14 Jan 2009

Bogut frustrated with draft pick hype

5:48 am on 14 January 2009

The Australian basketballer Andrew Bogut says he is tired of trying to justify the hype of being a number one overall NBA draft pick.

The seven-footer, who plays for the Milwaukee Bucks, is instead concentrating on parts of his game other centres often struggle with - his passing, set up play and ability to put winning above all else.

He says as long as you're on a winning team, it doesn't matter what your individual numbers are.

Bogut is averaging 11.6 points and a career-high 10.40 rebounds this season.