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Rick Anderson
Rick Anderson


Long Beach, Calif.

High School:
Long Beach Poly

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 225




General: After three years in the program as a key reserve, Anderson instantly became a team leader in 2001-02 and continued in that role through 2002-03 ... Often the "X factor" for the Wildcats, as his positive contributions ensured success ... One of the top outside shooters on the west coast with unlimited range... His mid-range game and play around the bucket is also strong ... A tenacious rebounder, especially on the offensive glass ... Displayed a knack for hitting big shots, as he hit game-winning or game-clinching shots vs. Maryland, Florida and Oregon State as a junior ... An underrated defender who ranked second on the team in blocks (24) and fifth in steals (25) as a senior ... Is versatile enough to play the two, three, or four positions... Worked hard in the off season to add muscle and improve stamina... At various times, worked out with the football team during their strength and conditioning drills... Posted a 101-23 (.815) record during his UA playing career ... Started 63 of 66 games during final two seasons at Arizona ... Posted career highs in nearly every statistical category in 2002 as his playing time more than doubled ... Anderson is the first second-generation Lute Olson-coached player.

2002-03 (Senior): Averaged 12.5 points and 9.3 rebounds in four NCAA Tournament games ... An honorable mention all-Pac-10 selection ... A Mary J. Roby Academic Award Winner ... Has been the team's most consistent rebounder since the start of practice ... Quietly shooting 53.6 percent from the floor (6th in Pac-10), 37.3 percent from three-point range ... Ranks second on the team with 24 blocks and 6.7 rebounds per game average ... Named Arizona tri-most valuable player in a vote of his teammates ... Tallied 11 points and five rebounds vs. Kansas on 3/29 in West Regional final ... Finished with nine points a season-high 12 rebounds, two assists and no turnovers in 31 minutes on 3/27 vs. Notre Dame in West Regional semifinal ... Posted his second double-double in his last three games with a 17-point, 11-rebound effort vs. Gonzaga on 3/22 ... Tallied 13 points, nine rebounds and two blocks vs. Vermont on 3/20 ... Collected his 10th career double-double (fourth this season) with a career-high 23 points and 11 rebounds on 3/13 vs. UCLA, which included career highs in FG (9), FGA (19), 3-pt. FG (5), 3-pt. FGA (10), offensive rebounds (7) and minutes played (39) ... Tallied four points, eight rebounds and two assists on 3/8 vs. Oregon ... Garnered five points, six rebounds, three assists and two steals on 3/6 vs. Oregon State ... Posted a gutty 11-point, five-rebound effort in the Pac-10 title clinching win at Stanford on 3/1 ... Posted eight points, four boards and two assists at California on 2/27 ... Equaled a career high with 19 points to go with a season-best 12 rebounds to notch his third double-double of the year on 2/22 at Arizona State ... Tallied eight points, seven boards, three assists, a block and a steal on 2/15 vs. USC ... Hit 5-of-6 FG en route to 12 points and six rebounds vs. UCLA on 2/13 ... Collected four rebounds, two assists and two blocks at Washington State on 2/8 ... Posted a season-high four assists and three steals to go with seven points and six rebounds on 2/6 at Washington ... Hit 6-of-8 FGs, including 3-of-3 treys, en route to 15 points and seven rebounds vs. California on 2/1 ... Grabbed six boards but equaled a season low with just four points on 1/30 vs. Stanford ... Posted 15 points and seven rebounds (all in second half) in a season-high 34 minutes on 1/25 at Kansas ... Tallied nine points, six boards and a career-high three steals on 1/22 vs. Arizona State ... Hit 2-of-3 3-point FGs en route to 10 points and six rebounds at UCLA on 1/18 ... Tallied a season-high three blocks to go with four points, four boards and two assists at USC on 1/14 ... Scored a season-low six points to go with six rebounds on 1/11 vs. Washington ... Posted his second double-double of the season (eighth career), 13 pts./10 reb., to go with a season-high four assists on 1/9 vs. Washington State ... Hit 6-of-9 shots from the floor and finished with 13 points and two assists at Oregon State on 1/4 ... Dropped in a career-best three treys en route to 15 points and eight rebounds on 1/2 at Oregon ... Returned to action on 12/30 vs. Boston University and tallied seven points, four rebounds and two assists ... DNP vs. Davidson on 12/28 due to flu-like symptoms following Christmas break ... Tallied 11 points, four boards and two assists on 12/21 at Louisiana State ... Failed to score in double figures for the first time this season on 12/15 vs. Texas (6 pts.), but managed to add seven rebounds and a block ... Posted his seventh career double-double with 17 points and 10 boards at San Diego State on 12/7 with 13 points and seven boards coming in the second half ... Hit 3-of-3 FGs and 6-of-8 FTs en route to 13 points and two blocks on 12/3 vs. Saint Louis ... Tallied 10 points and four rebounds vs. Northern Arizona on 11/27 ... Scored eight of UA's first 14 points and finished with 14 points in 19 minutes on 11/23 vs. Western Kentucky.

