Kyle Anderson’s dream of playing in the NBA became a reality when he was selected with the 30th pick in the first round in the 2014 NBA Draft by the defending champion San Antonio Spurs.
While some saw Anderson’s lack of athleticism and defensive ability as flaws, Gregg Popovich and the Spurs feel his basketball IQ and passing abilities already make him a great fit for the silver and black. His father, Kyle Sr. says his son will adjust to the NBA game very quickly and will use the ‘doubters’ as his fuel.
“His game will translate to the NBA the same way it did when the doubters doubted him on the college level, when the doubters doubted him on the high school level,” Kyle Anderson Sr. said. “Production. It will translate into production. Playing with a team like San Antonio that’s about passing, getting teammates involved — that’s a tremendous setting for him.”
Anderson and his father are already hitting the gym in to prepare for the upcoming season as Kyle Anderson Jr. says he wants to be in the best shape of his life when he lands in the Alamo City for training camp in October.
Anderson averaged 14.6 points, 6.5 assists and 8.8 rebounds last season with the UCLA Bruins.