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Millrats sign Anthony Anderson

November 12, 2007 - American Basketball Association (ABA) - Saint John Riptide News Release

The Manchester Millrats, coming off an emotional opening night win 127-112 over the Boston Blizzard last night, announced the signing of 5'11 guard Anthony Anderson.

Anderson, was a four year starter for the UMass Minutemen from 2001-2005. Anderson averaged 11.3 points, 3.5 assists, and 4.1 rebounds per game over his college career. While playing in the Atlantic-10, Anderson accumulated numerous awards and honors including Atlantic-10 Pre-Season 2nd Team ('05), various Atlantic-10 Player of the Week nominations, Atlantic-10 Rookie of the Year ('02), and left his mark all over the University of Massachusetts record books.

Anderson hails from nearby Lynn, Massachusetts where he was a star player for Lynn-English high school, and earned All New England honors. His celebrity had reached almost cult-like status in the city of Lynn after his summer league heroics became the stuff of streetball legend. This August, Anderson led the local Lynn squad to a championship of the Hoganz Basketball Classic. With his team trailing by double digits with just two minutes left, Anderson single handedly brought his team back with dazzling offensive maneuvers and deep treys. His triple at the buzzer lifted Lynn to a one point win. Earlier in the tournament, Anderson torched Detroit Pistons guard Will Blalock for 51 points.

Having made the decision to enter the professional ranks this fall, Anderson first signed with the London Capital Paws of the British Basketball League (BBL). After a 32 point game for the Paws, he decided to return home to play for the Millrats. Anderson was on injured reserve for the Millrats inaugural home opener with a bruised collar bone. The Millrats are optimistic that he will see action in Saturday's game versus Halifax.

"Anthony gives us another super-talented point guard who can also break down the defense and really light up the scoreboard," stated Millrats GM Ian McCarthy.

The Millrats return to the Fieldhouse this Saturday at 7:05 p.m. as they face the Halifax Rainmen. Single game, season and half season ticket plans are on sale now on or by calling 1-866-9-GET TIX (1-866-943-8849).

For more information please contact Millrats Director of Media Relations, Steve Yankopoulos at or visit, or

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