An early entry candidate for the 2005 NBA Draft. Was a starter for the 2004 Australian Olympic Team in Greece. Averaged 14.8 points and 8.8 rebounds in five games. Named MVP of the 2003 FIBA Junior World Championships in Greece, leading Australia to the title. In eight games, averaged 26.3 points, 17.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists. Prior to Utah, played for the Australian Institute of Sport, which toured the United States in November of 2001 and 2002. Competed with AIS in the Australian Basketball Association’s (ABA) South East Australian Basketball League in 2003.
Career Highlights: Consensus National Player of the Year in 2004-05. Winner of the Wooden, Naismith, Associated Press, USBWA, NABC, Basketball Times, ESPN.com and Sports Illustrated Player of the Year Awards. Became only the third player in school history to surpass the 1,000-point mark in only two seasons, finishing his career with 1,126 points. Ranks ninth in career scoring average (16.5 ppg), seventh in rebounding average (11.1 rpg) and second in field goal percentage (60.3). Had 40 career double-doubles.
Sophomore (2004-05): Named First Team All-America by AP. Ranked 19th in the NCAA in scoring (20.4 ppg) and second in rebounding (12.2 rpg). Led the nation with 26 double-doubles. Scored at least 20 points on 22 occasions. Started all 35 games, leading the Utes to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. Named Mountain West Conference Player of the Year. His 715 points rank sixth on Utah’s single-season chart, while his 427 rebounds rank second. Played all 40 minutes in eight games and topped the 35-minute mark 25 times. Tallied 20 points and 12 rebounds in the regional semifinal game against Kentucky. Dished out a career-high seven assists in a second round win over Oklahoma. Tallied 24 points and 20 rebounds against New Mexico. Had 24 points and 17 rebounds against LSU.
Freshman (2003-04): Named Mountain West Freshman of the Year and was a Second Team All-Conference selection. Averaged 12.5 points and ranked 15th in the nation in rebounds (9.9 rpg) and 21st in field goal percentage (57.7). Tallied 14 double-doubles, breaking the Mountain West record of eight set by Tom Bellairs of Air Force in 1999-2000. On the Utah freshman single-season chart, ranked second in points (411) and rebounds (326), and first in blocks (44). Scored in double figures 22 times, with three 20-point games.
Strengths: Highly-skilled and fundamentally-sound big man who made huge strides this year. Shoots a high percentage from the field, has excellent court vision and is an efficient rebounder.
Personal: Son of Michael and Anne Bogut. Is of Croatian descent. Announced the formation of the “Andrew Bogut 4 Foundation,” which is dedicated to reaching out to underprivileged youths struggling through difficult circumstances in four places “close to his heart” – Australia, Croatia, Utah and his future NBA home.