James Anderson Athlete Profile

#15 James Anderson

Positions: Forward, Center Height: 6-10 Weight: 240 Class: Junior Roster Years: 2007-2011 Hometown: Page, AZ Last School: Page High School

Personal

  • Parents are Aaron and Julie Anderson
  • Has three sisters
  • Wife's name is Stephanie
  • Served a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Guatemala City North Mission from May 2005 to May 2007
  • Also recruited by Oregon State and Wyoming

Before BYU

Page High School

  • McDonald's All-America nominee
  • Named first-team all-state as a senior after leading his team to a 25-4 overall record and the Grand Canyon Region Championship for the fourth straight year
  • Also named the Grand Canyon Region Player of the Year and the Navajo Times Four Corners All-Area Player of the Year
  • Averaged 17 points, nine rebounds and six blocks per game and set a state record with 14 blocks in a game
  • Elite Eight in the state tournament
  • Averaged 14 points, eight rebounds and five blocks as a junior while pacing his team to a 26-3 overall record, Grand Canyon Region Championship and Elite Eight state tournament appearance
  • Named first-team all-state, Grand Canyon All-Region First Team and Navajo Times Four Corners All-Area First Team
  • Father Aaron Anderson was also his high school coach
  • Graduated in the top 10 in his class with a 3.8 GPA

 Career Highs

Points 16 vs CSU (2009)
FG Made 8 vs CSU (2009)
FG Attempts 11 vs CSU (2009)
FG % .727 (8-11) vs CSU (2009)
3FG Made
3FG Attempts
3FG%
FT Made 3 vs Wagner (2009)
FT Attempts 5 vs Boise State (2008)
FT % .750 [3-4] vs Wagner (2009)
Rebounds 7 vs Boise State (2008), vs CSU (2009)
Assists 2 vs Boise State (2008)
Steals 5 vs Boise State (2008) 
Blocks 2 vs Boise State (2008), Southern (2009)
Minutes 27 vs Boise State (2008)

Anderson Career Stats

Year GP GS Min Avg FG FGA Pct 3FG 3FGA Pct FT FTA Pct
2008-09 27 0 204 7.6 31 55 .564 0 0 .000 6 18 .333
2009-10 29 0 106 3.7 12 25 .480 0 0 .000 10 15 .667
2010-11 31 1 237 7.6 14 43 .326 0 0 .000 7 26 .269
TOTAL 87 1 547 6.3 57 123 .463 0 0 .000 23 59 .390
Year Off Def Tot Avg PF FO Ast TO Blk Stl Pts Avg
2008-09 18 25 43 1.6 51 1 5 6 15 6 68 2.5
2009-10 13 15 28 1 31 0 3 5 5 2 34 1.2
2010-11 16 25 41 1.3 56 2 6 7 18 5 35 1.1
TOTAL 47 65 112 1.3 138 3 14 18 38 13 137 1.6


2007-2008 | Redshirt Year

  • James Anderson redshirted in 2007-08 as a freshman.

2008-2009 | Freshman Year

  • Played in 27 games
  • Named Academic All-MWC
  • Averaged 2.5 points and 1.6 rebounds per game
  • Added 5 assists, 15 blocks and 6 steals
  • Shot .564 from the field
  • Had 2 double-figure scoring games
  • Hit 2-of-2 from the field and 2-of-3 from the free throw line for 6 points against San Diego State in the MWC semifinals
  • Added 2 rebounds and 2 blocks
  • Scored 7 points and had 5 rebounds at Wyoming
  • Hit 3-of-4 from the field and had 2 offensive rebounds and 1 steal against the Cowboys
  • Had 1 point, 1 rebound, 1 assist and 1 block against New Mexico
  • Scored 4 points on 2-of-2 shooting from the field at TCU
  • Added 2 rebounds and 1 steal
  • Set career highs of 16 points, 8 field goals and 11 field goal attempts vs. Colorado State
  • Tied a career high with 7 rebounds while adding 2 blocks and 1 steal against the Rams
  • Had 2 rebounds and 1 assist at Air Force
  • Hit 2-of-3 from the field for 4 points and had 1 rebound against Wyoming
  • Hit 2-of-2 from the field for 4 points and had 1 rebound at Utah
  • Posted 4 points on 2-of-3 shooting against San Diego State
  • Added 1 rebound, 2 blocks and his first dunk as a Cougar against the Aztecs
  • Played 5 minutes at Colorado State and had 1 steal
  • Against Boise State totaled 10 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 5 blocks and 2 steals
  • At Weber State hit 3-of-4 from the field for 6 points
  • Scored a career-best 4 points on 2-of-3 shooting against Rice while grabbing 2 rebounds
  • Registered 2 points, 5 rebounds and 3 blocks against North Florida
  • Saw 8 minutes of playing time at Pepperdine, the first action of his career
  • Grabbed 1 offensive rebound.

2009-2010 | Sophomore Year

  • Played in 29 games
  • Named Academic All-MWC
  • Averaged 1.2 points and 1.0 rebounds
  • Shot .480 rom the field and .667 from the free throw line
  • Added 5 blocks, 2 steals and 3 assists
  • Had 1 block and 1 rebound vs. Kansas State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament
  • Scored on a dunk at Utah
  • Saw action against San Diego State
  • Totaled 1 assist and 1 rebound at Wyoming
  • Had 1 block in 4 minutes at Colorado State
  • Scored 4 points against Air Force
  • Had 2 points and 1 rebound at UNLV
  • Against TCU, had 4 points, 3 boards, 1 block and 1 assist in 10 minutes
  • Had 1 block and 1 rebound at New Mexico
  • Played 2 minutes at SDSU
  • Recorded 1 block, 1 point and 1 rebound against Colorado State
  • At Air Force, played 1 minute
  • Played 1 minute against UNLV
  • Against Eastern New Mexico, scored 2 points, grabbed 1 rebound and had 1 assist
  • Scored 2 points in 4 minutes at Arizona
  • Had 1 point and 1 rebound in 2 minutes vs. Nebraska
  • Played 3 minutes vs. Nevada
  • Against Eastern Washington, had 4 rebounds and 2 points
  • Scored 7 points and grabbed 5 rebounds, both season highs, in only 6 minutes against Wagner
  • Against San Francisco, grabbed 1 rebound in 4 minutes of action
  • Played 2 minutes at Utah State
  • Had 1 rebound in 2 minutes of action against Weber State
  • Against Southern, scored 4 points, had 2 blocks, 1 rebound and a career-high 2 steals
  • Nabbed 4 rebounds in 10 minutes at Hawaii
  • Scored 3 points and had 2 rebounds against Idaho State
  • Saw 2 minutes of action against Bradley.

2010-2011 | Junior Year

  • Played in 31 games
  • Named Academic All-MWC
  • Averaged 1.1 points and 1.3 rebounds per game
  • Played 25 minutes vs. Arizona and posted 6 boards, 2 blocks and 3 points
  • Had 5 blocks vs. San Diego State at home