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Andrew Bogut biography

Date of birth : 1984-11-28
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Endeavour Hills, Victoria, Australia
Nationality : Australian
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-04-11
Credited as : Basketball player NBA, center for the Bucks, NBA Draft

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Andrew Bogut is an Australian professional basketball player. He plays for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association.

Bogut was selected first overall by the Bucks in the 2005 NBA Draft. The 7-foot, 260-pound center was a star at the University of Utah for two years before declaring for the draft. Bogut is the first Australian player to be drafted number one overall. He was also the second Utah player to be drafted number one overall.


2009-10 :

Finished his fifth season with the Bucks … averaged a career-high and team-leading 15.9 points per game, along with a team-best 10.2 rebounds per contest and a career-best 2.5 blocks per game … his 2.5 blocks per game ranked second in the NBA and he was one of two players (along with Dwight Howard) to average at least 15.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game in the 2009-10 season … 10.2 rebounds per game would have tied him for seventh in the NBA (not enough games to qualify) … shot .520 from the field (ranked 16th in the NBA) … scored in double-figures in 56 of his 69 games, had 20+ points in 19 games (a career-best) and two 30+ point performances … led the team in rebounding 47 times, points 17 times and blocks 59 times … had a team-leading 37 double-doubles (one off of his career-high) … blocked a shot in a franchise-record 39 consecutive games played (1/13-4/2; missed the 3/26 game against Miami) … it was the longest blocks streak in the NBA since Marcus Camby's 51-game streak during the 2007-08 season … totaled 175 blocks, the most by a Bucks player since Alton Lister's 177 in 1982-83 … on 3/31, passed Marques Johnson for sixth in career blocks … also passed Glenn Robinson (10th), Paul Pressey (ninth), Dan Gadzuric (eighth) and Vin Baker (seventh) … Bucks went 14-4 when Bogut had four or more blocks in a game, 23-8 when he had 17 or more points, 16-3 when he scored 20 or more and 13-1 when Bogut had at least 20 points with 10 or more rebounds … first career 30-plus point game with 31 on 14-19 shooting to go along with 18 rebounds against Indiana on 12/21 … scored 27 points with 13 rebounds, six blocks and two assists against Chicago on 1/8 … had a career-high 32 points on 13-14 from the field and recorded his second 30+ point performance at Dallas on 1/26 … played his 300th game against Philadelphia on 1/27 … had his third career 20-20 game and fifth career 20-plus rebounding night with 24 points (12-15 from the field) and a season-high 20 rebounds along with five blocks at New York on 2/22 … passed the 4,000-point mark at Washington on 3/6 … had 25 points, 17 rebounds and four blocks against Boston on 3/9 … named Eastern Conference Player of the Week on 3/15 … had a career-high seven blocks to go along with 19 points and 12 rebounds at Charlotte on 4/2 … missed 13 games due to injury, including six games with a lower left leg strain/contusion, one with a mid-back strain and the final six with a dislocated right elbow, sprained right wrist and broken right hand.

COLLEGE :

Consensus National Player of the Year in 2004-05 … winner of the Wooden, Naismith, Associated Press, USBWA, NABC, Basketball Times, ESPN.com and Sports Illustrated Player of the Year Awards … Associated Press First Team All-American and leading vote getter ... became the 11th Ute all-time to earn All-America honors … became the third player in school history to surpass the 1,000-point mark in two seasons (1,126 points) … ranks ninth in scoring average (16.5 ppg), seventh in rebounding (11.1 rpg) and second in field goal percentage (60.3) … had 40 double-doubles ... had his jersey retired by Utah on February 18, 2006 ... 2004-05: Named First Team All-America by the Associated Press ... ranked 19th in the NCAA in scoring (20.4) and second in rebounds (12.2) ... led the nation with 26 double-doubles ... led the Utes to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament ... Mountain West Conference Player of the Year ... 715 points rank sixth on Utah’s single-season list and 427 rebounds second ... 2003-04: Named Mountain West Freshman of the Year and was a Second Team All-Conference selection ... averaged 12.5 points and ranked 15th in the nation in rebounds (9.9) ... 14 double-doubles broke the Mountain West record ... on the Utah freshman single-season chart, ranked second in points (411) and rebounds (326), and first in blocks (44).

PERSONAL:

Son of Michael and Anne Bogut ... of Croatian decent ... loves to take part in the Bucks community events, as well as camps for kids and events for disabled athletes ... his favorite foods are: soup with noklice (simolina dumplings), cevapi (small grilled rolls of minced meat), burek (a pastry filled with meat, cheese or vegetables) and mum’s chicken shnitzel and potatoes ... usually eats something with pasta or rice before a game ... if he designed his own NBA jersey, the colors would be white and blue ... his favorite NBA cities are Utah, Phoenix and Toronto ... has two Siberian Huskies ... claims he’s “very sarcastic” ... in his spare time, he loves listening to music, going for drives, going for coffee, surfing the internet, watching DVDs, playing any sorts of cards, playing with his dogs and playing Billiards ... nicknames are “Bogues”, “Drew” & “AB” ... says he would have loved to have met Drazen Petrovic, the legendary Croatian basketball player ... created Squad 6, a section of die-hard Bucks fans that cheer loudly at every home game ... loves soccer, Australian Rules football and tennis ... loves Milwaukee because of the laid-back attitude .

Career highlights and awards:

NBA All-Rookie First Team (2006)
All-NBA Third Team (2010)
Oscar Robertson Trophy (2005)
Wooden Award (2005)
Naismith Award (2005)
Consensus NCAA All-American First Team (2005)


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