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2010 (Senior):HEADER ANDREW JAMES "A.J." OGILVY Center Vanderbilt University Commodores #4 6:10.5-258 Sydney, Australia Australia Institute of Sport
OVERVIEW The Australian import became the first player in Vanderbilt history to reach 1,000 career points by the end of his sophomore season. He led all Southeastern Conference freshmen in scoring in 2007-2008, averaging 17.0 points per game.
He set the school career-record with 471 free throws made, ranking third in Commodore annals when he was successful on 54.9 percent of his field goal attempts.
Ogilvy joined Will Perdue (1,281 points and 157 blocks, 1984, 86-88) as the only players in Vanderbilt history to score 1,000 points (ranks 13th with 1,468) and block 100 shots (second in school annals with 145). The three-time All-Southeastern Conference pick set the school season-record for freshman, totaling 578 points in 2007-08.
Ogilvy's ability to draw contact made him a regular at the foul line during his time with the Commodores. He set the VU season-record when he hit on 176 free throws as a freshman, as his 49 blocked shots in 2007-08 rank as the fourth-best season total in Vanderbilt history.
Back home in Australia, Ogilvy represented his country at the Youth Olympics and was named the 2005 New South Wales Junior Basketball Player of the Year. He averaged 16.5 points, 9.7 rebounds and 3.0 blocks in the 2006 Under-20 Nationals. He was named to the Oceania Under-19 Championship All-Star team after averaging 15 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks while competing in the 2006 qualifying series vs. New Zealand. In 2007, he averaged 18.3 points and 7.4 in 17 games during a shortened season, playing for the Australian Institute of Sport in the South East Australian Basketball League.
Ogilvy averaged 22.3 points and 9.8 rebounds while shooting 69 percent from the field and 78.8 percent from the foul line in nine games representing Australia at the FIBA Under-19 World Championship in July 2007. He finished third in scoring at the event and posted six double-doubles, including a 32-point, 11-rebound effort vs. Spain. He helped the Australians sweep the field in Group F and finish fifth with an 8-1 mark, losing to Brazil in the quarterfinals.
At Vanderbilt, Ogilvy earned conference All-Freshman team, All-SEC second-team and Freshman All-American team honors. He started 33-of-34 games, setting the school scoring record for freshman with 578 points, as he led the league's freshmen with a 17.0-point average. He scored in double digits 32 times, including tallying at least 20 points 11 times.
Ogilvy would become the first Commodore to score over 1,000 points before the end of his sophomore season (1,026). He was again an All-SEC second-team choice, as he also blocked 48 shots, made 69.9 percent of his free throws and shot 54.3 percent from the field. He posted five double-double performances and scored in double figures 25 times.
In 2009-10, the three-time All-SEC second-team selection hit the double digit figure for scoring 25 times. In 33 contests, he blocked 48 shots, scored 442 points (13.4 points per game), made 158 free throws (sixth in school history) and snared 204 rebounds.
GAME ANALYSIS 2007-08 SEASON All-SEC second-team, SEC All-Freshman Team and Hoops Court Freshman All-American selection, as Ogilvy set the Vanderbilt freshman scoring record with 578 points and led all freshman in the league in scoring at 17.0 points per game...Scored in double digits in 32 games, and surpassed the 20-point barrier 11 times...Made 201-of-342 field goals (58.8 percent), as his 176 free throws made (229 attempts, 76.9 percent) set the school season-record...Grabbed 229 rebounds, as his 49 blocked shots rank fourth on the Commodore annual record list...Added 23 steals and 40 assists...Played in 34 games and started 33...Scored in double digits 32 times, and surpassed the 20-point barrier 11 times...Had four double-doubles on the season.
2007-08 SEASON Scored 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds in collegiate debut vs. Austin Peay (11/10), the best start for a VU freshman since Phil Cox scored 30 points to open the season in the 1981-82 campaign; also added two blocks and one steal and was named SEC Freshman of the Week...Tallied 20 points at Toledo...Scored 21 points, 19 in second half, in win over Valparaiso (11/20); was also 9-for-9 from charity stripe vs. Crusaders...Named to South Padre Invitational All-Tournament team, when he averaged 16.5 points and 4.0 rebounds per game...Made eight field goals and was 7-for-9 from the charity stripe vs. Bradley (11/24)...Had career-best two steals vs. Utah State (11/23)...Notched first career double-double vs. Lipscomb with 26 points and 10 rebounds...Set career highs in free throws made (12) and free throws attempted (13) vs. Iona (12/31)...Recorded second double-double vs. UMass, scoring 25 points and bringing down a career-high 11 rebounds... Recorded second-straight 25-point performance vs. South Carolina...Blocked career-high five shots in loss at Kentucky (1/12)...Dished out career-high five assists and scored 15 points in win at South Carolina (2/9)...Recorded third career double-double vs. Kentucky (2/12) with 19 points and 12 rebounds...Had 49 blocks on the season, which is the fourth most in a season in Vanderbilt history and the most in a season since Chris Woods blocked 50 shots in the 1994-95 season...Scored 20 points and grabbed six rebounds at Arkansas (3/1)...Recorded fourth double-double of the season vs. Alabama (3/8), scoring 17 points and grabbing 10 rebounds...Scored career-high 27 points and made a career-high 12 field goals in SEC Tournament win over Auburn (3/13)...Tallied team-high 18 points vs. Siena (3/21) in first round of NCAA Touranment.
