Justin Anderson taken by Dallas in NBA Draft first round

justin dunkUVA junior Justin Anderson was selected by the Dallas Mavericks with the 21st pick in the 2015 NBA Draft.

Anderson, a 6’6” guard, was an early entrant into the NBA Draft after finishing his third year at Virginia in 2015.

Anderson averaged 12.2 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game in 2014-2015, shooting 46.6 percent from the field and 45.2 percent from three-point range for the Cavs.

The 2014 ACC Sixth Man of the Year, Anderson moved into a starting role for coach Tony Bennett in his junior season, before going down with a broken finger on his left hand in a Feb. 7 win over Louisville.

Anderson also missed time after undergoing an emergency appendectomy before returning for the 2015 postseason.

Dallas is coached by 1984 UVA alum Rick Carlisle.

         
 

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