Charlotte Men's Basketball BIO
11 Ian Andersen

QUICK FACTS (Prior to 2009-10 Season):

#9 all-time with 167 career 3FGM

619 career points; 381 shy of 1,000

2008-09 A-10 all-Academic nominee

49ers second-leading scorer in 2009: 9.7 ppg; 81-228 3FG (.355)

Two-time recipient of team's Charles Hayward Memorial Grubstake Award, recognizing work ethic and effort. CHART MOVER:

Ian is currently ninth all-time in three-pointers made with 167. With 33 more threes he will become just the 7th 49er to reach the 200 3FG plateau. Once he gets there he will set his sights on Brendan Plavich (6th, 211) and Diego Guevara (5th, 235). GOTTA KNOW:

Ian will blow a kiss to his wife after each made three-pointer. He married Jill DeBusk, August 8, 2008 (8/8/08). 2008-09 SEASON:

9.7 ppg; 2.7 rpg; .354 FG%; .355 3FG%

49ers second leading scorer ... scored in double digits 18 times, coming off the bench to do so eight times ... keyed several wins: Game-hi 16 pts (5-7 3FG) in win over #16/#17 Xavier; team-hi 19 pts (5-10 3FG) in win over Winthrop; 13 pts in OT win vs. UMass, hitting 2 3FG in final minute of regulation to force OT and 4 straight FT's in final 1:37 of OT to ice win; scored 18 2nd half pts (6-7 2nd half 3FG) in win at Southern Illinois, including 2 in final 2:27 when trailing by 4 ... 49ers leading scorer five times (3-2, Clemson; CS Fullerton; Southern Ill.; Winthrop, #16/#17 Xavier) ... 11.0 pts and shot .467 from long range (14-30) during 4-gm win streak ... started 17 games, including last 12. HOME RUNS:

Ian shot .385 from long range at home; .331 on the road. BENCH WARMER:

Ian was hot off the bench, scoring in double figures in 8 of the 14 games in which he didn't start. He shot .379 (39-103) from long range in those games. 2007-08 SEASON:

5.8 ppg; 1.3 rpg; .397 FG%; .370 3FG%

Came off the bench to hit 46 three-pointers ... hit double figures seven times to lead the 49ers in double-digit outings off the bench ... only Leemire Goldwire (0.56) and Lamont Mack (0.48) scored more points per minute played (Anderson: 0.44) ... season-hi 17 pts at Tulsa (5-10 3FG); had 15 pts vs. George Washington (5-9 3FG) ... scored as many points as minutes played in 3 games: 15 pts in 12 mins. vs GW; 12 pts. in 11 mins. vs. Southern Illinois; 13 pts. in 13 mins. vs. Duquesne ... 47 of 58 made field goals were threes ... missed three games (2-1) with ankle sprain ... great halves: 15 of 17 at Tulsa (2nd half); all 10 vs. Illinois-Chicago (1st), 12 of 15 vs. George Washington (1st), 11 of 12 vs. Southern Illinois in (1st), all 8 vs. Hofstra (1st). 2006-07 SEASON:

4.6 ppg; 1.6 rpg; .314 FG%; .315 3FG%

Hit 39 three-pointers as a rookie (5th-most by a 49ers freshman) ... started 14 of 30 games (last guard to start regularly as a freshman: Jobey Thomas, 1998-99: 7.6 ppg; freshman-record 61 3FG) ... 49ers' top freshman scored in double figures 3 times (high of 11 points vs. Georgia State (3-5 3FG) ... 10 points vs. George Washington (4-9 FG) and Wofford (3-6 3FG) ... Niners were 8-6 in his 14 starts ... 68% of his scoring (94 of 139 points) came in the first half of games: all 11 vs. Georgia State; all 10 vs. George Washington. At Wilson High:

