Saturday, May 24, 2008
Anderson Withdraws from Draft
Memphis junior guard Antonio Anderson announced that he has withdrawn his name from the NBA Draft and will return to the Tigers for his senior season. "I got feedback that I’d go second round, and I wasn’t comfortable with that," Anderson said. "Coming back here for another year, I can get better in every aspect of my game and try to win some more ballgames and have fun again, have another great year and see where it can take me." He also said that the talent in this year's draft played a factor in his decision. "As stocked as the draft is and a lot of freshmen coming out, it’s pushing a lot of guys back," Anderson said. "I’m not going to make a mistake that would impact me for the rest of my life." Memphis already lost Derrick Rose and Chris Douglas-Roberts to the draft, and Robert Dozier has yet to make a final decision regarding his draft future. Anderson averaged 8.6 points and 3.4 assists per game last season, leading the Tigers in minutes played for the third year in a row.