Utah March Madness: 6 Andrew Bogut vs 11 Shawn Bradley

6 Andrew Bogut

Career Per Game Stats: 16.6 points, 11.1 rebounds, 2.3 assists

Career Totals: 1126 points (in two years), 753 rebounds, 61.6 FG%

Awards:

#4 Retired by Utah Utes

MWC Freshman of the Year (2004)

MWC Player of the Year (2005)

Pete Newell Big Man Award (2005)

Consensus first-team All-American (2005)

National College Player of the Year (2005)

Why vote for him?

Andrew Bogut was the #1 pick in the draft but he was a player who was much better at the college level than he was at the pros. He was a dominant big man among boys in the Mountain West and would have shattered Ute basketball records had he stayed all four years. He led the Utes to a Sweet 16 in his final year.

Vote for Andrew if you are a fan of a traditional big man who is efficient at rebounding and scoring. You can’t teach 7 feet and Andrew had the talent as well as the work ethic.

11 Shawn Bradley

College Per Game Stats: 14.8 points, 7.7 rebounds, 5.2 blocks

College Career Totals: 503 points, 262 rebounds, 177 blocks

Awards:

WAC Freshman of the Year (1991)

Second-Team All-WAC (1991)

NCAA Blocks Leader (1991)

Why vote for him?

Shawn Bradley set a then NCAA Freshman record for blocks in a season and blocks per game. His 7 foot 6 height definitely helped him gain advantage in college where players weren’t quite as big as they are in the NBA. Vote for Shawn Bradley if you’re a fan of freakishly tall centers that can dominate the college game defensively.

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