(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) —
David Bauman and Alexander Raskovic of SFX Basketball Group, LLC have signed Andrew Bogut, All-American center from the University of Utah, to the company and them to exclusively represent him in contract negotiations and marketing activities.
"I am thrilled to announce Andrew's signing. It is a great honor to represent the likely #1 pick in the NBA Draft," said Bauman, senior vice president and managing director for International Basketball, SFX Basketball. "I am very proud that Andrew has chosen SFX and me to represent him in what should be a long and very successful NBA career."
Bogut, a native of Melbourne, Australia, with Croatian roots, was named to the All-American first team and led the University of Utah to the NCAA Tournament's Sweet Sixteen. He is a top candidate for both the Naismith and Wooden Awards, college basketball's highest honors. This season, the sophomore was named the Mountain West Conference's Player of the Year, while leading the Utah Utes to the Mountain West Conference title. Bogut was named MVP of the FIBA World Junior Championships in Greece in 2003, and was a starter for the Australian National team at the 2004 Olympic Games.
"Andrew Bogut is the most important player from Australia and Croatia in a generation," said Raskovic, director of International Basketball for SFX Basketball. "We're very excited to be working with him."
SFX Basketball Group clients include Elton Brand, Kobe Bryant, Tracy McGrady, Vladimir Radmanovic and Peja Stojakovic among others. SFX Basketball Group, LLC, is an independent subsidiary of Clear Channel Entertainment. –Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen