Andrew Bogut had double-doubles in his first two games.
Nov. 25, 2003
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Utah freshman forward Andrew Bogut is the Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week after helping the Utes begin the season 3-0. This is Bogut's first player of the week honor of his career.
Bogut, an Melbourne, Australia native, led Utah in scoring (17.0) and rebounding (17.0) with two double-doubles in the first two games. The only other Utah freshman to accomplish that feat was Keith Van Horn in 1993-94. Bogut is the first freshman and fourth player all-time in the MWC's five-year history to open to season with back-to-back double-doubles.
In the season opener and first round of the Preseason NIT against Georgia State, Bogut scored 15 points and grabbed 16 rebounds in 32 minutes of action. He hit 7-of-10 shots from the field in the Utes 46-38 victory. Against Minnesota in the second round of the NIT, Bogut netted 19 points and 18 rebounds in the Ute 66-54 win. He made 8-of-9 field goals and recorded two steals. His 18 boards also tied for second on the MWC's single-game rebound chart.
For the week, Bogut shot 74 percent (17-of-23) from the field, while averaging 12.7 points and 13 rebounds in three games.