Christian Drejer

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Christian Drejer
Christian Drejer.JPG
Drejer with Lottomatica Roma
Personal information
Born (1982-12-08) December 8, 1982 (age 32)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Nationality Danish
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
College Florida (2002–2004)
NBA draft 2004 / Round: 2 / Pick: 51st overall
Selected by the New Jersey Nets
Pro career 2004–2008
Position Small forward
Career history
2004–2005 Winterthur FCB
2005–2007 Virtus Bologna
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[1] 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[2] because he had quit the Florida Gators basketball team halfway through the previous season.[3] He never played in the NBA.

Retirement[edit]

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.[1]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Stort tab for dansk basket" (in Danish). Danmarks Basketball-Forbund. 2008-03-11. Retrieved 2008-03-11. [dead link]
  2. ^ Katz, Andy (2004-02-20). "Drejer's decision cause for concern". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2007-08-17. 
  3. ^ English, Antonya (2004-02-19). "Drejer leaves Florida". St. Petersburg Times. Retrieved 2007-08-17.