|No. 25 - Atlanta Hawks|
|Born||March 25, 1989|
El Dorado, Arkansas
|Listed height||6 ft 6 in|
|Listed weight||210 lbs|
|NBA Draft||2010 / Round: 1 / Pick: 20th|
|Selected by the San Antonio Spurs|
|2010-2012||San Antonio Spurs|
|Career highlights and awards|
James Lee Anderson (born March 25, 1989) is an American professional basketball player who plays at Shooting guard for the NBA's Atlanta Hawks. After graduating Junction City High School, in Jucntion City, Arkansas, he attended college at Oklahoma State University. In his junior year in college, he averaged 22.3 points per game, 5.8 rebounds per game, and 2.4 assists per game for Oklahoma State. Drafted out of his junior year, he was selected 20th overall in the 2010 NBA Draft by the San Antonio Spurs.
James was born on March 25, 1989, to Ira Williams and Robert Anderson.
Anderson attended high school at Junction City High School in Junction City, Arkansas. In high school, he was a McDonald's All-American and participated in the All-American game in Louisville, Kentucky, in 2007. He scored five points and grabbed three rebounds in 11 minutes as the West team beat the East squad, 114-112. He was also tabbed a third-team All-American by Parade magazine. He was ranked as the 24th-best high school prospect in the country according to Scout.com and was listed as the No. 3 off-guard in the nation. three-time Class 2A All-State selection in 2005, 2006 and 2007. He was named the Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Arkansas in 2007.
Anderson chose Oklahoma State University and made an immediate impact, scoring 29 points in his first collegiate game, a 104–48 win over Prairie View A&M University. Anderson would continue his strong play, averaging 13.3 points per game. He was named honorable mention All-Big 12 selection and a member of the Big 12 All-Rookie team.
Anderson continued to progress as a sophomore, raising his scoring average to 18.2 points per game and surpassed the 1,000 career point milestone in just his second year. He was named Academic All-Big 12 and a second team All-Conference pick.
Anderson's junior year saw him become the top performer in the Big 12 Conference. Anderson paced the conference in scoring, averaging over 24 points per game in conference play. He led the Cowboys to a 9–7 league record. At the conclusion of the Big 12 regular season, James Anderson was named Big 12 Player of the Year. The Sporting News also named Anderson a first team All-American.