25 Şubat 2008 Pazartesi

Andrew Bogut

Andrew Bogut was born on the 28th of November, 1984 in Melbourne, Australia. His parents Michael and Anne Susan are of a Croatian decent. Bogut started playing basketball from an early age and was given much support and encouragement from his parents.

Bogut's early successes included playing with the Australian Institute of Sport and being named the MVP of the 2003 FIBA Junior World Championships in Greece while playing with the under 19 Australian National Team.

Andrew Bogut moved to the United States of America to study and play college basketball at Utah. His first year of basketball was relatively unsuccessful, but gave him the motivation to go on and succeed. It was during his sophomore year that Bogut began to prove his skills as a basketball player and gain the recognition of the fans, media, and NBA selectors.

The 7 foot (2.13m) tall basketballer played with the Australian Olympic basketball team in Greece, 2004. In five games the young Bogut averaged 14.8 points and 8.8 rebounds.

It was in 2005 that Andrew Bogut was selected as the first choice in the NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks.

Bogut has caused several people to react negatively to some of his controversial public statements. His confidence in his own abilities has been seen as arrogance by some reporters.

Andrew continues to live and work in the United States, while keeping in regular contact with his family in both Australia and Croatia.

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