10 Things You Didn’t Know About Chris ‘Birdman’ Andersen

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4. He dropped out of college early, not knowing he had to officially apply for the NBA draft to get picked up.

Chris Andersen in college

In 1999, after one year at Blinn College in Texas, he dropped out of school and decided to pursue a professional basketball career. However, he failed to officially apply for the NBA draft and missed out on an opportunity to get drafted and had to play on several international teams for a couple of years.

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