David Andersen

David Andersen
Nov 08

Andersen Fires Hawks over United

The league's oldest player turned the tables on the team he helped to last season's championship as David Andersen showed there’s plenty of life in the old dog with a vintage performance in Illawarra’s hard-fought 87-81 victory over Melbourne United. The Hawks opened Round 5 on Thursday night at WIN Entertainmen... [MORE]
David Andersen
Sep 20

Small Ball Hawks Open Blitz Beating Bullets

The Illawarra Hawks have gone small and opened the NBL Blitz with an impressive 91-69 victory over the Brisbane Bullets at Bendigo Stadium on Thursday. The Hawks and Bullets opened the NBL Blitz pre-season tournament and both came in without respective centres AJ Ogilvy and Matt Hodgson. The Bullets did start str... [MORE]
David Andersen
Jun 08

Game On: Andersen out to make most of Illawarra Hawks NBL return

David Andersen can see the romance of it. The former NBA player, four-time Olympian, three-time Euro League winner and 2017-18 NBL champion has as many career honours as stamps on his passport. And here he is, coming back where it all started in 1998 at the Hawks. The 212-centimetre veteran vividly remember... [MORE]
David Andersen
Jun 04

The Illawarra Hawks Sign David Andersen

Talk about a possible storybook ending to one of Australian basketball's most storied careers... Twenty years after he was the NBL Rookie of the Year with the Illawarra Hawks, David Andersen is returning to the club for the 2018-19 season. Andersen, a 6'11 forward/centre with NBA experience and an incredibly succ... [MORE]
David Andersen
May 29

Andersen’s Storied Career Not Over, Hawks an Option

When David Andersen collapsed to the floor during Game 5 of the NBL Grand Final Series two months ago, he thought for a moment that his storied career might be over. Andersen had felt a ‘pop’ in his lower right leg and when he couldn’t put weight through it he, like everybody watching on, feared the worst. ... [MORE]
David Andersen
May 25

David Andersen Added to NBL All-Australian Team

The NBL All-Australian team have added David Andersen as a replacement for Tom Jervis who made the decision to withdraw from the tour to focus on the upcoming season and family. Andersen is coming off a championship winning campaign with Melbourne United, adding to his trophy case that includes EuroLeague titles, ... [MORE]
David Andersen
Mar 31

David Andersen keeps it simple as Melbourne United chase title win

David Andersen’s history of winning titles across the leagues of Europe has taught him a simple lesson about grand final games. You must be up at the end. It sounds silly compared to the complexity of professional basketball but the 37-year-old big man knows that is all that matters in a winner-takes-all game like ... [MORE]
David Andersen
Mar 16

David Andersen fit and firing as NBL grand final series arrives

Melbourne United veteran David Andersen has backed his side to stand up to the pressures of the NBL grand final series starting at Hisense Arena on Friday night. The 37-year-old has won championships across Europe and appeared with the Boomers at four Olympic Games but the NBL championship is one honour he is yet to w... [MORE]
David Andersen
Jan 18

Melbourne United buoyed by David Andersen’s return for NZ Breakers clash

Melbourne United will welcome back four-time Olympian David Andersen for their clash with New Zealand Breakers in Auckland on Thursday night. Melbourne have won their last seven games and have found a way to fight on despite being undermanned with Andersen and reserve centre Majok Majok (groin) both out. Andersen... [MORE]
David Andersen
Nov 08

Melbourne United star David Andersen takes “paternal leave” for Boomers opening FIBA World Cup qualifiers

Melbourne United forward David Andersen says he has been excused from the Australian Boomers for their first two FIBA World Cup qualifiers on parental grounds. The 37 year old, four-time Olympian has been a long time servant of the national team but after the birth of he and wife Nerida's third child last week, Ande... [MORE]