Andrew Michael Bogut (born 28 November 1984 in Endeavour Hills, Victoria, Australia) is an Australian professional basketball player who plays for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Bogut was selected first overall by the Bucks in the 2005 NBA Draft. The 7-foot (2.13m), 260-pound (118 kg) center was a star at the University of Utah for two years before declaring for the draft. Bogut is the first Australian player to be drafted number one overall. He was also the second Utah player to be drafted number one overall. Bogut was born to Croatian immigrants Mio and Ankica (ne Jurii) Bogut in the Melbourne suburb of Endeavour Hills. His father is from Osijek and his mother was a native of Karlovac. Bogut grew up playing Australian rules football and tennis in addition to basketball. In his childhood, he patterned his basketball game after Toni Kukoc. As a 15-year-old, he was cut from the Victoria junior state representative team.
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