Anderson considers his choices in professional basketball

It’s decision time for former Memphis basketball star Antonio Anderson.

The Lynn Tech graduate is considering offers from European professional leagues, but he may land with a team in the National Basketball League Developmental League (NADL).

“I’ll know by the end of the week,” said Anderson, who lists Greece, Spain and Italy as possibilities for pro ball overseas.

Anderson came very close to earning a spot on the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats roster. He suited up for NBA exhibition games with the Bobcats and was one of the team’s final cuts.

“It was a great experience,” said Anderson, who has attracted interest from other NBA teams, including the Atlanta Hawks.

Lynn residents have followed Anderson’s career at Tech and at Memphis, where he led the Tigers to a berth in the Division 1 national championship game. They will be happy to hear that the 6-foot-6-inch guard will be continuing his basketball career.

“I will be playing pro ball – I just don’t know where yet,” he said.

Anderson was in attendance at the East Lynn-West Lynn Pop Warner football games Sunday at Manning Field.

4 comments for “Anderson considers his choices in professional basketball

  1. Shrae Benton
    November 6, 2009 at 8:29 am

    Congrats Tone! Best of luck with Rio! Love you!

  2. ksdksdksd
    November 6, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    Antonio, everyone in Memphis will always have love for you and will be watching your progress! Go show them what you got! God bless!

  3. bonnie
    November 7, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    We TIGER fans love Antonio and wish him the best forever and ever.
    What a fantastic and exciting player he was to watch. Four years pass by much to quickly. I wish the Grizz would pick him up. They need someone who loves to play Defense and take pride in their game like Antonio.
    MEMPHIS LOVES YOU ANTONIO!!!!

  4. ksdksdksd
    February 4, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Antonio, everyone in Memphis will always have love for you and will be watching your progress! Go show them what you got! God bless!

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