Andersen with FC Barcelona.
|No. 7 – Strasbourg IG|
|Position||Power forward / Center|
|League||LNB Pro A|
23 June 1980 |
|Nationality||Australian / Danish|
|Listed height||7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)|
|Listed weight||247 lb (112 kg)|
|High school||Lake Ginninderra
|NBA draft||2002 / Round: 2 / Pick: 37th overall|
|Selected by the Atlanta Hawks|
|Pro playing career||1998–present|
|2010–2011||New Orleans Hornets|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Andersen played in the Euroleague for 9 seasons before moving to the NBA, and was a part of three Euroleague championship teams: Virtus Bologna in 2001, and CSKA Moscow in 2006 and 2008. He did not play during the 2006 Euroleague playoffs, as he was injured, but he still was on CSKA's team that season that won the championship.
He is a power forward/center. In Europe, he is not known for being a defensive player and rebounder for his size, but for being a good offensive power forward/center that could both spread the floor and score in the low post.
Andersen started playing basketball with Frankston and as a teenager before he moved to the Australian Institute of Sport. He signed his first professional contract was with the Wollongong Hawks of the Australian National Basketball League in 1998. After just one year, he moved to the Italian A League and signed a multi-year contract with Virtus Bologna, with whom he won numerous titles in his four-year span with the team. After the team went into bankruptcy in the summer of 2003, he moved to the Italian club Montepaschi Siena, with whom he won another Italian Championship.
The following season he moved again, this time to the Russian Superleague A club CSKA Moscow. Andersen earned an All-Euroleague First Team selection in the 2004–05 Euroleague season, when CSKA made it to the Euroleague Final Four. Before the 2008–09 season, he transferred to the Spanish ACB League club FC Barcelona. With FC Barcelona, he won the Spanish Championship.
Andersen was selected by the Atlanta Hawks with the 37th draft pick in the 2002 NBA Draft. On 14 July 2009, his NBA draft rights were traded from the Atlanta Hawks to the Houston Rockets for $2 million cash and a future second round draft pick. The Rockets then paid a $500,000 contract buyout to Andersen's Spanish club FC Barcelona. Andersen then signed a 3-year contract with the Rockets worth $7.5 million, with the third year of the contract being a team option.
Australian national team
Andersen is a member of the senior Australian national basketball team. He won the gold medal at the FIBA Oceania Championship 2003, the FIBA Oceania Championship 2005, and the FIBA Oceania Championship 2007. He also represented Australia at both the 2004 Olympics Basketball Tournament and the 2008 Olympics Basketball Tournament.
Andersen also played for Australia in the 2010 FIBA World Championship in Turkey.
With Andrew Bogut missing the 2012 London Olympic Games with an injury, Andersen became the Boomers' starting centre at the 2012 Olympics Basketball Tournament. 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% 3-point field goal percentage.
Awards and accomplishments
- Australian Junior Player of the Year: (1998)
- 3x Italian Cup Champion: (2001, 2002, 2012)
- 3x Euroleague Champion: (2001, 2006, 2008)
- 2x Italian League Champion: (2001, 2004)
- 2x Triple Crown Champion: (2001, 2006)
- Italian League All-Star Game: (2003)
- Italian League Finals MVP: (2004)
- 3x Russian Cup Champion: (2005, 2006, 2007)
- All-Euroleague First Team: (2005)
- 4x Russian Super League Champion: (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)
- Spanish League Champion: (2009)
- Italian SuperCup Champion: (2011–12)
- Italian Cup MVP: (2012)
- Turkish Cup Champion: (2013)
- Turkish Cup MVP: (2013)
Australian national team
- Albert Schweitzer Tournament: MVP: (1998)
- FIBA Under-19 World Championship: All-Tournament Team: (1999)
- FIBA Oceania Championship 2003: Gold
- FIBA Oceania Championship 2005: Gold
- FIBA Oceania Championship 2007: Gold
- On 13 September 2000, Andersen was awarded the Australian Sports Medal for winning the R.E. Staunton Scholarship.
|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|
|†||Denotes seasons in which Andersen's team won the Euroleague|
- NBA.com: David Andersen Bio Page
- MONTEPASCHI brings back David Andersen.
- Fenerbahçe officially announces David Andersen.
- "STRASBOURG lands legend David Andersen". Eurocupbasketball.com. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
- Chron.com Commentary: Rockets make best of bad situation
- "Rockets Acquire Rights to David Andersen". NBA.com. 14 July 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-15.
- MyFoxHouston.com Rockets Reach Agreement with Andersen.
- "Raptors Acquire Andersen From Houston". NBA.com. 28 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-28.
- "HORNETS ACQUIRE JACK, ANDERSEN AND BANKS FROM RAPTORS". NBA.com. 20 November 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-21.
- "David Andersen". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
- The Official Site Of David Andersen
- NBA.com Profile
- Euroleague.net Profile
- Hoopshype.com Profile
- 2010 FIBA World Championship Profile
- 2008 Olympics Profile
- TBLStat.net Profile