Justin Anderson had a good debut for Team USA, scoring 11 points and three rebounds on 4-of-10 shooting in the teams win over Puerto Rico Thursday.
Anderson, who was selected to Team USA’s roster on February 13, was replaced by Phil Cofer in Uniondale. Cofer is expected to make his Long Island Nets debut Friday when the team returns back to action to face the Lakeland Magic in Florida, completing their lengthy six-game road trip.
Cofer is expected to fill in for Anderson while he continues to play for USA Basketball in the upcoming FIBA AmeriCup Qualifying Games.
Anderson has played very well since his arrival in Long Island, posting averages of 23.3 points, 6.9 rebounds, and three assists on 49 percent overall and 37 percent from deep in 8.7 attempts per game. The Nets seem to have a long term interest in the 6’6” swingman. Anderson began the season playing for Raptors 905, then was called up by Brooklyn on a 10-day. After his term with the Nets was up, Matt Riccardi, the Long Island GM, traded for his rights, sending Henry Ellenson to the Toronto affiliate.
Anderson has 219 NBA games, including 23 starts, under his belt. He’s 26 years old and played with Joe Harris at Virginia.
Team USA has a long break till their next game. Their second game of the FIBA AmeriCup Qualifying Games is on November 27 against the Bahamas.