ANDhe UCAM Murcia already has a star signing for next season. This is James Anderson, a 33-year-old forward and 1.98 meters tall with extensive experience in the Euroleague, a competition that he has won in the last two seasons enrolled in Anadolu Efes.

Anderson trained at Oklahoma State University, where he averaged 23 points and six rebounds per game, which led him to be chosen by the Spurs in 20th place in the 2010 draft. In the NBA he played 247 games in five seasons divided between the San Antonio franchise, the Rockets, the Sixers and the Kings. He averaged 5.8 points and 2.3 rebounds during his American League career.

James Anderson tries to get past Gabriel Deck's defense during the EuroLeague final.
James Anderson tries to get past Gabriel Deck’s defense during the EuroLeague final.

His first campaign in Europe was at Zalgiris Kaunas, where he made a big impression averaging 14.5 points per game. He then played one season at Darussafaka and another at Khimki before joining Efes, where he has been four years.

In the last two, he helped the team to become EuroLeague champion alongside Vasilije Micic and Shane Larkin. Throughout 223 games in the continental competition he has averaged 6.6 points, 3.1 rebounds and 6.8 PIR credits.

Anderson stood out as a scorer in the early years of his career, but has managed to convert himself into a multifaceted player. It is probable that in the UCAM he will have to return to exploit that vis scorer, although a great physical deployment will be required, according to the traditional game of the Murcian team. In any case, a luxury signing.