highlights and awards
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Mitchell Keith "J. J." Anderson (born September 25, 1960) is a retired American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). His position was power forward. He stood at 6'8" and weighed 205 lbs. He lives in Bristol, Wisconsin.

Early career

Before his NBA career he attended Metro High School in Chicago and college at Bradley University from 1978–82. He is one of seven Bradley Braves players to have his jersey number (#11) retired.[1]


Anderson was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2nd round (36th overall) of the 1982 NBA Draft. He played for Utah Jazz from 1982 to 1985.

European career

Anderson spent 11 years in Europe. He played one season in Spain (CAI Zaragoza) and Greece. In 1993, he won the European Cup, playing for Aris BC. He also played part of a season in Germany, and eight seasons in Italy, most of them in Florence, becoming a star for all the city.[citation needed]


  1. ^ In '80s, Bradley spread the news Archived 2007-08-16 at the Wayback Machine, July 28, 2002