Rose Anderson, the face of
Scottish basketball in France

Rose Anderson joining the Cercle Sainte Paul Rezé Basket in Nationale Féminine 1 (Division 3) may not seem like headline news but Anderson is known by all fans of French Women's basketball.

In the Olympic Games during the match between Great Britain and France Anderson ran straight into Edwige Lawson-Wade knocking her flying to the ground while stopping a French fast break attack.

En bas de la page trouvez des informations sur Anderson en français.

The international career of Anderson who is 24 started at the age of 14 when she first played for Scotland in 2002. By 2006 she had represented Scotland at U16, U18 and senior level.

Anderson furthered her basketball education by going to America in 2006. She attended Northern Oklahoma College, a junior college for two years. She then transferred to the University of Central Oklahoma (NCAA Div 2) to complete her education.

Rose Anderson © FIBA Europe

She played basketball for the remaining two years of her eligibility (2008-2010). In 2011 she completed her education while joining the rowing team.

After having a break from international basketball in 2007, she was back in 2008, this time for Great Britain at the U20 European Championship for Women. She also participated in two World Student Games (2009, 2011) and EuroBasket Women 2011.

Rose Anderson is the face of Scottish Basket and a candidate for the Great Britain EuroBasket Women 2013 team.

Anderson might have never been a basketball player because she was thinking of following her brother and becoming a boxer. Her brother is a Commonwealth Games Gold medallist and is currently a professional boxer.

Anderson was directed towards basketball by her physical education teacher and then learned to play the game with the Edinburgh Kool Kats.

Last season (2011-12) she played in the English League for the first time in her career with a Welsh club, UWIC.

Anderson replaces Swedish international Kajsa Lundahl at CSP Rezé and joins Estonia international Trinn Teppo as the second foreign player in the team.

Un visage écossais en France

Rose Anderson © Dan Wooller/  A l'age de 24 ans, Rose Anderson est déjà une célébrité du basketball dans son pays natal, l’Écosse.

Des ses 14 ans, elle représente l’équipe nationale de l’Écosse avant de joindre la Grande Bretagne en 2007. Son parcours sportif la voit faire ses études aux États-Unis à partir de 2006 en continuant de jouer au basket pour 4 ans mais en terminant sa cinquième année avec un autre sport, l'aviron.

Depuis l'été 2012 Rose Anderson est surtout connue pour son sang froid dans la rencontre France contre la Grande Bretagne aux Jeux Olympiques en heurtant Edwige Lawson-Wade pendant une attaque offensive des Braqueueses.

Pour cette saison, Anderson (178 cm) portera les couleurs d'une équipe évoluant en NF1 en France, le CSP Rezé, remplaçant la Suédoise internationale Kajsa Lundahl et évoluant en tant que ailière/arrière.

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Date created: 3 November 2012

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