Andrew Bogut

Andrew Bogut has become, without doubt, the greatest Australian NBA player of all time.

 

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Position Center
Height 2.13m
Weight 118kg
Date of Birth: 28/11/1984
Born: Mulgrave
Junior Association: Dandenong (VIC)

 

The only Australian to be the first overall pick of an NBA Draft (2005).

 

The only Australian to be apart of an All-NBA team (2010).

 

Bogut was a member of the prestigious AIS basketball program before becoming an international basketball sensation after being named the MVP of the 2003 FIBA Junior World Championships in Greece. He led Australia to the title while putting up unreal numbers, Bogut averaged 26.3 points, 17.0 rebounds 2.5 assists and 1.5 blocked shots per game.

 

Bogut turned down a 2 million dollar offer from Cibona Zagreb (Croatia) after the tournament to play for Utah in the NCAA in hopes of increasing his stock for the NBA draft.

 

This appears to have been the best move as during his time in Utah he won NCAA’s National Player of the Year award, becoming the only Australian to have ever done this.

 

The “Bogeyman” as he has been known as one of the top defensive centres in the NBA his entire career, be it in Milwaukee or Golden State. It’s this defensive presence which has allowed Australia to remain one of the elite basketball nations on the international stage.

 

Player Trivia:  Andrew Bogut idolised Drazen Petrovic and Toni Kukoc, both Croatian born players as a kid.

 

Recent Articles on Andrew Bogut

 

Aussie Hoopla Christmas Quiz

Here at Aussie Hoopla, we love two things – Australian basketball and trivia about Australian basketball.   As the end of 2016 approaches, it is always nice to look back on the events of the past.   So, print this page out or read it off your screen and play with your friends to see who is the real hoops Continue Reading

Australian Basketball Players Overseas

Australian Basketball has truly exploded around the world in recent years and many of our best basketball players now play in the NBA, Euroleague and College on a regular basis.   Names like Andrew Bogut, Patrick Mills, Matthew Dellavedova and Joe Ingles are well known within the Australian Basketball community however on our last count we had over 200+ potential Australian Boomers Continue Reading

Andrew Bogut voices opinion on marijuana use in the NBA

A day after Steve Kerr admitted that he used marijuana twice over the last year and a half, players around the league are offering their take on the use of pot in the NBA.   The latest is Andrew Bogut. Prior to a game on Saturday night against the Chicago Bulls, Dallas Mavericks centre and former Warriors big man was Continue Reading

Looking Forward to the 2020 Olympics for the Boomers

With the Boomers finishing off their 2016 Rio Olympic Games campaign with heart-wrenching, infuriating fourth place, it’s time to look forward to the next Boomers squad for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.  Many of the key players who led Australia in capturing the country’s hearts in Brazil will be primed for another go around but it’s the potential young stars that Continue Reading

Andrew Bogut says don’t “sugarcoat” Boomers loss to USA

The All-Star break “get togethers”, the team bonding trips to Uluru, the mateship that permeates this Australian Boomers team – something which has been used as a headline in every article written about the Boomer’s in the lead-up to these Olympics – is now something unveiled to the world.   The game began with Team USA’s Carmelo Anthony lighting it Continue Reading

Australian Boomers vs USA Olympic Preview

A demolition of world number five France and then a dismantling of world number six Serbia has the Australian Boomers’ confidence sky high.  The team hasn’t just beaten these two giants, they’ve knocked them over in a way that has everyone talking about being a real medal chance.  Next up is the giant of giants, the United States.   USA Continue Reading

Andrew Bogut named Olympic Spokesman for Powerade

Golden State Warriors will prepare for Game 6 of the NBA Finals without starting center Andrew Bogut.   Bogut avoided a major knee injury after a mid-air collision with J.R. Smith in Game 5 but he will nonetheless miss the rest of the NBA Finals.   Luckily Bogut will not require surgery, however he is projected to be out from Continue Reading

How AIS basketball players are among world’s elite

Now known as the Basketball Australia National Centre of Excellence (CoE), the Australian Institute of Sport basketball program has been the pinnacle of basketball development in Australia.   Aimed at identifying the best talented junior players in the country to develop into players for its national team’s players, the program has been a huge part of Australia’s international success at Continue Reading

It’s no coincidence it’s Warriors Vs Cavs again (Sponsored Post)

It’s no coincidence that Andre Iguodala entering the Warriors starting line-up in Game 4 during last year’s Finals resulted in the Warriors winning the last three games of the series.   The ‘Death Line-up’ as it is referred to by the media consists of Stephen Curry, Tristan Thompson, Andre Iguodala, Harrison Barnes and Draymond Green and that unit, when starting Continue Reading

Are the Warriors Wary Of Giving Andrew Bogut An Extension?

The Golden State Warriors are in the running to make NBA history as they attempt to beat the record set by the Chicago Bulls during the reign of Michael Jordan.   With the seemingly unstoppable force of the Golden State Warriors, NBA analysts and critics are baffled at how the other basketball teams like the Cleveland Cavaliers and the San Continue Reading

 

 Andrew Bogut feature on ESPN Aussie’s Abroad

 

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