Derek L. Anderson is Naväge Nasal Care's newest Ambassador. A high school All-Star in the state of Kentucky, Anderson played college basketball at the Ohio State University and the University of Kentucky where he helped them win the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship. That team featured nine future NBA players under coach Rick Pitino. Anderson went on to graduate from the University of Kentucky in 1997 with a degree in pharmacy.
In his professional career, Anderson was first selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers as the 13th overall pick in the 1997 NBA draft. He played for Cleveland from 1997 to 1999 and would be the last Cavalier to wear #23 before LeBron James. Anderson continued his career with the LA Clippers and the Portland Trail Blazers before landing in Miami. The Heat won the 2006 NBA Finals in six games after defeating the Dallas Mavericks to give Anderson his first championship. He finished the final two seasons of his career with the Charlotte Bobcats.
Derek is currently a Player Wellness Counselor for the NBPA (National Basketball Players Association). In this role Anderson works to assist players with the unique emotional and mental challenges associated with being an NBA player as well as provide insight into the mental health services that the NBPA offers.
The Stamina Foundation
After retiring from the game in 2008, Anderson decided to come back home to make an impact on young people. The mission of the Stamina Foundation is to empower youth and young adults with the resources and life skills they need to follow their dreams.
To learn more, please click on following link: The Stamina Foundation Official Website