Bogut with the Warriors in March 2013
|No. 12 – Golden State Warriors|
28 November 1984 |
|Listed height||7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)|
|Listed weight||260 lb (118 kg)|
|High school||St John's Regional College
|NBA draft||2005 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1st overall|
|Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks|
|2012–present||Golden State Warriors|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Andrew Michael Bogut (born 28 November 1984) is an Australian professional basketball player who currently plays for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The 7'0" center was a star at the University of Utah for two years before declaring for the draft. He was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks with the first overall pick in the 2005 NBA draft, thus becoming the first Australian player and the second Utah player to be drafted number one overall.
Bogut was born to Croatian immigrants Mišo and Ankica (née Jurišić) Bogut in suburban Melbourne. His father is from Osijek and his mother was a native of Karlovac. Bogut grew up playing Australian rules football and tennis in addition to basketball. In his childhood, he patterned his basketball game after Toni Kukoc. 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, with whom he would tour the United States in 2001 and 2002. In his last season at AIS, he averaged 29 points, 14.5 rebounds and 2.7 blocks per game while competing in the SEABL. 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, Bogut averaged 12.5 points and 9.9 rebounds per game, 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.
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 NCAA season, Bogut was the leading vote-getter on the AP All-America team, earning Player of the Year honours from the Associated Press and ESPN.com, plus the Naismith and Wooden Awards.
Milwaukee Bucks (2005–2012)
Bogut finished his rookie season with the Bucks averaging 9.4 ppg and 7.0 rpg. He was named to the 2005–06 All-Rookie First Team and finished third in votes for the 2006 NBA Rookie of the Year Award.
Bogut's sophomore season in the league was cut short after spraining his left foot and being put on the injured reserve for the final 15 games. He had previously played in 153 consecutive games. He showed improvement in his second year in the league as he averaged 12.3 points and 8.8 rebounds per game. Bogut is considered one of the best passing centres in the league, having averaged 3.0 assists per game in the 2006–07 season. In the 2007–08 NBA season the Australian center showed career highs in points (14.3), rebounds (9.8), blocks (1.7), steals (0.8) and minutes (34.9) per game. Also in 2007–08, Bogut started a career high 78 times. The low point of his second season in the NBA came when he made an obscene gesture towards a home fan after being ejected from a game for a flagrant foul against the Toronto Raptors at the Bradley Center. The move would cost him $25,000. On 3 April 2010, during a game against the Phoenix Suns in Milwaukee, Bogut suffered a major right elbow and hand injury after falling hard to the floor following a slam dunk. The next day the Bucks announced he had suffered a dislocated right elbow, broken right hand, and a wrist sprain. Bogut had been having a break-out 2009–2010 season, averaging 15.9 points, 10.3 rebounds, and 2.6 blocks per game (2nd in the League). He was named to the 2009–10 All-NBA Third Team following this break-out season and became the first Australian to earn All-NBA honours. Then, the next season, his blocks per game, 2.6, led the NBA.
During the 2011 NBA Lockout, Bogut chose to return home to Australia and play in the NBL for the 2011–12 season rather than sit on the sidelines (and in the process, forgo any higher-paying contracts he could have easily earned in Europe). He was linked to the Gold Coast Blaze, Adelaide 36ers and the team he supported when growing up, the Sydney Kings. Ultimately he chose the Kings (who finished 9th and last in 2010–11), but the insurance to cover his remaining $39m contract with the Bucks could not be resolved, leaving the Kings and the NBL without his on-court services. Following the breakdown in contract negotiations over the insurance money, Bogut stated he would like to join the Kings coaching staff in a bid not only to help the club but help raise the NBL's profile. When the NBA lock-out was resolved, however, he returned to the Bucks but fractured his ankle on 25 January 2012, causing him to miss the remainder of the season.
Golden State Warriors (2012–present)
On 13 March 2012, Bogut and Stephen Jackson were traded to the Golden State Warriors in exchange for Monta Ellis, Ekpe Udoh and Kwame Brown. According to the Warriors, he underwent surgery in April to "clean out loose particles and bone spurs in the ankle". He sat out the 2012–13 preseason, but played in four of the first five regular season games, averaging just 6.0 points and 3.8 rebounds. He was then declared out indefinitely. He received Regenokine treatment to aid his recovery, and it was also revealed that his procedure in April was more serious microfracture surgery than previously thought. Bogut returned on 28 January 2013, recording 12 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists and 4 blocks in a road win over the Toronto Raptors. On 2 May 2013, in game six of the first round of the playoffs, Bogut scored career playoff highs of 14 points and 21 rebounds. He also became the first Warriors player with 20 rebounds since Larry Smith had 23 on 12 May 1987 against the Lakers.
On 25 October 2013, Bogut signed a three-year contract extension with the Warriors. Despite another injury-riddled season in 2013–14, Bogut still finished 10th in NBA Defensive Player of the Year voting and became the first player in franchise history to average at least 10 rebounds per game while shooting 60 percent from the field.
After playing well through the first 19 games of the 2014–15 season, Bogut injured his right knee on 8 December 2014 against Minnesota and subsequently missed 12 games. He returned to action off the bench against Indiana on 7 January 2015, recording 4 points and 8 rebounds in the 117-102 win. On 2 March 2015, he scored a season-high 16 points in a 108-110 loss to the Brooklyn Nets.
- Points – 32 @ Dallas, 27 January 2010
- Field Goals Made – 14, 2 times
- Field Goals Attempted – 23 vs. Chicago, 8 January 2010
- Three Point Field Goals Made – 1, 2 times
- Three Point Field Goals Attempted – 1, 23 times
- Free Throws Made – 9 vs. Chicago, 14 April 2008
- Free Throws Attempted – 16 vs. Orlando, 4 December 2010
- Offensive Rebounds – 18 vs. Detroit, 9 February 2010
- Defensive Rebounds – 20 vs. Miami, 7 January 2011
- Total Rebounds – 27 vs. Miami, 7 January 2011
- Assists – 8 vs. Toronto, 12 March 2007
- Steals – 4, 2 times
- Blocks – 7, 4 times
- Minutes Played – 50 @ New Orleans/Oklahoma City, 8 February 2007
Bogut's international career began by starring in Australia's 2003 Junior World Championship team, averaging 26.2 points and 17 rebounds per game including a 35-point, 14-rebound performance against Lithuania in the championship game. He started 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. He represented Australia again in the 2006 FIBA World Championship. Australia advanced to the Round of 16 before losing to the US. He averaged 12.8 points per game and 6.1 rebounds per game during the tournament, leading Australia in both categories. He started for the Boomers at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. In 2012, while playing for the contending Boomers in the 2012 London Olympic Games, broke an ankle.
NBA career statistics
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|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
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- Warriors sign Andrew Bogut to contract extension
- 2013–14 Season Review: Andrew Bogut
- Thompson scores 40, Warriors beat Pacers 117-102
- Jack's jumper gives Nets 110-108 win over Curry, Warriors
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