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Alan Anderson
Alan Anderson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Minneapolis, Minn.

High School:
DeLaSalle

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 220

Position:
G/F

Birthdate:
10/16/1982


An extremely versatile player, he has the ability to play four different positions ... One of MSU's best ballhandlers, he was the primary point guard last season ... Ranks eighth in MSU history in career free-throw percentage at .813 (265-of-326).

2003-04: Started 26 of 30 games ... Tri-captain ... Third on the squad with a .354 3-point field-goal percentage ... Second on the team in free throw percentage (.805) ... Fifth on the squad in scoring (8.5 ppg) ... Second on the team in assists (3.2 apg) ... Ranked fourth on the team in rebounding (3.1 rpg) and steals (1.0 spg) ... Shot .558 from the field in Big Ten contests, including .433 from 3-point range ... Ranked fifth in the Big Ten in free throw percentage (.805) ... In Big Ten contests, he ranked tied for seventh in assists (3.69 apg) and tied for ninth in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.44) ... Scored in double figures in 12 games, leading the squad in scoring against Oklahoma (12/6) ... Ranked second on the squad by leading the team in assists 11 times, while also leading the team in rebounding twice ... Grabbed seven rebounds in the season opener against Bucknell (11/21) ... Scored 16 points and tied a career high with seven assists vs. Kansas (11/25), shooting 8-of-10 from the foul line ... Scored all 17 points against DePaul (11/30) in the final 11:41 of the game, while also grabbing six rebounds ... Did not start vs. Oklahoma (12/6), but did score 15 of his 17 points in the second half and overtime, shooting 11-of-11 from the foul line to tie the eighth-best effort in MSU history ... Grabbed a career-best tying nine rebounds against Kentucky (12/13) in "The BasketBowl", while also scoring eight points ... Scored 10 points against South Florida (12/16) ... Scored 12 points at Purdue (1/25), starting a stretch of five straight double-figure scoring games including 16 points against Minnesota (1/28), 10 vs. Indiana (1/31), 12 vs. Iowa (2/4) and 12 against Ohio State (2/7) ... Included in his 16 points against Minnesota, he hit a deep 3-pointer at the first half buzzer, while also grabbing five rebounds ... Recorded 12 points and six assists vs. Northwestern (2/21) ... Also tallied six assists against Penn State (2/28) and Northwestern (3/12) in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal ... Scored 11 points on 5-of-6 shooting in a 72-69 win over Michigan in Ann Arbor ... Recorded four five-assist games on the year, including vs. Northwestern (1/21), Purdue (1/25), Indiana (1/31) and Iowa (2/4) ... Finished the season with a 10-point, four-rebound, three-assist effort vs. Nevada (3/18) in the NCAA Tournament.

2002-03: Appeared in 32 games, starting 28 ... Co-recipient of Michigan State's Team MVP honors as voted by his teammates ... Honorable mention All-Big Ten honoree as selected by the league's media ... MSU's second-leading scorer, averaging 9.8 points overall and 10.6 points in conference games ... Ranked second on the team with 104 assists (3.25 apg) ... Led the Spartans in free throws made (128), free throws attempted (152) and free-throw percentage (.842) among players with more than 30 attempts ... MSU's fourth-leading rebounder overall (3.7 rpg) and third-leading rebounder in Big Ten games (4.0 rpg) ... Tied for third on the squad with 22 steals ... Ranked third on the team with a field-goal percentage of .503 (90-of-179) ... Shot .586 (41-of-70) from the field and .873 (55-of-63) from the line in Big Ten games ... Scored in double figures in 17 games; MSU posted a 15-2 record in those 17 contests ... Led the Spartans in assists in 16 games, in scoring six times and in rebounding three times ... Ranked fifth in the Big Ten in free-throw percentage (.842), 11th in assists (3.25 apg) and eighth in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.30) ... In conference games, ranked third in free-throw percentage (.873), fourth in field-goal percentage (.586) and 15th in assists (2.77 apg) ... Opened the season with an eight-point, four-rebound and four-assist effort vs. UNC Asheville (11/22) ... Scored 15 points, grabbed five rebounds, dished out five assists and recorded a career-best four steals vs. Virginia (12/4), shooting 8-of-8 from the foul line ... The Virginia game marked the beginning of a six-game stretch of scoring in double figures that also included 10 points vs. Cleveland State (12/8), 10 vs. Kentucky (12/14), 12 vs. Loyola (12/17), 12 vs. South Florida (12/21) and 10 vs. Jacksonville State (12/28) ... In addition to his 10 points vs. Kentucky, he played a career-best 36 minutes and dished out five assists ... Established a career high with 18 points vs. Ohio State (1/9), including shooting a perfect 14-of-14 from the free-throw line to tie for the fourth-best effort in MSU history ... Solid effort vs. Iowa (1/11) with seven points and team highs with seven rebounds and six assists ... Recorded nine points and six rebounds vs. Purdue (1/14) ... Started at point guard vs. Penn State (1/22), recording a team-high five assists and just one turnover ... Tallied 13 points and five rebounds against Michigan (1/26) ... Had a perfect night from the field vs. Indiana (1/28), connecting on all four field-goal attempts and all four free throws en route to 12 points ... Scored a team-best 15 points vs. Illinois (2/2), including a three-pointer as time expired in the first half to give MSU momentum heading into halftime ... Missed three games (2/8 through 2/15) with an open dislocation of the little finger on his right hand ... Returned to the starting lineup vs. Syracuse (2/23), scoring six points, grabbing five rebounds and leading the team with six assists ... Tied his career high with a team-best 18 points vs. Minnesota (2/26), while also grabbing a team-high six rebounds ... Scored 12 points vs. Purdue (3/1) and 14 vs. Iowa (3/5) ... Scored 10 points vs. Purdue (3/14) and 11 vs. Ohio State (3/15) in the Big Ten Tournament ... Appeared in NCAA Tournament games vs. Colorado (3/21), Florida (3/23), Maryland (3/28) and Texas (3/30), averaging 10.0 points, 4.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists ... Opened the tournament by scoring 14 points and recording a career-best seven assists vs. Colorado ... Recorded 10 points and five rebounds vs. Maryland.

