模板:Infobox Pro athlete Andrew Michael Bogut (born November 28, 1984 in Melbourne, Australia) is an Australian basketball player who was selected first overall by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2005 NBA Draft. The 7'0", 245 lb (2.13 m, 111 kg) forward/center was a star at the University of Utah for two years before declaring for the draft. Bogut is the first Australian ever to be picked in the top spot, and the first player with college experience since Kenyon Martin in 2000 to be selected #1 overall. He is also the first white player to be taken with the #1 pick since Kent Benson in 1977, also taken by the Milwaukee Bucks.
Bogut is the son of Croatian immigrants to Australia. As a 15-year-old, he was cut from the Victoria junior state representative team. That experience apparently drove him to improve; he later went on to attend the Australian Institute of Sport. In his last season at AIS, he averaged 22 points and 14.5 rebounds. He went on to lead the Australian team that won the 2003 FIBA Junior World Championships, and was named the tournament MVP.
As a freshman at Utah in 2003-04, he barely missed averaging a double-double for the season with 12.5 points and 9.9 rebounds, and was named Freshman of the Year in the Mountain West Conference. During the summer, he was a starter for the Boomers at the 2004 Athens Olympics, averaging 14.8 points, 8.8 rebounds, and 1.2 blocked shots and shooting 58.0% from the field.
After his solid though unspectacular freshman season, he did not even receive honorable mention on the preseason All-America team for the 2004-05 season. However, he had a true breakout season as a sophomore. Bogut averaged 20.4 points, 12.2 rebounds (second in Division I), 2.3 assists, and 1.8 blocks, and shot 62.0% from the field (eighth in Division I). He also led Division I in double-doubles, with 26.
After the 2004-05 regular season, Bogut was the leading vote-getter on the AP All-America team and won most major national individual awards, earning Player of the Year honors from the Associated Press and ESPN.com, plus the Naismith and Wooden Awards. Bogut is the first non-U.S. player ever to win either award.
Bogut finished a successful rookie season with the Bucks averaging 9.4 ppg and 7.0 rpg. He has been named to the 2005-06 All-Rookie First Team and finished third in votes for the 2006 Rookie of the Year Award. Bogut was also the only player from the top ten players drafted to start in the 2006 NBA Playoffs.
- NBA.com Profile - Andrew Bogut
- NBA Fantasy Basketball Stats - Andrew Bogut
- Bogut profile at Utah athletics site