Still buzz for fouled out star

Sunday Tasmanian - - Sport - MATT LOGUE

AS a bud­ding baller grow­ing up in the Mel­bourne, An­drew Bogut never dreamt of play­ing in the NBA where he went on to play 13 sea­sons and claim a cham­pi­onship.

“Be­cause I never thought I was good enough,” Bogut said frankly.

“My goal was to play in the NBL — I loved that league as a kid.”

At Qu­dos Bank Arena yes­ter­day af­ter­noon, Bogut ful­filled his life­long goal with an NBL de­but for the Syd­ney Kings.

And, while the for­mer No.1 draft pick didn’t get the re­sult he wanted, he didn’t dis­ap­point — on or off the floor.

Bogut fouled out late in the fourth quar­ter but he wowed the crowd with his trade­mark pass­ing, de­fence and re­bound­ing.

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