Averaged 22.0 points, 7.1 rebounds and 3.4 assists as a senior ... shot .473 from the floor; .445 from three-point range (49-110) ... was named MVP of the Oregon Athletic Coaches Association All-Star Summer Series ... unanimous first team all-Portland Interscholastic League (PIL) choice and a first team Portland Tribune all-City choice. Personal:

Born December 6, 1987 ... son of David and Glenda Andersen ... youngest of three kids: brother, Joel, sister, Brittany ... wore goggles as a freshman as protection after being shot in the right eye in August, 2002 by a BB gun ... was blind in the eye for a month and 10 days but had surgery to repair the lens ... 2006-07 Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll Chancellor's List, Spring, 2007 with a perfect 4.0 GPA ... Athletic Director's List (3.0-3.39) in fall, 2007; Dean's List in the Fall, 2006 ... business major. NOTES:

The other five two-time winners of the Charles Hayward Memorial Grubstake Award: Brendan Plavich, James Zimmerman, Jobey Thomas, Jarvis Lang and Bobby Kummer. Andersen Up Close

Ian's parents met while his Dad was in a rock and roll band, Airborne, and named Ian after Jethro Tull's lead singer.

What is your favorite musical group/style:

Christian music and classic rock. What is your favorite Jethro Tull song:

The Teacher. And also Locomotive Breath and Bungle in the Jungle. Any musical talent of our own:

None Before games and practices, you drench your head.

What's that all about:

It's certainly not superstitious. I just like the look and the feel, like I've already got going. I enjoy the way it feels, moreso with longer hair. You came to Charlotte from Portland, Ore.

Why the cross country move:

It was the best opportunity that God had presented to me. It's a blessing from the Lord to come out here. What an opportunity. It's been a blessing. What have you enjoyed most about Charlotte that you can't get in Portland:

Really just the opportunity to move across the country and experience a different culture. The learning process. You have twice won the Charles Hayward Memorial Grubstake Award.

How much do you know about Charles Hayward:

I never knew him and I hadn't heard of him before I got here. Everything I've heard is that he was a tremendous human being. I've heard he was a great basketball player but that is the least that you hear about him. You hear about how tremendous a person he was and how inspirational. What makes the award special for you:

It's an honor which makes you thankful for the opportunity to play basketball -- and its humbling knowing that your teammates would vote for you for that. You'll connect on your 100th three-pointer this year and close in, if not crack, the 49ers all-time top 10 in three-pointers made:

Charlotte has a rich three-point shooting history. What shooters have you met and have any given you tips:

I've met Jobey Thomas a couple of times -- the guy's work ethic speaks for itself. Demon Brown -- he's an encouraging fellow. And Leemire Goldwire. He doesn't even have to say a word. You watch Leemire walk into a gym and it encourages you to work hard and get better because that's what he did everyday. He's absolutely the hardest worker I've been around. He willed himself to get better.

Ian Andersen Career Stats
YearG-SFG-APct.3FG-APct.FT-APct. O-Reb.-Avg.Pf-DAToBlkStPts-Avg.
2006-0730-1448-153.31439-124.3154-7.57110-39-49 - 1.645-1301706139-4.6
2007-0831-058-146.39747-127.37017-24.7083-36-39 - 1.331-0141608180-5.8
2008-0931-1792-260.35481-228.35535-41.85415-68-83 - 2.748-0122814300-9.7
Totals92-231198-559.354167-469.35656-72.77828-143-171 - 1.9 124-15661118619- 6.7

A-10 Stats:
2006-0716-1121-78.26915-65.2342-3.6676-25 - 1.624-02580359- 3.72007-0813- 021-55.38219-52.3654-6.6671-14- 1.111-0450265- 5.0
2008-0916-1144-127.34636-111.32422-27.8155-43-2.728-031414146- 9.1
Totals45-2286-260.33170-228.30728-36.77812-82- 1.863-0322719270- 6.0

Position: Guard
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 200
Year: Senior
Hometown: Portland, Ore.
High School: Wilson H.S.