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#0 Aaron Anderson
Position: Guard
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 150
Year: Senior
Hometown: Brooklyn Park, Minn.
High School: Osseo High School
Major: Business Economics
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Aaron Anderson Bio
Courtesy: UNDsports.com
Release: 10/26/2011

2012-13 (Junior): Only player to start all 33 games during the season ... Named to the All-Big Sky second team after averaging a career-high 13.3 ppg and 3.3 apg ... Became the 33rd player in UND history to join the 1,000-point club and just the 10th junior to reach the feat ... Ranked among the top 10 in the league in free-throw percentage (86.0; fourth), assists (3.3/g; eighth) and steals (1.4/g; seventh) ... The 86.0 percent clip from the foul line was the third best in a single-season by a UND player ... Moved into 10th place on UND's career-charts with 111 steals and 341 made free throws ... Owned a 1.9:1 assist-to-turnover ratio, which was also fourth best in the Big Sky ... Only player in the Big Sky to make double-digit free throws in a game without a miss (10-for-10 at Weber State; Jan. 5) ... Upped his average in Big Sky play to 14.6 ppg (10th overall) and shot 86.6 percent from the charity stripe in league games (third overall) ... Led the team with a 41.1 percent clip from 3-point range ... Finished with 21 double-figure scoring games, including 13 in Big Sky play ... Posted five 20-plus scoring games, including a career-high 25 points in a home win over Portland State (Jan. 19) ... Dished out a career-high 10 assists (only one turnover) to go with seven points in helping team overcome a 22-point deficit in win at Northern Arizona (Jan. 26) ... Made a season-high 11 free throws (12 attempts) and scored 20 points in road win at Montana State (Feb. 7) ... Pulled down a season-high seven rebounds in home win over Sacramento State (Feb. 14) ... Scored 21 points in a road win at Northern Colorado, which included the game winning 3-point basket in the closing seconds ... Made a season-high eight field goals (12 attempts) in road win at Eastern Washington (March 2) ... Averaged 11.5 ppg in the Big Sky Tournament as UND reached the semifinals ... Earned third letter.

2011-2012 (Sophomore):
Started all 32 games and averaged over 30 minutes per game … Ranked second on the team with an 11.0 ppg average and 12th in the Great West Conference … Earned honorable mention All-Great West honors … Led all GWC guards with 40 assists (4.0/g) in league play and also averaged 9.3 ppg in those contests … Ranked second behind teammate Jamal Webb in 3-point field goal percentage in GWC games with a 48 percent success rate (12-for-25) and his 2.4:1 assist-to-turnover ratio was also second best in the league … His 48.7 field goal percentage (113-for-232) was tops by a guard in the GWC and his 48.1 3-point field goal percentage in overall games was a league best  … Led team and ranked seventh in the league in free-throw percentage (77.6; 90-for-116) … Reached double figures in 20 games, including twice scoring a career-high of 20 points vs. future Big Sky foes … His 20-point games came in a home overtime win against Montana (Nov. 23) and a road loss at Idaho State (Dec. 3) … Made a season-high seven field goals (11 attempts) against the Bengals, including a 4-for-4 effort from beyond the arc … Had five or more assists in five different contests, including a career-high eight vs. NJIT (Jan. 26) … Added 11 points and five rebounds in the home win over the Highlanders … Ended the season by making his last 15 free throw attempts … Averaged 10.0 ppg in the GWC Tournament … Earned second letter.

2010-11 (Freshman): Appeared in all 34 games during his first collegiate season, garnering one start against South Dakota School of Mines ... Averaged 7.6 ppg, 1.9 rpg and 1.8 apg ... Led the team with 145 free throw attempts, connecting on 116 of those (80.0 percent) ... Reached double figures in 11 contests, including 10 points against Waldorf College (Nov. 12) in his collegiate debut ... Part of a freshman class that produced more of its team’s points than any other Division I team in the country ... Scored all 11 points from the charity stripe (12 attempts) in a home win over Sacramento State (Nov. 19) ... That was one of four double-digit free throw efforts during the season, including a pair of 12-for-14 efforts vs. Utah Valley (Jan. 20) and vs. Houston Baptist (Jan. 29) ... Scored 18 points off the bench at Northern Iowa (Nov. 27), connecting on all four of his 3-point attempts ... Tallied a season-high 19 points in the quadruple overtime setback to Utah Valley (Jan. 20) ... Scored 11 points and grabbed a season-high eight rebounds in the Great West Conference Tournament championship game vs. South Dakota (March 12) ... Dished out a season-high six assists in the quarterfinal win over Texas-Pan American (March 10) ... Earned first letter.

Before UND: Earned three letters for head coach Tim Theisen at Osseo High School ... Averaged a team-high 13.0 ppg and 5.7 apg in his final prep season ... Set the school’s single-season assist mark with 159 as a senior ... Top 25 finalist for the Minnesota Mr. Basketball Award ... McDonald’s All-American nominee ... As a junior, led his team to a runner-up finish at the Class 4A State Tournament  where he earned a spot on the all-tournament team ... Two-time All-Northwest Suburban Conference honoree ... Member of the A-B Honor Roll in all four of his high school academic years.  

Personal: Majoring in business economics ... Son of Ernest and Norma Anderson.

Anderson's Career Statistics

Year

  GP-GS

Min

FG-FGA

FG%

3FG-FGA

3FG%

FT-FTA

FT%

Rebs

Avg.

PF

Asst

TOs

Blk

Stl Pts Avg.

2010-11

34-1

750 62-171 .363 20-57 .351 116-145 .800 65 1.9 47 64    52 2 25 260 7.6
2011-12 32-32 963 113-323 .487 33-77 .481 90-116 .776 90 2.8 40 93 56 3 41 353 11.0
2012-13 33-33 1053 126-290 .434 53-129 .411 135-157 .860 110 3.3 44 109    56 2 45 440 13.3
2013-14 34-30 1000 114-249 .458 39-99 .394 110-137 .803 84 2.5 51 94 42 0 30 377 11.1
Totals 133-96 3766 415-942 .441 149-362 .412 451-555 .813 349 2.6 182 360 206 7 141 1430 10.8