David Andersen delivered 8 points and 4 rebounds as his new team Fenerbahce Ulker played its first game in the Turkish Basketball league. Fenerbache travelled to Erdemirspor and came away with an 83-78 victory which has proved the team is deserves to be considered favourite to win the Turkish League championship this year.
Oguz Savas led Fenerbache in scoring with 20 points as well as 7 rebounds. Savas is the backbone of the Turkish National Basketball team and part of the Silver Medal winning World Championship team in 2010.
Andersen has taken on a different role coming off the bench for his new team and statistically has struggled during Euroleague competition. In the teams two wins over Khimky and Union Olympia Andersen produced two point and three point performances respectively.
The two Euroleague victories both came over teams with strong Aussie connections. Fenerbahce produced a 92-80 victory against Khimky which features Australian Boomers captain Matt Nielsen as well as former Townsville import Rimas Kurtinaitis in their first match before defeating Union Olympia 81-75 which featured a strong performance from Aussie Aron Baynes who delivered 14 points and 12 rebounds in the loss.
Earlier in the month David Andersen deliver 8 points and 2 rebounds in the impressive 97-91 win against the Boston Celtics.
Fenerbahce play their next Euroleague game on Friday October 19 against Union Olimpija before heading home to host game 2 of the Turkish League against TED Kolejilier.
Andersen is clearly Australian’s most successful Euroleague player ever. This season he hopes to win his 4th Euroleague Championship after wins in 2001, 2006 and 2008.
David Andersen leads Fenerbahce to a 97-91 victory over the Boston Celtics
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