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Kyle Anderson
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Kyle Anderson 1263590
Position: Guard/Forward
Height: 6'9"
Weight: 230
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Fairview, N.J.
High School: St. Anthony HS

Kyle Anderson's Bio (PDF)

Played in 71 games, making 70 starts in two seasons (2012-13, 2013-14) … averaged 12.2 points, 8.7 rebounds and 5.0 assists … shot 45.2 percent from the field and 37.5 percent from three-point range … registered a 1.94 assist turnover ratio over two seasons … led UCLA to the Pac-12 regular-season title in 2013 and to the Pac-12 Tournament title in 2014 … was an integral part of two NCAA Tournament teams, helping lead UCLA to the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16 as a sophomore in 2014.

Played in 36 games, making 36 starts … averaged closer to a triple-double than any other player in the nation, logging 14.6 points, 8.8 rebounds and 6.5 assists … also finished with 1.8 steals and 0.8 blocks per game … earned first-team All-Pac-12 honors … concluded the season with a conference-leading 16 double-doubles (including two of the point-assist variety) … also had one triple-double against Morehead State (Nov. 22), totaling 13 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists … was one of 15 semifinalists for the John R. Wooden Award … secured third-team Associated Press All-America acclaim … was named a second-team All-America selection by CBS Sports … was named a finalist for the 2014 Lute Olson Award … named the Most Outstanding Player at the Pac-12 Tournament … also secured MVP honors at the 2013 Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational … was one of six finalists for the 2014 Bob Cousy Award … was one of five players, along with teammate Jordan Adams, to secure NABC first-team All-District 20 honors … also captured first-team USBWA All-District IX accolades with Adams … was the only player to finish the season among the top five in the Pac-12 in rebounds (third, 8.8 rpg), assists (first, 6.5 apg) and steals (third, 1.8 spg) … also recorded the conference’s fourth-highest assist turnover ratio (2.1) and ranked No. 13 among Pac-12 players in scoring (14.6 ppg) … became the only player in Pac-12 Conference history to have logged at least 200 rebounds and 200 assists in the same season … finished his sophomore season having totaled 527 points, 315 rebounds and 233 assists … single-season total of 315 rebounds ranks No. 13 on UCLA’s single-season list … single-season total of 233 assists ranks third on UCLA’s single-season list … single-season total of 64 steals is tied for seventh on the school’s single-season list … single-season total of 1196 minutes ranks No. 6 on UCLA’s single-season list … become the fourth player on record at UCLA to have registered a triple-double (81-70 win over Morehead State on Nov. 22) … scored in double figures in 30 of 36 games and eclipsed the 20-point plateau in six games … recorded at least 10 rebounds in 14 contests and had at least 10 assists in four games … earned Pac-12 Player of the Week honors (Jan. 27 ) after having averaged 15.0 ppg, 9.5 rpg and 7.5 apg in UCLA’s home wins against Stanford (Jan. 23) and California (Jan. 26) … averaged 15.2 points, 8.7 assists and 6.6 assists in 17 Pac-12 games … did not play against Oregon on Feb. 27 (served a one-game team issued suspension) … showed strong increases in his shooting percentages from both two-point and three-point range as a sophomore … shot 48.0 percent overall after having shot 41.6 percent in 2012-13 … made 48.3 percent of his three-pointers (28-58) after having shot just 21.1 percent (8-28) in 2012-13 … scored a season-high 28 points in UCLA’s 71-67 loss at Utah (Jan. 18), connecting on 10 of 16 field goal attempts and making all five three-point attempts … was UCLA’s first player since 2003 to make all five of his three-point shots (Ray Young went 5-for-5 in a loss to Stanford on Feb. 22, 2003) … finished three assists or fewer from a triple-double in five games (Nov. 8, Nov. 24, Dec. 19, Jan. 12 and Feb. 8) … played at least 30 minutes in 32 of his 36 games, logging no fewer than 24 minutes in any game … made at least one field goal in all 36 games played and attempted at least one free throw in 32 of 36 games … had at least one block in 20 of 36 games played.

