Andrew Betts

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Andy Betts
Personal information
Born (1977-05-11) 11 May 1977 (age 39)
Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, England
Nationality British
Listed height 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m)
Listed weight 275 lb (125 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 1998 / Round: 2 / Pick: 50th overall
Selected by the Charlotte Hornets
Playing career 1998–2012
Position Centre
Career history
1998–1999 Teamsystem Bologna
1999–2000 Bipop Carire Reggio Emilia
2000 Real Madrid
2000–2003 AEK Athens
2003–2005 TAU Cerámica
2005–2007 DKV Joventut
2007–2008 Cajasol Sevilla
2009–2010 Aris Thessaloniki
2010–2011 Budivelnyk Kiev
2011–2012 Lagun Aro GBC

Andrew Richard Betts (born (1977-05-11)11 May 1977) is a British professional basketball player. He has had a mostly international career.[1]

Career notes[edit]

After starting his career as a junior player with the Leicester Riders, Betts played college basketball at C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University from 1994 to 1997 and later at Long Beach State University from 1997 to 1998. He was selected in the 1998 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Hornets in the second round, with the 50th overall draft pick after averaging 18.7 points and 10.1 rebounds as a senior at Long Beach State. He then moved to the Italian league for the 1998–99 season, signed by Fortitudo Bologna.


  • Greek cup, Greek league (AEK Athens)
  • Spanish league (Real Madrid)
  • Spanish cup (Tau Vitoria)
  • Fiba Eurocup (Joventut Badalona)
  • Final four of Euroleague ( Fortiudo Bologna) (Tau Vitoria)
  • Ukrainian League (Budivelnik Kiev)

National teams[edit]

Betts has played for both the English national basketball team and the Great Britain national basketball team. He was named England young player of the year, also England player of the year twice. Betts started his career with the English national team in 1996 aged 19.


Betts was married to Michelle Jones, a former Long Beach State volleyball player. They have two daughters and a son. Betts is the sporting ambassador for his hometown club the Leicester Riders.


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