Skyhawk Men's Basketball | Alex Anderson - 3

HometownMemphis, Tenn.
Height/Weight5-11 - 180 lbs.

2014-15: Emerged as one of the best shooters in the nation, playing in all 34 games while starting 33 games in a row following the season-opener…Led the OVC and ranked third in the nation in three-point field goal percentage (.480)...Also ranked first in the OVC in three-point field goals made (2.8 per game) while ranking third in minutes played (34.9 per game)...Averaged 12.5 points per game, scoring in double-figures in 22 contests…Knocked down 94 three-pointers (fifth-most in a single-season in UT Martin history), hitting at least one in every game and multiple trifectas in 23 games…Shot at a 56.4 percent clip from three-point range over the last 16 games (61-for-108)…Eclipsed the 20-point plateau three times, including a career-best 30 points and career-high seven 3-pointers in the CIT first round win at Northwestern State on March 19...Tallied 23 points (with six 3-pointers) against Morehead State in the OVC Tournament quarterfinals on March 5…Also displayed the ability to convert pressure free throws, making 27 consecutive attempts from the charity stripe from Jan. 22 through March 21, which tied Lester Hudson (2008-09) and Dee Oldham (2013-14) for the school record…Sank 88.9 percent of his free throw attempts (48-for-54) on the season...Sported an impressive 1.5 assist-to-turnover ratio (66 assists against 43 turnovers).

BEFORE UTM: Earned 2013-14 NJCAA second team All-American status after averaging 16.7 points, 4.6 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 1.2 steals per game at Itawamba Community College in Fulton, Miss….Playing for head coach Grant Pate, Anderson helped lead the Indians to a 17-10 record, their first MACJC championship since 2008 and the quarterfinals of the NJCAA Region XXII tournament…Was named the first NJCAA All-American for the Indians since 2008…Had nine 20-plus point games, including a season-high 29 points at Northwest Mississippi Community College on Jan. 13…Handed out a season-best 10 assists (against zero turnovers) against Snead State Community College on Dec. 14…Shot 49.1 percent from the floor, 36.9 percent from beyond the three-point arc and 88.9 percent (sixth in the nation) from the free throw line…Also earned all-region status and was selected to the MACJC All-Star Game…Played at Jacksonville State University in 2012-13, averaging 6.8 minutes over 25 games as a true freshman…Played at East High School for head coach Sam Bachelor, helping guide the Mustangs to the 2012 AAA state title (the school’s first state championship since 1996)…Tallied 12.8 points, 6.5 assists, 2.4 rebounds and 2.4 steals per game during his senior campaign, shooting 52 percent from the field and 48 percent from three-point range…Ranked as one of the top 50 high school players in the state of Tennessee, rounding out his career with over 1,000 points scored to go along with over 500 assists…Averaged 13.3 points and 5.1 assists during his junior season.

PERSONAL: Born on Nov. 27, 1993…Son of Earl and Barbara Anderson…Has one brother and one sister…Majoring in health and human performance.

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