Played in all 35 games, making 34 starts … averaged 9.7 points, 8.6 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.8 steals and 0.9 blocks per game … led UCLA with 302 rebounds, the highest single-season rebound total by a Bruins’ freshman since Kevin Love totaled 415 rebounds in 2007-08 … earned second-team All-Pac-12 honors … was one of five players selected to the All-Pac-12 Freshman Team … among Pac-12 players, ranked sixth in rebounds (8.6 rpg), sixth in assists (3.5 apg), fifth in steals (1.8 spg) and fifth in assist turnover ratio (1.7) … was the only Pac-12 player to rank in the top 10 in the conference in both rebounds and assists … totaled eight of UCLA’s 13 double-doubles … ranked eighth in the Pac-12 in double-doubles (first among all Pac-12 freshmen) … earned Pac-12 Player of the Week honors (March 3) after having averaged 19.0 ppg and 11.0 rpg in home wins over Arizona State (Feb. 27) and Arizona (March 2) … single-season total of 302 rebounds ranks No. 15 on the school’s single-season list … ranks third on UCLA’s single-season freshmen rebounds list behind Kevin Love and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute … logged the second-highest freshman rebounding average in UCLA history (8.6 rpg) behind Kevin Love (10.6 rpg in 2007-08) … scored in double figures in 18 games … grabbed at least 10 rebounds in 12 games … finished third on the team in free throw percentage (73.5 pct, 86-117) … in Pac-12 games only, ranked seventh in the conference with an 81.4 free throw percentage (48-59) … opened the season making 13 of 26 free throws (50.0 pct) through the first six games – finished by making 73 of 91 free throws (80.2 pct) in UCLA’s final 29 games … scored a season-high 21 points in an overtime win against Arizona State in Pauley Pavilion (Feb. 27) – also had 15 rebounds and four blocks in that victory … registered his seventh double-double, totaling 18 points and 13 rebounds, in UCLA’s 88-80 win at Stanford (Feb. 16) … logged 19 points and 12 rebounds in UCLA’s 79-65 win over California (Jan. 3) … finished three assists shy of a triple-double in UCLA’s 91-78 victory against Fresno State (Dec. 22), scoring 20 points and grabbing a season-high 17 rebounds (also had seven assists) … Anderson’s 17 rebounds against Fresno State marked the most single-game rebounds by any UCLA freshman since Kevin Love had 18 at Oregon (Jan. 24, 2008) … finished three assists shy of a triple-double in UCLA’s 95-53 win over Prairie View A&M (Dec. 15), logging 16 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists … sustained a bone contusion on his right wrist against UC Irvine (Nov. 13) but did not miss significant time … recorded 10 points and 10 rebounds in his first collegiate game in UCLA’s 86-59 win over Indiana State (Nov. 9) ... first UCLA player to register a double-double in his collegiate debut since Kevin Love (22 pts, 13 rbs) on Nov. 9, 2007.

High School
Two-year varsity basketball letterwinner at St. Anthony High School (Jersey City, N.J.) under head coach Bob Hurley ... also was a two-year varsity letterwinner at Paterson Catholic High School (Paterson, N.J.) ... compiled a win-loss record of 119-6 as a four-year starter in high school, including a 65-0 mark in two seasons at St. Anthony ... as a senior (2011-12), helped St. Anthony to a second consecutive Non-Public B state title as well as a New Jersey Tournament of Champions title ... named Newark Star-Ledger Player of the Year in 2011-12 ... selected to the 2012 Parade Magazine All-America Team, along with UCLA classmates Shabazz Muhammad and Tony Parker ... one of six finalists for the 2012 Morgan Wootten Player of the Year by the McDonald's All-American committee ... selected to play for the East Team in the 2012 Jordan Brand Classic on April 14, 2012, in Charlotte, N.C. ... contributed 13 points, eight rebounds and eight assists in 24 minutes for the East team, which lost 106-102 to the West team, in the 2012 Mcdonald's all-American Game on March 28, 2012, in Chicago ... listed on the prestigious four-member Naismith Trophy Boy's High School Player of the Year Finalists list on Feb. 13, 2012 ... as a junior (2010-11), guided St. Anthony to the New Jersey Tournament of Championship title, a Non-Public B state championship and an undefeated, 33-0 season ... as a sophomore (2009-10), helped Paterson Catholic post a 28-1 overall record ... as a freshman (2008-09), led Paterson to the Passaic County Tournament titile, a second-place finish in the state tournament and a 26-5 overall record ... posted single-game bests of 13 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists that season ... competed for the Tim Thomas Playaz AAU Basketball Club for the last nine years ... named 2009 All-Sophomore/Freshman third team by the Newark Star-Ledger ... named the 2009 IS8/Nike Spring H.S. Classic Freshman of the Tournament ... was ranked the No. 3 player in the nation by Rivals.com, No. 4 by Scout.com and No. 5 by ESPN.com ... also was ranked the No. 1 small forward by Rivals.com, the No. 2 small forward by ESPN.com and Scout.com behind teammate Shabazz Muhammad.

USA Basketball
Competed for USA Basketball in the 2012 Nike Hoop Summit, where the USA Junior National Select Team lost to the World Select Team, 84-75, on April 7, 2012, in Portland, Ore. (Rose Garden) ... grabbed a U.S. record-tying 10 rebounds to go with 12 points and four assists ... trailing by as many as 18 points in the first half, the USA fought back to take a 75-74 lead with 3:20 remaining in the game before the International squad closed on a 10-0 scoring run to capture its fourth win in the 15-game history of the event ... as a member of the 2009-10 USA Men's Developmental National Team, participated in the inaugural MDNT mini-camp in Oct. 2009, a U16 training camp in June 2009 and a U17 training camp in June 2010.

Full name: Kyle F. Anderson ... born in New York, N.Y., on Sept. 20, 1993 ... parents are Kyle and Suzanne Anderson ... has two older brothers, Duanne and Jamar, and two older sisters, Tai and Brittany ... brother, Jamar Wilkins, played football at Connecticut, and his grandfather, Clifton Anderson, played football for Indiana and had a two-year NFL career with the Chicago Cardinals in 1952 and the New York Giants in 1953 ... African American studies major.


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