2001- 02: Appeared in all 31 games, including 23 starts ... Started 12 of 16 Big Ten contests ... Co-recipient of MSU's Best Defensive Player Award, sharing the honor with Kelvin Torbert ... Ranked fifth on the team with a .770 (67-of-87) free-throw percentage and second in free-throw attempts (87) ... Ranked sixth on the team with 203 total points, seventh in scoring average (6.5 ppg) ... Third on the squad with 130 rebounds and fourth in rebound average (4.2 rpg) ... Third on the squad in assists (51) and fifth in steals (18) ... Tied for fifth on the MSU Freshman chart with 87 free-throw attempts ... Scored eight points and grabbed six rebounds in his Spartan debut vs. Detroit (11/12) ... Scored eight points vs. Oklahoma (11/14) ... Earned first career start vs. Syracuse (11/21) ... Solid Coca-Cola Spartan Classic with eight points and seven rebounds vs. IPFW (11/30) and eight points and six rebounds vs. Lamar (12/1) ... First career double-figure scoring game came against Florida (12/5) with 12 points and five rebounds in 29 minutes ... Recorded 10 points and six rebounds vs. Nicholls State (12/9) ... Tallied 10 points vs. UNC Asheville (12/17) ... Grabbed a season-best and team-high nine rebounds vs. Oakland (12/19) in addition to scoring six points ... Registered seven points and six rebounds vs. Indiana (1/8) ... Posted season highs with 13 points and five assists vs. Wisconsin (1/12) ... Tallied 12 points and six rebounds in 30 minutes vs. Michigan (1/30) ... Played a season-high 33 minutes vs. Illinois (2/3), scoring 11 points and making three steals ... Scored 10 points in back-to-back games vs. Ohio State (2/10) and Illinois (2/12), while also tying for the team lead with seven rebounds against the Illini ... Scored eight points against Minnesota (2/21) ... Recorded eight points and tied for a team high with seven rebounds vs. Indiana (2/24), while sinking two free throws with six seconds remaining to seal a 57-54 Spartan victory ... Played in the NCAA Tournament vs. North Carolina State (3/15), scoring five points.

High School: 2001 Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Player of the Year ... 2001 All-Metro Team ... 2001 Parade Magazine Fifth-Team All-American ... Averaged 21.2 points, 5.1 rebounds and 7.2 assists as a senior, leading Coach Dave Thorson's DeLaSalle to a 21-3 record ... Named the number-one surprise player of the summer of 2000 by The Sporting News after a strong showing at the Nike Camp in Indianapolis ... Entered his senior season rated the No. 19 player in the nation by Bob Gibbons and No. 22 by Rivals.com ... Participated in the 2000 USA Basketball Youth Development Festival, helping the North squad capture the Gold Medal ... Averaged 21.3 points as a junior, helping his team to a 24-5 record ... Shot 48 percent from the floor, 37 percent from three-point range and 79 percent from the foul line as a junior ... 2000 First-Team All-Minnesota honoree ... Earned 2000 All-State Tournament honors ... 2000 Second-Team AAU All-American, playing for Team Minnesota ... Averaged 15.4 points as a sophomore at Edison High School ... Scored 13.2 points per game as a freshman ... Led his football team to a state championship as a junior playing wide receiver ... Honor roll student.

Personal: Born Oct. 16, 1982 ... Son of Dorisene Anderson and Jeffrey Harris ... Family community services major.

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Year	GP/GS	Min./Avg	FG-FGA	FG%	FG-FGA	FG%	FT-FTA	FT%	OFF-DEF	REB	AVG	PF/D	A	TO	BL	ST	PTS	AVG
2001-02	31/23	759/24.5	67-149	.450	2-5	.400	67-87	.770	31-99	130	4.2	76/3	51	71	3	18	203	6.5
2002-03	32/28	883/27.6	90-179	.503	4-13	.308	128-152	.842	39-78	117	3.7	76/3	104	80	8	22	312	9.8
2003-04	30/26	861/28.7	78-167	.467	17-48	.354	70-87	.805	23-70	93	3.1	84/2	96	83	5	29	243	8.1
Totals	93/77	2503/26.9	235-495	.475	23-66	.348	265-326	.813	93-247	340	3.7	236/8	251	234	16	69	758	8.2