Gregory Wayne "Cadillac" Anderson
Basketball
Willowridge High School


San Antonio Spurs, Milwaukee Bucks, New Jersey Nets, Detroit Pistons, Atlanta Hawks

Biography

Gregory Wayne "Cadillac" Anderson (born June 22, 1964 in Houston, Texas) is an American former professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association.

A 6' 10" power forward/center, he was part of the later versions of the Phi Slamma Jamma teams at the University of Houston, succeeding Akeem Olajuwon upon his move to the Houston Rockets of the NBA.

He earned the nickname "Cadillac" because he rode his bicycle to and from campus. He competed in the 1984 Final Four in Seattle while at UofH.

He was selected 23rd overall by the San Antonio Spurs in the 1987 NBA Draft. He also played for the Milwaukee Bucks, New Jersey Nets, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons, and Atlanta Hawks. The 1988-89 season spent with the Spurs was his most productive, averaging 13.7 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. In 1991-92, with the Nuggets, he averaged 11.5 points and a career-best 11.5 rebounds per game. He participated with playoff teams for the Spurs, Bucks, and Hawks. He also played in the Italian league with Phonola Caserta in 1993, averaging 16 points and more than 13 rebounds per game.

In October, 1998, he pleaded guilty to one count of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute in Biloxi, Mississippi and was sentenced to five months in prison.

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