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Mavs select Virginia's Justin Anderson No. 21 overall


AP Sports Writer

DALLAS (AP) - The Mavericks have selected Virginia's Justin Anderson with the 21st pick in the NBA draft.

Dallas has needs at several positions with three starters headed to free agency in guards Rajon Rondo and Monta Ellis, and center Tyson Chandler.

The 6-foot-6 Anderson projects as a shooting guard or small forward, which puts him in a similar mold of Chandler Parsons, one of the returning starters.

Anderson, who left Virginia after his junior season, averaged 12.2 points and 4.0 rebounds per game while shooting 45 percent from 3-point range in a season that was shortened by a broken hand and an appendectomy.

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