David Andersen

David Andersen

Basketball Schedule & Results

(Local) / 11:30 AM 21 Aug (Rio)
Men's Bronze Medal Game

88 (Lost)

89 (Won)

Australia

Spain


David Andersen


Spain (ESP)

(Local) / 07:00 PM 19 Aug (Rio)
Men's Semifinal

61 (Lost)

87 (Won)

Australia

Serbia


David Andersen


(Local) / 11:00 AM 17 Aug (Rio)
Men's Quarterfinal

90 (Won)

64 (Lost)

Australia

Lithuania


David Andersen


(Local) / 07:00 PM 14 Aug (Rio)
Men's Preliminary Round Group A

81 (Won)

56 (Lost)

Australia

Venezuela


David Andersen


(Local) / 02:15 PM 12 Aug (Rio)
Men's Preliminary Round Group A

68 (Lost)

93 (Won)

People's Republic of China

Australia


David Andersen


(Local) / 07:00 PM 10 Aug (Rio)
Men's Preliminary Round Group A

88 (Lost)

98 (Won)

Australia

United States of America


David Andersen


(Local) / 02:15 PM 8 Aug (Rio)
Men's Preliminary Round Group A

80 (Lost)

95 (Won)

Serbia

Australia


David Andersen


(Local) / 02:15 PM 6 Aug (Rio)
Men's Preliminary Round Group A

87 (Won)

66 (Lost)

Australia

France


David Andersen


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Athlete Biography

David Andersen will earn a slice of history in Rio by becoming one of only eight Australian men’s basketballers to appear at four Olympic Games.

The 7-footer from Melbourne began playing basketball at Frankston East Primary School and after impressing in the junior ranks moved to Canberra to join the AIS. He would join the Wollongong Hawks in the NBL for a season before beginning to play in Italy.

After breaking into the senior national side in 2003 he made his Olympic debut at the 2004 Athens Games where Australia finished ninth. He would play the majority of the next four years in Russia, where he won three national titles and two Euroleague Championships, before moving on to play for Barcelona. He would again be a part of the Australian side that competed at the Beijing 2008 Games where the side finished in 7th.

His superb form did not go unnoticed with the Houston Rockets trading for him and then buying out his Barcelona contract after a decade in Europe. He made his NBA debut in 2009 and went on to play 103 games in the NBA with the Rockets, the Toronto Raptors and the New Orleans Hornets across two seasons.

With Andrew Bogut on the sidelines, Andersen became the starting centre for the Australian side and went on to produce his best Games performance at London 2012 averaging 12 points and 6 rebounds in just over 25 minutes per game. The Aussies were eventually knocked out of the competition by the US side in the quarter-finals. He has since played in Italy, Turkey and won the 2016 French title with ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne.

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Olympic Information

  • 2012 London - 7th (basketball) 2008 Beijing - 7th (basketball) 2004 Athens - 9th (basketball)

Recent Performances

  • Won 3-2 – French League finals: Playing for Asvel Lyon–Villeurbanne vs Strasbourg (Lyon & Strasbourg, France)
  • 1st – 2015 Oceania Championships (Melbourne & Wellington)
  • 12th – 2014 World Cup (Spain)
  • 1st – 2013 Oceania Championships (Canberra & Auckland)

Career Highlights

  • Competing at three Olympic Games for Australia.
  • Winning multiple titles in Europe.

Training

  • Coach
    Andrej Lemanis (2014-current)
  • Primary Training Base
    France