Andersen: Spelt, Andersen with an ‘e’
Previous Teams: 1999 Wollongong Hawks, 2000 – 2003 Kinder Bologna, 2004 Montepaschi Siena, 2005 – 2008 CSKA Moscow, 2009 FC Barcelona, 2009 – 2010 Houston Rockets, 2010 Toronto Raptors, 2011 New Orleans, 2012 Montepaschi Siena, 2013 Fenerbahce, 2014 Strasbourg IG, 2015 – 2016 ASVEL Basket, 2017 Melbourne United
Career Highlights: After attending the AIS and bouncing around a few professional clubs, Andersen was drafted into the NBA by the Atlanta Hawks with the 37th pick in 2002. He never played for the Hawks but in 2009, his rights were traded to the Houston Rockets. He played for the Houston Rockets, Toronto Raptors and the New Orleans Hornets. Andersen has won a number of championships across the world, including; three Euroleague championships (2001, 2006, 2008), three Lega Basket A championships (2001, 2004, 2012), three Russian League championships (2005, 2007, 2008), a Liga ACB championship (2009) and a LNB Pro A championship (2016). He has also been awarded the Lega Basket Serie A Finals MVP (2004), the Italian Cup MVP (2012) and the Turkish Cup MVP (2013). He has been named in the All-Euroleague First Team (2005) and as a French League All-Star (2016). Andersen has been a regular in the Australian National Team since 2003. Winning many FIBA Oceania Championships. Andersen’s career high is 28 points came in the Euroleague against Olympiacos in 2012. His high in rebounds is 13 which was in 2016 against Nancy in the French League. Most recently he represented Australia at the Rio Olympics, his fourth Olympics campaign where the team fell just shy of a bronze medal.
In his time in the NBA, Andersen averaged 4.9 points and 2.8 rebounds in 12.3 minutes. Andersen’s career high is 28 points came in the Euroleague against Olympiacos in 2012. His high in rebounds is 13 which was in 2016 against Nancy in the French League.