David Andersen

David Andersen #13 boxes out Jianlian Yi #11 of China in the second half during the Men's Basketball Preliminary Round match on Day 6 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Basketball Arena on August 2, 2012 in London, England.

Athlete Biography

David Andersen is a three-time Olympian (Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and London 2012). Andersen started his basketball career at the AIS and after just one season in Australia's NBL, moved to play internationally. He has enjoyed much success playing in the Russian Super league for CSKA Moscow and also in the NBA.


With Australia losing their opening two preliminary matches to Brazil and Spain at the London 2012 Games, they went on to defeat China, hosts Great Britain and Russia to set up a quarter-final match against the USA. The Australians went down 119-86 to the eventual gold medallists to finish seventh.