Jermaine Anderson in the Red and White of Canada first showed the world flashes of his talent in the maroon and white at Fordham. (Associated Press Photos, 2009)
In our second installment of the Top Ten Canadian NC-Double-Eh ballers we have National Team starting gaurd Jermaine Anderson. His career started slow, and being on not so great teams may have slighted him in the recognition department but he was a player of high caliber and gets our nod at this list ...
Jermaine Anderson, Guard – Fordham (2002-2006)
Career Stats: 30.2 mpg, 10.6 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 2.8 apg, 42.0 FG%, 79.4 FT%, 39.7 3PT FG%, 111 games
Starring on the world stage never just happens, there is work involved to get there. And contrary to what the average fan might think Jermaine Anderson put in a lot of work to be the starting point for the Canadian National Team. It’s that body of work in college that lands him on our list. Starting in the same backcourt as another member of this team Tristan Blackwood at Eastern Commerce Collegiate in Toronto, he would take his talent to Fordham University. It was there that he would show that he was ready for a bigger stage indeed.
While at Fordham, Anderson expanded his game to fit the role he would eventually play both for the Rams and Team Canada. His career numbers of 10.6 points, 2.9 rebounds, 2.8 assists showed his complete game and he remained consist over his career in the BX. He was a steady starter his first two but it was his junior and senior years where he really showed out.
As a junior, with backcourt experience and leadership lacking, Anderson became the leader of the Rams squad that would go 6-22. He would average 12.7 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.5 assists while shooting 39.7% from the arc. As a senior, he would up the numbers again for his best season at Fordham averaging 15.6 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.4 assists while shooting 85.2 from the line and 41.4% from the three on his way to being named to the All Atlantic-10 Conference Second Team. After graduation, Anderson would go to Europe to ply his trade while spending his summers since playing for the Canadian Senior Men’s National Team.
Post Season Honors
All Atlantic-10 Second Team (2006)
19th Career Points (1178)
3rd, 8th Most 3PT made in a season (89, 73)
Tied-3rd Most 3PT made career (214)
5th Most 3PT ATT in a game (13)
3rd Most 3PT ATT in a season (215)
5th Most 3PT ATT in a career (538)
5th Highest FT% in a season (.852)
5th Highest FT% in a career (.795)