Anderson Named USBWA National Player of the Week
Dec. 9, 2014
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia junior guard Justin Anderson (Montross, Va.) has been named the Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week by the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) on Tuesday (Dec. 9).
Anderson averaged 18.5 points and seven rebounds as No. 6/5 Virginia posted road wins at then-No. 21 Maryland (76-65) and VCU (74-57).
Anderson tallied 16 points and six rebounds in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge win at Maryland on Dec. 3. Anderson added a season-high 21 points and eight rebounds in the 17-point win at VCU on Dec. 6. Anderson was 6-7 from the field, including 3-4 from 3-point range, and was a perfect 6-6 from the charity stripe against the Rams. Anderson sparked Virginia’s second-best field goal shooting performance (68.3%) in school history at VCU. In the two wins, Anderson shot 68.8 percent (11-16) from the field and 84.6 percent (11-13) from the free-throw line.
The 6-6, 228-pound Anderson has led Virginia in scoring in seven of nine games, and is averaging career highs in points (15.8), rebounds (5.8), field goal percentage (57%), 3-point percentage (58.8%) and free-throw percentage (80%). He ranks second in the ACC in 3-point percentage and eighth in scoring. Anderson shared ACC Player of the Week honors with Notre Dame’s Jerian Grant.
The Cavaliers (9-0) return to action against Cleveland State (5-4) on Thursday, Dec. 18. Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena is set for 7 p.m.