|No. 6 – Illawarra Hawks|
17 June 1988|
Sydney, New South Wales
|Nationality||Australian / Irish|
|Listed height||211 cm (6 ft 11 in)|
|Listed weight||115 kg (254 lb)|
(Sydney, New South Wales)
|NBA draft||2010 / Undrafted|
|2016||Atenienses de Manatí|
|2017||Azad University Tehran|
|Career highlights and awards|
Andrew James "A. J." Ogilvy (born 17 June 1988) is an Australian-Irish professional basketball player for the Illawarra Hawks of the National Basketball League (NBL). He played college basketball for Vanderbilt University and has previously represented the Australian national team.
High school career
Ogilvy was born in Sydney, New South Wales and graduated from the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra. He also played high school basketball with Oakhill College, located in Castle Hill, New South Wales, and his junior representative basketball with the Hills Hornets. Ogilvy was selected to represent his country in the 2007 FIBA Under-19 World Championship in which he gave an impressive performance averaging 22.3 points and 9.8 rebounds a game with 6 double-doubles and was ranked third overall in scoring. He also earned the 2005 New South Wales Junior Basketball Player of the Year Award, the Basketball Australia Education Award, and the AIS Academic Excellence Award.
Upon joining the Commodores in 2007, Ogilvy made an immediate impact, averaging over 18 points and 7 rebounds during the team's non-conference schedule. As a result of Ogilvy's play (combined with the excellent three-point shooting of fellow Vanderbilt star Shan Foster) the Commodores finished their non-conference games a perfect 16–0. Analysts noted that Ogilvy provided the team with a much-needed inside game, the lack of which had previously been heavily criticized by fans, as the Commodores have traditionally relied almost exclusively on perimeter shooting. Ogilvy was named the SEC Freshman of the Week for his performance against UMass on 5 January 2008, in which he registered the second double-double of his college career (the first being against Lipscomb) with 25 points and 11 rebounds. Ogilvy made school history his freshman year when he led the Commodores to a record 26th regular season victory with a 93–82 win over Auburn in the first round of the SEC tournament on 13 March 2008. Ogilvy notched a game-high 27 points, which also surpassed his previous career high of 26 points set against Lipscomb on 8 December 2007. Ogilvy also finished his first year at Vanderbilt as the highest scoring freshman in school history. There had been some speculation as to whether or not Ogilvy would declare himself eligible for the NBA draft following his freshman year as many experts believed he would be a first round pick, while others felt he needs more time to develop at the college level, citing his shortcomings on defense and tendency to commit unnecessary fouls as potential hindrances to his professional play.
In his sophomore season, he blocked 48 shots which put him in fourth all-time on the Vanderbilt all-time blocks list after just two seasons. In 29 games, he averaged 15.4 points, 7.1 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.7 blocks per game.
In his junior season, he was selected to his third straight All-SEC second team. In 33 games, he averaged 13.4 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 1.5 blocks in 23.2 minutes per game.
College statistical highs
- Points – 33 vs. LSU on 4 March 2009
- Assists – 5 on 2 occasions
- Rebounds – 12 vs. Kentucky on 12 February 2008
- Steals – 4 vs Georgia on 14 January 2009
- Blocks – 5 vs. Kentucky on 12 January 2008
- Field Goals Made – 12 on 3 occasions
- Free Throws Made – 12 vs. Iona on 31 December 2007
- Minutes Played – 34 vs. Kentucky on 12 January 2008
On 16 April 2013, Ogilvy signed with the Sydney Kings for the 2013–14 NBL season. In 28 games for the Kings, he averaged 13.1 points and 1.9 assists per game, while also leading the league in rebounds (8.7) and blocks per game (2.3). In April 2014, he announced he would not be re-signing with the Kings for the 2014–15 season.
On 29 June 2015, Ogilvy signed with the Illawarra Hawks for the 2015–16 NBL season. He helped the Hawks finish the regular season in third place with a 17–11 win/loss record, booking themselves a semi-final clash with the second-seeded Perth Wildcats. After losing Game 1 in Perth, the Hawks took Game 2 at home to save the series, but went on to lose the deciding Game 3 in Perth, bowing out of the playoffs with a 2–1 defeat. Ogilvy appeared in all 31 games for the Hawks in 2015–16, averaging 16.4 points, 8.5 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.7 blocks per game.
On 8 April 2016, Ogilvy re-signed with the Illawarra Hawks on a three-year deal.
On 12 April 2018, Ogilvy picked up his player option to return to the Hawks for the 2018–19 season.
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