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Andris Biedrins, Latvia
Quotes: Andris Biedrins should be a top-five center at some point... - Kelly Dwyer of CNN/SI.com
Name: Andris Biedrins (AHN-dris BE-a-drinsh)
Origin: Riga, Latvia
Schools: Valters Basketball School (Latvia)
Drafted: 2004, 1st round, 11th overall by the Golden State Warriors
Languages: Latvian, English
Teams (jersey): Latvian National Team (#15), BK Skonto Riga (#6), Golden State Warriors (#15)
IBN Notes: Left-handed, a rarity amongst big men, great footwork, the ability to run the floor, and a great work ethic - these traits combined with his youth should make Andris Biedrins a star in the future. He certainly has the tools to suceed, it will remain to be seen whether he has the will to grab hold of his talent. Biedrins played for BK Skonto representing his hometwon of Riga, Latvia. In eleven games for the Euro league (2003-2004), Andris averaged 18.6 points, 8.2 rebounds and 1.82 blocks.
2006-07, under the eye of Don Nelson, Biedrins (and Monta Ellis) started to blossom. Biedrins found himself in the starting lineup regularly and playing during crunchtime despite his poor free-throw shooting. As of this posting, Biedrins is averaging 10pts and 9.7 rebounds.
|Andris Biedrins Links From our forum: Andris Biedris: Words and Images Latvia Basketball Forum Article(s): Biedrins Expecting a Bulked-Up Role (sfgate 2005) Biedrins Bears Burden in the Middle (San Jose Mercury 2005)|