Anderson Inks Two-Year Deal With Maccabi Haifa
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Former Robert Morris University men's basketball student-athlete Karvel Anderson (2012-14) has signed a two-year contract with Maccabi Hunter Hafia of the Israeli Basketball Super League, it was announced today.
Anderson spent the last two seasons playing for Andrea Costa Imola as part of Serie A2 Basket in Italy. Last season Anderson averaged 17.3 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 31 games while shooting 39.2 percent (93-for-237) from beyond the arc. He scored a career-high 45 points while adding five rebounds and three steals against Roseto (2/7/16), converting 14 of his 24 shots from the floor while going a perfect 9-for-9 at the free-throw line.
In his first season with Andrea Costa Imola in 2014-15 Anderson averaged 13.1 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.1 assists per contest while converting 39 percent of his shots from deep.
"As a program we couldn't be happier for Karvel in signing his deal with Maccabi Haifa," RMU head coach Andrew Toole said. "What he did on the court as a member of the Colonials as well as the last two years in Italy is a testament to the hard work that Karvel puts forth on a daily basis. Most importantly, Karvel is a fantastic human being, and we couldn't be more proud of him."
Maccabi Haifa has a long and storied legacy, as the team was one of the original eight to form the Premier League for the 1953-54 season. Under the ownership of American businessman Jeffrey Rosen, who purchased the team in July of 2007, Maccabi Haifa earned its first title in franchise history by being crowned 2013 Israeli League champions.
In two seasons at Robert Morris, Anderson appeared in 69 games, averaging 16.3 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game. He concluded his career with 1,123 points, becoming just the third player in program history, including the second at the Division I level, to eclipse the 1,000-point plateau in just two years.
As a senior in 2013-14, Anderson started all 36 games, averaging 19.7 points per game while shooting 51 percent (248-for-486) from the field, including 46.3 percent (119-for-257) from beyond the arc, and 84.1 percent (95-for-113) at the free-throw line. He established RMU single-season program records for points (710), field goals (248), three-point field goals (119), three-point field goals made per game (3.31), double-figure scoring games (33), 20-point scoring efforts (19) and 30-point scoring contests (4). For his efforts, Anderson was named the 2014 Northeast Conference (NEC) Player of the Year.
In six seasons under Toole, Robert Morris has compiled an overall record of 120-87 (.580), including a mark of 73-33 (.689) against NEC foes. Toole has guided the Colonials to a pair of NEC regular-season championships (2013, 2014) as well as the 2015 NEC Tournament title.
Since the beginning of the 2007-08 campaign, RMU has posted an overall record of 193-118 (.621), with the 193 victories tied for 13th with Valparaiso among mid-major programs in the country.