Bucks take Bogut with No. 1 pick
New York, NY (Sports Network) – The Milwaukee Bucks selected Australian center
Andrew Bogut with the top overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft.
The 7-0 sophomore from Utah averaged 20.4 points, 12.2 rebounds and 2.3
assists per game last season as he garnered both the James Naismith and John
Wooden awards as Player of the Year.
Bogut, who was named a First Team All-American and voted the Mountain West
Conference Player of the Year, led the nation in double-doubles (26) in
2004-05. He also ranked 15th nationally in scoring, second in rebounding and
fourth in field goal percentage (.620).
The 20-year-old Bogut became the first collegiate player to be selected with
the No. 1 pick since 2000, when Kenyon Martin was chosen by the Nets.
Bogut also became the highest drafted player out of Utah, as he was taken one
pick higher than Keith Van Horn, who was selected second by the Sixers in the
This marked the first time that the same school produced the No. 1 overall
pick in both the NFL and NBA Drafts in the same year, as the San Francisco
49ers selected Utah quarterback Alex Smith with the top choice.
Bogut could provide Milwaukee with an immediate impact, but it is still
uncertain as to what direction the team will take after the Bucks fired Terry
Porter last week and are currently without a head coach.