I am proud to say that Lynn's Anthony Anderson is having so much success in the ABA.  Anderson played for my AAU team when I had the likes of Scott Hazelton (Central Catholic High School, UConn, URI), Kevin Reed (Dennis Yarmouth High School, UMaine) and Tom McLaughlin (Andover High, Princeton).  Anderson attended and played for UMass Amherst under coach Bruiser Flint and then coach Steve Lapas, and now plays for the ABA Manchester Millrats.   Anthony's brother Antonio is currently the starting point guard for the University of Memphis and coach John Calapari.  Congratulations to Anthony for his great success.  Keep up the good work.

Anthony Anderson Named the #3 Ranked Minor League Player in the Nation

The Manchester Millrats star guard, Anthony Anderson, has been named the third best minor league player in the nation, by ProBasketballNews.com.

The rankings, which are released bi-annually, cover players in the ABA, CBA, PBL, and NBDL.

Anderson was the highest rated ABA player, and the two players ahead of him (Morris Almond and Billy Thomas) are in the NBDL and are under contract with NBA clubs.

Anderson shoots an eye-popping 69% from the floor and 48% from three point range, while averaging 22.8 points per game (32.4 since Jan 1).  The top players on the list are:

1. Morris Almond 6'6 G Utah Flash (NBDL)
2. Billy Thomas 6'6 G Colorado 14ers (NBDL)
3. Anthony Anderson 5'11 G Manchester Millrats (ABA)
4. Elton Brown 6'9 C-F Colorado 14ers (NBDL)
5. Desmond Ferguson 6'7 F Yakama Sun Kings (CBA)
6. Eddie Gill 6'0 G Colorado 14ers (NBDL)
7. Sun Yue 6'9 G Beijing Aoshen (ABA)
8. Tyrone Rayson 6'6 F Texas Tycoons (ABA)
9. Cedric McGinnis 6'9 F-C Wilmington Sea Dawgs (PBL)
10. Odell Bradley 6'4 G-F Butte Daredevils (CBA)
11. Lance Allred 6'11 C Idaho Stampede (NBDL)
12. Ryan Edwards 6'5 F Quad City Riverhawks (PBL)
13. Josh Pace 6'5 G East Kentucky Minors (CBA)
14. James Jackson 6'9 F East Kentucky Minors (CBA)
15. Kasib Powell 6'7 F Sioux Falls Sky Force (NBDL)
16. Taurean Minor 5'11 G Houston Takers (ABA)
17. Ian Mahinmi 6'11 C Austin Toros (NBDL)
18. Stanley Thomas 6'5 G Chicago Throwbacks (PBL)
19. Terrance Green 6'3 G Vermont Frost Heaves (ABA)

Fans can see Anthony Anderson in action this weekend on Saturday and Sunday at 7 pm as the Millrats face the Quebec Kebs.   Saturday's game is at Southern New Hampshire University, and Sunday's game will be at the Sportszone in Derry, NH (www.nhsportszone.com).