Drejer with Lottomatica Roma
December 8, 1982 |
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||225 lb (102 kg)|
|NBA draft||2004 / Round: 2 / Pick: 51st overall|
|Selected by the New Jersey Nets|
|2007–2008||Lottomatica Virtus Roma|
Johan Christian Drejer (born December 8, 1982) is a retired Danish professional basketball player who in March 2008 was released from his contract with Virtus Roma and is a former player of SISU Copenhagen, the Florida Gators, Winterthur FCB and Virtus Bologna.
He was also a Danish national team player. He was drafted in the second round of the 2004 NBA draft by the New Jersey Nets with the 51st pick as the first Dane ever drafted by the NBA. This pick was not without controversy as some had been questioning his character because he had quit the Florida Gators basketball team halfway through the previous season. He never played in the NBA.
In his first year of college basketball, Drejer had an injury in his left foot which kept him sidelined for most of the season. The injury remained a problem for the rest of his career. In 2007–08 he had surgery twice but never fully recovered; in March 2008 he was released from his contract by Virtus Roma and on March 11 the Basketball Federation of Denmark (Danmarks Basketball-Forbund) sent out a press release announcing Drejer's retirement.
Notes and references
- "Stort tab for dansk basket" (in Danish). Danmarks Basketball-Forbund. 2008-03-11. Archived from the original on April 16, 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-11.
- Katz, Andy (2004-02-20). "Drejer's decision cause for concern". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2007-08-17.
- English, Antonya (2004-02-19). "Drejer leaves Florida". St. Petersburg Times. Retrieved 2007-08-17.
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