David Andersen

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David Andersen
DavidAndersen.jpg
Andersen during his tenure with FC Barcelona
No. 13 – ASVEL Basket
Position Power forward / Center
League LNB Pro A
Personal information
Born (1980-06-23) 23 June 1980 (age 34)
Melbourne, Victoria
Nationality Australian / Danish
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school Lake Ginninderra (Canberra, ACT)
NBA draft 2002 / Round: 2 / Pick: 37th overall
Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
Pro career 1998–present
Career history
1998–1999 Wollongong Hawks
1999–2003 Kinder Bologna
2003–2004 Montepaschi Siena
2004–2008 CSKA Moscow
2008–2009 FC Barcelona
2009–2010 Houston Rockets
2010 Toronto Raptors
2010–2011 New Orleans Hornets
2011–2012 Montepaschi Siena
2012–2013 Fenerbahçe
2014 Strasbourg IG
2014–present ASVEL Basket
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

David Emil Andersen (born 23 June 1980) is an Australian professional basketball player who currently plays for ASVEL Basket of the LNB Pro A. He also holds a Danish passport because he has a Danish father and an Australian mother.[1]

Early life[edit]

Andersen was born to parents Mary and Danny in Melbourne where he started playing basketball at Frankston East Primary School. His mother coached him and his brother, Stuart, at Frankston East and because there was only one team at the school, Andersen always played a year above his age.[2]

At the age of 11, Andersen joined his local basketball, the Frankston Blues, and in his first year at the club, the under 12 team he played in, won the championship. He played with the Frankston Blues Junior Program until he was 15 years old and then joined the Frankston Blues men's team, going on to play in the South Eastern Men's Conference Final, a game that was televised on the ABC TV. After a successful Under 16 Australian Junior Championships with Victoria, Andersen was selected to join the Australian Institute of Sport Basketball Development Program.[2] He subsequently moved to Canberra and in conjunction with the AIS, he attended Lake Ginninderra Secondary College. A three-year scholarship holder, Andersen played for the AIS in the Continental Basketball Association (CBA) from 1996 to 1998 where he was named the Australian Junior Male Basketballer of the Year in 1998.[2][3]

Professional career[edit]

Australia and Italy (1999–2004)[edit]

Following the conclusion of his time at the Australian Institute of Sport, Andersen signed a two-year deal with the Wollongong Hawks of the Australian National Basketball League.[2] In 1998–99, he played 25 games while averaging 6.2 points and 4.0 rebounds per game.[4]

In 1999, Andersen left Wollongong and signed a multi-year deal with Kinder Bologna of the Italian Lega Basket Serie A. In 2000–01, he helped Kinder Bologna win the Italian Cup, the Serie A championship and the Euroleague championship.[2]

On 26 June 2002, Andersen was selected with the 37th overall pick in the 2002 NBA draft by the Atlanta Hawks. He returned to Kinder Bologna for the 2002–03 season where he was named a Serie A All-Star for the first time.[2]

In 2003, Andersen was forced to leave Bologna after the club went into bankruptcy. He subsequently signed with Montepaschi Siena for the 2003–04 season and went on to win the Serie A Finals MVP award after helping Montepaschi Siena win their first title. He also helped the club reach the Euroleague Final Four for the first time as well.[2]

Russia (2004–2008)[edit]

In 2004, Andersen signed a two-year deal with CSKA Moscow, then of the Russian Basketball Super League. In his first season with CSKA, the team were crowned Russian Super League champions and Russian National Cup champions, along with also making the final four of the Euroleague. Andersen was also named in the All-Euroleague first team in 2004–05. After a fantastic start to the 2005–06 season, Andersen unfortunately dislocated his ankle and fractured his fibula in January 2006, forcing him to return to Australia for surgery, specialist treatment and rehabilitation, before heading back to Russia to continue rehab and to support his team for their Euroleague Final Four campaign. Andersen went on to re-sign with CSKA Moscow and subsequently helped them win the 2007 and 2008 Russian Super League championships, as well as the 2008 Euroleague championship.[2]

Spain (2008–2009)[edit]

In June 2008, Andersen signed a three-year deal with FC Barcelona of the Spanish Liga ACB.[5] Barcelona went on to win the 2009 Liga ACB championship.

NBA (2009–2011)[edit]

On 14 July 2009, the Atlanta Hawks traded Andersen's rights to the Houston Rockets in exchange for cash and future draft considerations.[6] On 11 August 2009, he signed a multi-year deal with the Rockets.[7]

On 28 July 2010, Andersen was traded, along with cash considerations, to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for a 2015 protected second-round pick.[8] On 20 November 2010, he was traded, along with Jarrett Jack and Marcus Banks, to the New Orleans Hornets in exchange for Jerryd Bayless and Peja Stojaković.[9]

Return to Italy (2011–2012)[edit]

On 28 June 2011, Andersen signed a three-year deal with Montepaschi Siena, returning to the club for a second stint.[10] On 19 December 2011, he was formally waived by the New Orleans Hornets following the conclusion of the NBA lockout.[11]

Turkey (2012–2013)[edit]

In August 2012, Andersen and Montepaschi agreed on a €800,000 buyout, and he subsequently signed a two-year deal with Fenerbahçe Ülker of the Turkish Basketball League.[12][13] On 12 June 2013, he parted ways with Fenerbahçe.[14]

