BIOGRAPHY
23   James Anderson
James Anderson
Hometown:
Junction City, Ark.

High School:
Junction City High School

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 210

Position:
G

Birthdate:
03/25/1989


Quick Notes
• is the third-leading returning scorer in the Big 12 Conference behind Iowa State's Craig Brackins and Sherron Collins of Kansas.
• joins Brackins as the only two active players in the Big 12 Conference who have scored 30 or more points on four occasions in their careers.
• ranks 29th in school history with 1,076 career points.
• ranks fourth in school history for three-pointers made per game in a career, averaging 2.22 treys per contest.

Summer 2009 (USA Basketball)
• was one of 12 players selected to represent the United States at the World University Games.
• Team USA won the bronze medal with a 91-80 victory over Israel.
• the Americans were 5-0 before falling to Russia 69-68 in the semifinals.
• Team USA defeated Serbia, the eventual gold medalist, 68-66 in the second round.
• Anderson averaged 7.1 points and 2.4 rebounds in just under 12 minutes per game.
• also shot 52.6 percent from the floor, going 20-for-38.
• he started twice, including against South Korea, when he scored a game-high 14 points, grabbed five rebounds, dished out two assists and had three steals.
• also recorded double-figure scoring games against Greece (10) and Bulgaria (12).

2008-09 (Sophomore season)
• was named to the All-District VI team by the United States Basketball Writers Association.
• received second-team All-District 8 honors according to the National Association of Basketball Coaches.
• was named All-Big 12 Second Team by the league office.
• named first-team All-Big 12 by The Oklahoman.
• also garnered Academic All-Big 12 first-team accolades.
• became the all-time leading sophomore scorer in school history, passing Byron Houston and finishing with 638 points.
• became just the 13th player in school history to record 600 or more points in a season and finished with the ninth-most points in a single season.
• is the first sophomore in school history and the 33rd player overall to reach the 1,000-point milestone.
• is the first Cowboy in school history to record four 30-point games in his sophomore season.
• finished the season ranked third in the Big 12 in scoring and 56th nationally.
• ranked fourth in the league in field-goal percentage, sixth in three-point percentage and fourth in free-throw accuracy.
• his career-high 37 points at Oklahoma on March 7 tied for the second-most points in a single game by a Cowboy sophomore in school history.
• is just the third sophomore in school history to shoot 40 percent or better from three-point range.
• his 82.9 percent shooting from the free-throw line is the third-highest average by a Cowboy sophomore in school history.
• was named the Big 12 Player of the Week on two occasions, Dec. 22 and again as co-Player of the Week on Feb. 23.

2007-08 (Freshman season)
• turned in one of the top rookie seasons in OSU history.
• scored 29 points in his first collegiate game, tying for the most points by a Cowboy freshman in a single game.
• that total was also the fourth-most points ever by a Cowboy in a season opener, regardless of class.
• became just the second OSU rookie in school history to score 400 points in his freshman season.
• established a school record for most three-pointers made (67) and attempted (177) by a freshman in school history.
• his 67 treys made is the eighth most in a single season while his 177 attempts are the ninth most in a single season in school history.
• reached double figures 23 times during the season, including eight consecutive to start the year; scored 20 points or more on six occasions.
• he became just the fifth underclassman (freshman or sophomore) to ever play 1,000 or more minutes and is the only freshman in that group.
• was named All-Big 12 Honorable Mention in a vote of the league coaches.
• was also named to the Big 12 All-Rookie team.
• named the Big 12 Rookie of the Week on both December 3 and November 12.
• was named to the Big 12's all-freshman squad by sports writers who regularly cover the league.
• ranked sixth in the Big 12 in three-point percentage (37.9 percent) and seventh in three-pointers made per game (2.03).

High School
• was named a McDonald's All-American and participated in the All-American game in Louisville, Ky., in 2007.
• scored five points and grabbed three rebounds in 11 minutes as the West team beat the East squad, 114-112.
• was also tabbed a third-team All-American by Parade magazine.
• was ranked as the 24th-best high school prospect in the country according to Scout.com and was listed as the No. 3 off-guard in the nation.
• three-time Class 2A All-State selection in 2005, `06 and 2007.
• was named the Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Arkansas in 2007.
• led his Junction City High School team to the Arkansas Class 2A state championship his senior season.
• was named the title game's Most Valuable Player after scoring 43 points and grabbing 11 rebounds in the 68-35 victory over Jessieville.
• was 16-of-28 from the floor, including 6-of-12 from beyond the three-point arc in the championship game.
• averaged 38 points and 11 rebounds per game his senior year.
• the Dragons finished 32-3 and won their first basketball state championship in school history.
• averaged 31 points and 12 rebounds per game his junior season.
• was a two-time state champion in the high jump.
• chose Oklahoma State over Kansas, Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky, LSU, Oklahoma, Baylor and Louisiana Tech.

Personal
Born March 25, 1989, James is the son of Ira Williams and Robert Anderson. He has two younger brothers, Rodney and Jordan, and a sister, Celesia. James enjoys playing video games and talking on the phone in his free time. He is majoring in education at Oklahoma State.

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