Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Travis Walton replaces Alan Anderson on D-League roster

Former Spartan Alan Anderson signed a 10-day contract with the Toronto Raptors on Monday, so the Canton Charge filled the open roster spot with another former Spartan: Travis Walton.

A Lima, Ohio native, Walton has spent the last two seasons playing in Germany and Switzerland. Walton was a three-year captain at MSU from 2005-09 and was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year in 2009. After spending some time in Europe, Walton was back at MSU the following season as a student assistant coach as MSU made its second straight Final Four. He then went back to Europe to continue playing. The Charge's next game is Thursday night.

The 29-year-old Anderson was averaging 21.5 points and 4.6 rebounds in eight games with the Charge before being signed Monday. Anderson was actually watching film with the Charge early Monday and was dressed for the Raptors later that night. He hit two free throws, grabbed a rebound and had an assist in eight minutes in Toronto's loss. He played 13 minutes in Wednesday's win, scoring seven points with one rebound and one assist.

Anderson played at MSU from 2001-05 and has been playing all over the world since. He said he was in China last season.

Here is a video of Anderson talking with Toronto media about the experience.

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