Eric Anderson was best known for his college career at Indiana University and played two seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the New York Knicks.
He was a forward who stood at 6’9″.
He schooled in St. Francis DeSales High School on Chicago’s far southeast side and was named 1988’s Mr. Basketball for the state of Illinois.
He was named Most Outstanding Player of 1992 NCAA Tournament’s West Regional after helping lead Indiana University to the Final Four.
Eric Anderson finished his college career with 1,715 points and 825 rebounds.
When he ended his college career, he was not selected in the 1992 NBA draft, however, signed with the New York Knicks for the 1992–93 NBA season, in which he played 16 games.
Eric Anderson also played 11 games of the following season before being waived.
Eric had an NBA career average of 1.6 points and 1.1 rebounds per game and was an all-time 2-for-2 from the three-point line.
While he was with the Knicks, Anderson, who spent most of the time on the bench, was cheered for wildly by New York fans when inserted in the final minutes of a 114–79 blowout against the Boston Celtics.
As a member of the Knicks, in January 1994, Anderson and Harold Ellis of the Los Angeles Clippers got involved in a seemingly bizarre shoving match at Madison Square Garden.
Ellis threw a forearm for no apparent reason into Anderson’s face, as the two players ran downcourt, which was denied.
Eric Anderson passed away at 48 years old.