Summer 2002: Averaged 8.5 points and 6.8 rebounds per game on Arizona's 10-game tour of Australia ... Only saw action in four contests (one start) due to a strained right hamstring ... Best effort of the tour was a 12-point, 10-rebound, two-steal night in a 107-89 win over the Dandenong Rangers on May 20 ... Did manage to fit in a little surfing off Manley Island on the morning of the team's departure on June 2.

2001-02 (Junior): A tri-captain ... One of the team's best perimeter shooters, yet only averaged 2.4 three-point attempts per game ... Finished the season ranked ninth in the Pac-10 in rebounds (7.2), seventh in three-point FG percentage (.422), fourth in offensive rebounds per game (2.91) and 10th in defensive rebounds per game (4.29) ... Averaged 7.0 points and 9.0 rebounds in three Pac-10 Tournament games ... Finished the regular season ranked 19th in the Pac-10 in scoring (13.1), eighth in rebounding (7.1) and fifth in offensive rebounds (2.71) ... Ranked second in FG percentage (.492), rebounding (7.2) and double-doubles (6), third in blocks (17), and fourth in scoring (12.4), ... Had 13 offensive rebounds in games vs. Kansas and Illinois and is the team's leading offensive rebounder (99) ... Collected 10 or more rebounds eight times this season ... Twelve of his 19 rebounds in three NCAA Tournament games were on the offensive glass ... Finished in double figures in 26 of 34 games, including a career-best 12 straight to start the season ... Collected seven points, four rebounds and a block vs. Oklahoma on 3/21 in the NCAA West Regional Semifinal ... Tallied five points and six boards vs. Wyoming in the NCAA Tournament second round on 3/16 ... Scored a career-high 19 points, including a career-best three treys, to go with nine boards in the NCAA Tournament opener vs. UCSB on 3/14 ... Registered 12 points and nine rebounds in Pac-10 Tournament championship game vs. USC on 3/9 ... Hit 4-of-5 FGs and added four rebounds (3 OR) on 3/8 vs. California ... Held scoreless for the first time this season on 3/7 vs. Arizona State, but pulled down a career- and UA Pac-10 Tournament-record 14 rebounds ... Scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds in just 20 minutes vs. California on 3/2 ... Tallied nine points and 11 rebounds (five offensive) on 2/28 vs. Stanford ... Hit a career-high seven free throws en route to 17 points vs. Arizona State on 2/20, while adding nine boards ... Equaled a career high with 38 minutes at USC on 2/16, and posted his sixth double-double of the season with 18 points and a game-high 11 rebounds ... Collected his fifth double-double of the year with 15 points and 10 rebounds at UCLA on 2/14 ... Posted a nice all-around game with 11 points, five boards and three assists vs. Washington State on 2/9 ... Finished with 11 points and seven rebounds vs. Washington on 2/7, but was 0-5 from the line ... Played one of his best all-around games of the year on 2/2 at Stanford with 10 points, eight boards, four assists and two steals in 37 minutes ... Recorded his fourth career double-double with a 16-point (6-of-9 FG), career-high 13-rebound effort at California on 1/31 ... Collected eight points, four rebounds, an assist and steal on 1/26 vs. Connecticut ... Managed just six points (1-5 FG) to go with four rebounds in the loss at Arizona State on 1/23, just his second game under double figures this season ... Equaled a career high with five assists to go with 16 points and four rebounds vs. UCLA on 1/19 ... Hit 5-of-6 shots from the floor to finish with 11 points and seven rebounds vs. USC on 1/17 ... Collected his third career double-double with 14 points, a career-best 11 rebounds, three assists and a career-best three steals on 1/12 at Washington ... Scored 13 points and added two steals on 1/10 at Washington State ... Had his 13-game double-figure scoring streak end with a nine-point, three assist effort vs. Oregon State on 1/6, largely due to a 5-of-9 FT night ... Tallied 11 points, seven boards and two assists on 1/4 vs. Oregon ... Posted his second career double-double with career-high totals of 18 points and 11 rebounds to go with a career-best five assists vs. Valpo on 12/30 ... Equaled a season high with three assists vs. Pepperdine on 12/28 to go with 13 points and six rebounds ... Totaled 12 points and seven rebounds (five offensive) on 12/22 at Oregon ... Sank a running one-hander with 1:28 to go that gave UA the lead in the 76-73 win at Oregon State on 12/20 and finished with 11 points two boards and two assists ... Equaled a season high with two treys en route to 15 points and four rebounds at Michigan State on 12/15 ... Registered a career-high four blocks to go with a team-high 17 points and nine rebounds vs. Purdue on 12/8 ... Tallied a career-high 18 points (6-of-10 FG) to go with seven rebounds on 12/4 vs. Illinois ... Scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half on 12/1 vs. Kansas, while adding 10 rebounds (7 offensive) to post his first career double-double ... Tallied 14 points and a career-high nine rebounds in 37 minutes at No. 23 Texas on 11/17 ... Scored UA's last three FGs in the win over No. 5 Florida on 11/9, including the game-winning layup with 26 seconds to go ... Drained two FTs with three seconds to go to clinch the win over No. 2 Maryland on 11/8.

