Ryan James Anderson (born May 6, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Anderson was born in Sacramento, California and attended Oak Ridge High School in nearby El Dorado Hills.
In 2005, Anderson helped lead the Oak Ridge Trojans to the Division II California State Championship, defeating Mater Dei High School. The game was held at ARCO Arena in Sacramento. In the opening round of that playoff series, Anderson's No. 1 ranked team narrowly averted an upset against a John H. Pitman High School team led by current NFL San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. In that game, Kaepernick scored 34 points while Anderson scored 50.