Andrew Bogut - Milwaukee Bucks
Rookie of the Year

2005-06:
Named Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for January, 2006 ... Leads rookies in rebounds per game (6.9), field-goal percentage (.531) and blocks per game (.85) ... Is second among rookies in efficiency (14.3) and double-doubles (12) ... Is ranked sixth among all players in field-goal percentage and second among centers in assists (2.4) ... Set career highs in points (24), field goals (10) and assists (7) on 04/15 vs. Atlanta ... Grabbed 17 rebounds in a game twice ... Is currently ranked No. 4 in NBA.com's Rookie Rankings.

Our take:
Andrew Bogut has been a steady and solid presence in the middle for the Bucks all season. He has arguably been the most consistent rookie this year, never making you gasp, but never making you cringe either. Of the top rookies, he had the most talent surrounding him, so he didn't get as many touches as he may have gotten elsewhere, but he made the most of his opportunities and it's no surprise that he's the only rookie who will be starting in the playoffs. He is the best rebounder of the rookie class and one of the best passing big men in the league.
-- John Schuhmann

From the coach:
I think what gets lost is Andrew has had a solid year. There are other players who have been up and down. He's doing for us now what he was doing for us in November and December.
-- Terry Stotts, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

A fan's take:
Andrew should hold the ROY trophy this year. Of all the rookies, he'll be the only one that will start for his team in the playoffs, has continually put up solid numbers worthy of the No. 1 pick, and is the only rookie (yes the only one) to have had a major influence on his teams run to the playoffs. Give the ROY to someone who's worthy of it. Andrew Bogut will be a superstar.
-- Dave - Brisbane, Aus.

The Numbers:
G MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG FG% 3P% FT%
80 28.5 9.4 6.9 2.4 0.61 0.85 .531 .000 .635

Rookie of the Year - The Candidates:
Andrew Bogut - Milwaukee Bucks
Raymond Felton - Charlotte Bobcats
Chris Paul - New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets
Charlie Villanueva - Toronto Raptors

Others worth consideration: Channing Frye, Ryan Gomes, Danny Granger, Deron Williams

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