2000-01 (Redshirt Junior): Redshirt season ... Worked very hard on his game in practice ... Teammates voted him the Most Improved Player in 2000-01 ... Very tenacious on the glass in practice situations.

1999-2000 (Sophomore): Earned quite a bit of playing time when Richard Jefferson was out of the lineup with a broken foot... Was the team's sixth man in games that both Jefferson and Loren Woods missed due to injury ... Played in every game but one (LSU) and started twice... Averaged 4.5 ppg and 2.2 rpg... Was 30-39 from the free throw line (.769)... Finished the season with one of the best games of his career, scoring 12 points on a 4-of-5 shooting performance against Wisconsin in the NCAA Tournament... Had a career-high three blocks to go with two steals and three rebounds... Was 2-of-3 from the three-point line... Had six double-digit scoring games and played a season-high 25 minutes twice... High-point game of the season came against BYU... Scored a career-high 16 points on a 5-of-7 shooting performance against the Cougars... Also had a career-best seven rebounds.... Scored 12 points off the bench against UCLA in Tucson (4-4 FGA)... Also had five boards and was 4-of-5 from the free throw line... Scored 10 points against Arizona State in Tempe (4-of-6 FGA)... 13 points and four rebounds at home against Oregon State... Started against IUPUI and Michigan State at the two-guard position.

1998-99 (Freshman): Played in every game but three (at UCLA , at Washington, Arizona State) and started five games at the two-guard position... Averaged 2.6 ppg and 1.9 rpg... Best game of the season was versus Oregon State in Tucson when he scored a career-high 14 points, while playing a career-best 26 minutes... Was 4-of-8 from the field and 2-of-5 from the three-point line... Also had two steals and three rebounds... Earned his first start of his career at Oregon State at the two-guard... Responded with four points, but only played 16 minutes due to foul trouble... Grabbed four boards in the contest as well... Earned the start because of his work ethic... Also started the next game against third-ranked Stanford in McKale Center and scored five points to go with two rebounds and three assists in the win over the Cardinal... Handed out a career-best four assists in the final game of the regular season against UCLA... A then-season-high 20 minutes came in the Holy Cross game, when he went for a then-career-best 11 points... Was 4-of-6 from the field... 2-of-4 from the three-point line and had six rebounds... Injured his wrist against UC-Irvine and only played four minutes as a result... Was able to play the next game against Iowa State and logged 14 minutes, scoring six points to go with four boards and two blocked shots... Was one of the six recruits to sign with the Cats in fall of 1998... His letter-of-intent pushed the 1998 UA recruiting class towards the top of most recruiting analyst's rankings.

High School: Prepped at Long Beach Poly High School... Team MVP as a sophomore, junior and senior... As a senior, he was named the Moore League MVP after leading his team to a 25-4 record and averaging 22.7 ppg, 12 rpg 4 apg and 4 bpg... Played for head coach Ron Palmer... First team All-Moore League all three years of high school... First team All-CIF in his junior and senior years... As a junior, his team won the CIF championship and finished 29-3... That season, he averaged 20.5 ppg, 11 rpg and 3 bpg and as a sophomore, he went for 19.5 ppg, 9 rpg and 3 apg... Was ranked as the sixth-best player in the Long Beach Press Telegram's Best of the West poll. Participated in the Double Pump Classic (California State All-Star Basketball Game) with then-incoming UA freshman, Ruben Douglas... Nominated for the McDonald's All-American team... Also played golf in high school.

Anderson, Rick

Total 3-Point Rebounds Year GP-GS Min/Avg FG-FGA Pct FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off-Def Tot Avg PF-FO Ast TO Blk Stl Pts/Avg 1998-99 25-5 260/10.4 24-69 .348 8-28 .286 12-16 .750 13-36 49 2.0 30-0 23 30 9 5 68/2.7 1999-00 33-2 447/13.5 53-128 .414 13-47 .277 30-39 .769 25-46 71 2.2 42-0 27 23 14 13 149/4.5 2001-02 34-34 1000/29.4 150-305 .492 35-83 .422 85-120 .708 99-146 245 7.2 119-9 51 50 17 23 420/12.4 2002-03 31-29 787/25.4 127-237 .536 28-75 .373 49-72 .681 81-126 207 6.7 84-1 45 39 24 25 331/10.7 TOTAL 123-70 2494/20.3 354-739 .479 84-233 .361 176-247 .713 218-354 572 4.7 275-10 146 142 64 66 968/7.9