5 - Gerard Anderson
Gerard Anderson
Born: 06/16/1987
Height: 6-6
Weight: 205
Year: Senior
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
High School: Carson HS
College: Saddleback College
Position: F
Experience: 1V

Gerard Anderson earned honorable mention All-Big West Conference in 2008-09... started 29 games and led the Titans in rebounding at 5.8 rpg... was third on the team in scoring at 9.0 ppg... shot 54 percent from the floor... scored in double figures 15 times... led team with 45 steals... erupted for 14 points in a span of less than 5 minutes on his way to a 20-point second half in the season opener vs. Texas State... finished with a season-high 21 points... had season-high 12 rebounds vs. Wake Forest on Nov. 27... injured an ankle one minute into the Central Michigan game, missing the balance plus the next game at Montana State.

SADDLEBACK COLLEGE: Two-year starter for the Gauchos... as a sophomore earned first-team All-Orange Empire Conference honors... averaged 12 points and 7 rebounds for the season... had 12 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals before fouling out in the state championship semifinals, a 76-75 loss to eventual champion Fresno City College... had 23 points in quarterfinals victory over West Hills and was one of six players on the state all-tournament team... in Regional play he had 18 points in a win over L.A. City College and 20 points plus 10 rebounds in a win over San Bernardino Valley College... he hit a 7-foot bank shot with 1.4 seconds to give the Gauchos a 44-43 victory over the state's No. 4-ranked Riverside City College... for the low-scoring game, he had 15 points plus 5 rebounds and 4 steals... best scoring total was 31 points vs. L.A. Valley on Nov. 15... had 12 rebounds vs. Citrus on Dec. 8... as a freshman averaged 11.8 points and 5.6 rebounds for a 22-9 squad and earned all-state honors but not all-conference honors.

CARSON HIGH SCHOOL: Averaged 17 points, 8.7 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2 steals at small forward for the Colts and Coach Richard Masson... two-time Most Valuable Player of the Marine League as a sophomore and junior... two-time first-team All-City selection.... second-team all-state pick as a senior... most improved player as a sophomore... attended Verbum Dei HS in Los Angeles as a senior.

PERSONAL: Born on June 16, 1987, in Los Angeles... parents are Gerard Anderson and Kathy Houston... communications major but his goal is to play professional basketball... has switched jersey number from No. 24 to No. 5 for his senior season at the urging of graduated Frank Robinson (No. 5)... most memorable sports moments were the game-winning shot vs. Riverside and going to the Final Four at state in 2007.