Friday, February 17, 2012

Willie Anderson Honored

Willie Anderson was named as one of the Allstate SEC Basketball Legends class of 2012. As part of the Basketball Legends process, the SEC names one player from each team and highlights their contributions during the SEC basketball tournament, which this year will be played March 8 to 11 in New Orleans.

The SEC press release gives a short paragraph on each legend.

GEORGIA – Willie Anderson, Guard, 1985-88

Willie Anderson arrived at Georgia in 1984 as a skinny, 6-foot-7 kid with no true position to play. Head coach Hugh Durham eventually tried him at point guard, where he blossomed into every opponent’s worst nightmare. Twice Anderson made the All-SEC first team (1987 and 1988) leading the 1987 team to an improbable NCAA Tournament berth. Despite hardly playing as a freshman, he finished his career with 1,350 points, which currently ranks 16th on Georgia’s list of all-time scorers. Anderson brought the international spotlight to Georgia when he made the 1988 U.S. Olympic basketball team. He later went on to score nearly 7,000 points during an NBA career that spanned 11 seasons.

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