DALLAS (105.3 THE FAN) — Before hearing his name announced on the podium at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Virginia guard Justin Anderson received a phone call from an unknown number.
The caller was Mark Cuban, welcoming Anderson to the Dallas Mavericks family.READ MORE: 'My Home Is Still Uninhabitable': 10 Months After Winter Storm Some Texans Still Waiting On Insurance Claims
“It feels fantastic. I am so excited to be part of the Mavs family,” Anderson said with Shan & RJ on 105.3 The Fan.
Anderson says he began paying close attention to the selections around pick No. 14. The 6-foot-6 SG/SF went off the board to Dallas at No. 21.
For those that didn’t follow the ACC this season, Anderson offered this self-evaluation about his game this morning.
“Very vocal player, being able to communicate constantly with my teammates. I just want to be a great teammate, being able to shoot and knock down a jumpshot from 3. Being able to use my athleticism to get to the basket and finish. Being able to guard multiple positions on defense. I think those are just a couple of things that I’m capable of doing. What’s best for me, and what’s scary, is that I have so much room for improvement. I can’t wait to continue to learn because I’ve learned so much already.”
Compares himself and models his game after Spurs guard Danny Green, Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard, Bulls guard Jimmy Butler.
“That wave of players who are able to defend at a very high level and just want to enhance their offensive game every summer. You can definitely see that they’ve been putting in the work.”READ MORE: Wife Of Suspected Killer Of Mesquite Officer Charged With Aggravated Assault With A Deadly Weapon In Disturbance Preceding Fatal Shooting
Anderson also revealed his favorite food and TV shows, and hinted at what he sees himself doing AFTER basketball.
Anderson’s head coach at Virginia, Tony Bennett, also joined Shan & RY this morning:
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