Future Ute Andrew Bogut led the Australian Under 19 men's team to the country's first-ever men's basketball gold medal at the World Championships for Junior Men in Thessaloniki, Greece, as the Aussies defeated Lithuania in the finals 126-92 on Sunday.
Bogut was named Most Valuable Player and showed again why he was the talk of the tournament by scoring 35 points and grabbing 14 rebounds. Steven Markovic had 30 points for the Emus and Matthew Knight and Brad Newley contributed 17 and 16 points respectively in a dominant performance by the Australians.
The Australians started strongly and built a 10-point lead after one quarter and increased the margin to 71-50 at halftime. The win avenged a loss in the second round. Australia shot a sizzling 35-of-58 from the field including 11-of-19 three-pointers.
Bogut signed a letter of intent with Utah last year and will play for the Utes this season as a freshman.