France (2014–present)[edit]

On 22 January 2014, Andersen signed with Strasbourg IG of France for the rest of the 2013–14 LNB Pro A season.[15]

On 11 September 2014, Andersen signed a two-year deal with ASVEL Basket.[16]

International career[edit]

Andersen has represented the Australia on many occasions. As a junior in 1996 and in 1998, he played at the Albert Schweitzer Tournament where he was voted the tournament MVP. In 1999, he travelled to Portugal with the Australian men's Under 20 team to play in the World Championship for Junior Men and then Japan in 2001 for the Under 22's World Championship for Junior Men.[2]

In the 2003 off-season, Andersen was selected to play for the Australian Boomers in the Olympic Qualifying FIBA Oceania Championship against New Zealand. The Boomers won the series and secured a place in the 2004 Athens Olympic Games. He went on to play for Australia in Athens where the Boomers finished in ninth place.[2]

Andersen went on to win gold at the 2005 and 2007 FIBA Oceania Championships. He also represented Australia at both the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2010 FIBA World Championship in Turkey.

With Andrew Bogut missing the 2012 London Olympic Games due to injury, Andersen became the Boomers' starting centre at the 2012 Olympics Basketball Tournament in London. He was the Boomers' third-leading scorer behind Patty Mills and Joe Ingles, and in six games he had averages of 12 points, 6 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game, and an impressive 40% three-point field goal percentage.

As a member of the Boomers' 2014 World Cup squad, Andersen averaged 6.3 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.2 assists in six games.[17]

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: Euroleague is not the only competition in which player participated for the team during the season.


Denotes seasons in which Andersen's team won the Euroleague

NBA[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2009–10 Houston 63 0 14.1 .432 .346 .687 3.3 .7 .2 .2 5.8
2010–11 Toronto 11 0 13.6 .489 .300 1.000 3.1 .6 .3 .3 5.1
2010–11 New Orleans 29 0 7.7 .446 .385 .467 1.7 .2 .1 .2 2.7
Career 103 0 12.3 .440 .347 .674 2.8 .6 .2 .2 4.9

Euroleague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2000–01 Kinder Bologna 22 7 18.1 .550 .250 .828 3.7 .5 .5 .5 7.3 8.5
2001–02 Kinder Bologna 22 11 21.5 .483 .000 .671 4.3 .4 .9 .2 8.7 9.3
2002–03 Kinder Bologna 8 5 24.4 .415 .000 .842 4.8 .6 .5 .9 8.8 10.1
2003–04 Montepaschi 21 8 20.0 .503 .000 .641 4.6 .7 .6 .3 9.1 9.1
2004–05 CSKA Moscow 23 20 24.1 .573 .000 .828 7.0 .8 .8 .5 12.4 17.7
2005–06 CSKA Moscow 12 12 28.1 .512 .500 .917 7.7 1.1 .8 .2 14.8 17.9
2006–07 CSKA Moscow 25 6 22.4 .463 .486 .776 5.0 .9 .5 .4 9.8 11.0
2007–08 CSKA Moscow 25 20 24.5 .463 .510 .847 5.8 1.2 .6 .4 12.8 14.7
2008–09 Barcelona 23 9 21.0 .508 .404 .800 4.1 .8 .4 .6 11.1 11.2
2011–12 Montepaschi 20 19 25.7 .433 .333 .738 6.2 .9 .4 .4 11.7 11.9
2012–13 Fenerbahçe 23 15 20.2 .429 .342 .800 4.0 .4 .4 .1 7.3 6.6
Career 224 132 22.4 .491 .413 .788 5.1 .8 .6 .4 10.3 11.5

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nagy, Boti (7 August 2013). "Boomers star David Andersen may head back to NBA - but Boomers top priority". HeraldSun.com.au. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Biography". DavidAndersen.com.au. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "Past Athletes". ausport.gov.au. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "Player statistics for David Andersen". FoxSportsPulse.com. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "Barcelona adds David Andersen". Euroleague.net. 21 June 2008. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "Rockets Acquire Rights to David Andersen". NBA.com. 14 July 2009. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  7. ^ "Houston Rockets sign David Andersen". InsideHoops.com. 11 August 2009. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  8. ^ "Raptors Acquire Andersen From Houston". NBA.com. 28 July 2010. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  9. ^ "HORNETS ACQUIRE JACK, ANDERSEN AND BANKS FROM RAPTORS". NBA.com. 20 November 2010. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  10. ^ "MONTEPASCHI brings back David Andersen". Euroleague.net. 28 June 2011. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  11. ^ Reid, John (19 December 2011). "New Orleans Hornets waive David Andersen". NOLA.com. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  12. ^ "David Andersen signed the contract with Fenerbahce". Sportando.com. 14 August 2012. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  13. ^ "FENERBAHCE ULKER announces David Andersen". Euroleague.net. 16 August 2012. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  14. ^ "David Andersen, Fenerbahce agreed to part ways". Sportando.com. 12 June 2013. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  15. ^ "STRASBOURG lands legend David Andersen". Eurocupbasketball.com. 22 January 2014. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  16. ^ "ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne inks three-time champ Andersen". Euroleague.net. 11 September 2014. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  17. ^ "2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup – David Andersen". FIBA.com. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 

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