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HELLO PROVIDENCE ARE YOU READY FOR THE ANCHORS
Following a 14-year playing career, Marcellus Anderson was named head coach of the Providence Anchors ABA on November 13, 2013, becoming the first coach for the ABA expansion Providence Anchors basketball team and will make an immediate transition from player to head coach.
Anderson, who was a standout high school basketball player in Washington DC at Cardozo High School from 1984-87, earned 1st team All-Interhigh, 2nd team All-met selection, MVP for the Cardozo High School boys basketball team 1985 and 1986, Honorable mentioned Parade ALL- American 1987 boys high school basketball players, Honor-mentioned 1987 McDonald’s All American high school boys basketball team, and Street & Smith 1987 top 100 high school senior basketball players. Anderson signed letter of intent to University of New Mexico Lobos, and was a casualty of Prop 48. The late Reggie Lewis and Andre Lafleur lured Anderson to the campus of Northeastern University where Anderson averaged 11points, 7 rebounds, and 1 block per game from 1988-1991 over a 3 year career in Boston , Ma, while earning his Bachelor’s degree in Communications 1992.
Anderson left Northeastern University with all American east honors 2nd team; all American East Tournament team, All-time leader in field goal percentage at 58.8%, Most outstanding player, Unsung hero Award, and a NCAA tournament appearance against UNC. Not drafted Anderson was invited to the Boston Celtic rookie camp, CBA Connecticut Pride and opt to take his talents to the overseas market, where Anderson played 2 years in Turkey, 1 year in Portugal, 4 years in China, 1 year in Saudi Arabia where Anderson was 1st team All Arab tournament and won the 1999 Arab Championship for Al-Hilal in Riyadh; Anderson average 19 points and 12 rebounds per game during his semi-professional career and then to the US Navy. Anderson enrolled in Webster University Graduated program and earned his Master’s in Human Resources and Management. Anderson Also played for all –Navy Basketball team from 2000 to 2005, during that period Anderson averaged 19pts, 13 rebounds and 2 blocks per game; appearing in CISM World Championship games and All-armed forces tournament Basketball team and traveling USA Men’s Basketball team.
Anderson is dedicated to improving education among the youth, by ensuring that kids of all ages have the tools needed to succeed in life through mentoring, tutoring and technology programs. Anderson is actively involved in the community by, helping veterans, achieve a better quality of life by assisting veterans in accessing medical, educational and monetary benefits. Anderson also speaks all throughout the United States from recreation centers, Basketball summer camps, high schools, universities and military installations on the importance of structure, goals, responsibility, dedication and education through sports.
Coach Anderson will bring a high tempo offence, basketball fundamentals, defensive pressure, professionalism, calmness, military background, physical presence, winning attitude and responsibility to the players of the Providence Anchors Organization; while also developing the players both mentally and physically to become better players.
Coach Anderson has 3 children: sons Markel 8 and Marcus 2 and daughter Brittany. Anderson lives in Pawtucket, RI with his wife.