GAME ANALYSIS Notched 13 points, nine rebounds, three blocks and two assists in 19 minutes off the bench in season opener vs. Lipscomb (11/16)...Had first 20 point game of the season vs. Arizona (11/25) -- also added seven boards and four blocks...Had eight blocks in three games in Maui...Scored a game-high and season-high 25 points, including 11-of-12 from the free throw in win over Missouri (12/2)... Made a career-high 13 free throws en route to scoring 19 points in 24 minutes in win vs. DePaul (12/5)...Named SEC Player of the Week on 12/7 after averaging 22.0 points per game and 6.0 rebounds per game in two games last week...Scored eight points (4-of-6 FG) and pulled down three rebounds in loss at Illinois (12/8)...Connected on 3-of-6 field goals, finishing with eight points in 15 minutes off the bench vs. Western Kentucky (12/11)...Notched 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting to go along with six rebounds and one block in 15 minutes of action in win over Tennessee State (12/19)...Scored 11 points vs. Mercer (12/21)...Scored 12 points and blocked three shots vs. Manhattan (12/30)...Finished with 17 points, including 9-of-10 from the free throw line and five rebounds in 23 minutes vs. Southern Miss. (1/2)...Scored 10 points and pulled down five rebounds before fouling out -- played season-low 14 min) vs. MTSU (1/4)...Notched third 20-point game of the season with 24-point, 8 rebound and two block effort vs. Florida (1/9)...Scored 13 points and tied a season-high with nine rebounds in win over Alabama (1/13)...Tallied 22-point (7-for-8 FG) and nine rebound effort in win at South Carolina (1/16)...Registered 17 points and eight rebounds, while tying a career high with five block shots in win over Auburn (1/23)... Posted 12 points, five rebounds while tying season-high with three steals in 21 minutes in win over Tennessee (1/27)...Recorded 12 points, including 8-of-12 from the free throw line and four rebounds vs. Kentucky (1/30)...Scored 16 points on 6-of-13 shooting and pulled down a team-high 7 rebounds in win over Mississippi State (2/3)...Scored a season-high 27 points, (8-of-10 FG) while making 11-of-13 free throw attempts to go along with eight rebounds in 33 minutes vs. Ole Miss (2/18)...Posted nine points, four rebounds and two steals in 27 minutes vs. Kentucky (2/20)...Registered first double-double of the year (17 points & 10 rebounds), including 11-of-14 from the charity stripe in overtime win vs. Georgia (2/25)...Scored 14 points (5-of-7 FG) and pulled down six rebounds in only 14 minutes of action in win at Arkansas (2/27)...Tallied 16 points (7-of-12 FG), eight rebounds while tying a career high with four steals in win at Florida (3/2)...Posted 15-point, seven rebound effort while batting through foul trouble (played only 21 minutes) in regular season finale vs. South Carolina (3/6)...Scored 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting to go along with seven rebounds and one block shot in quarterfinals of SEC Tournament vs. Georgia (3/12).
GAME ANALYSIS 2008-09 SEASON All-SEC second-team selection...Became the first player in school history to reach 1,000 points for a career (1,026) by his sophomore season...Scored 448 points (15.4 points per game), as he hit on 152-of-280 field goals (54.3 percent) and 137-of-196 free throws (69.9 percent)...Totaled five double-doubles and scored in double figures in 25 contests...Registered 207 rebounds (7.1 rebounds per game), as his 48 blocked shots rank fifth on the school season-record list...Added 37 assists and 25 steals...Posted the team's highest rebound average since 2006, when Julian Terrell had 7.2 rebounds per game.
2008-09 SEASON Had career-high 33-point performance in win at LSU (3/4); also added 10 rebounds vs. the Tigers...Had 20 points and 13 rebounds vs. USF (12/16); the 13 rebounds was a new career high...Other double-doubles came vs. Middle Tennessee on 11/24 (19 points, 11 rebounds), vs. Alabama on 2/5 (20 points, 12 rebounds), and vs. Arkansas on 3/8 (12 points, 10 rebounds)...Had double-digit rebound performances in six games... Tallied 12 points and two blocks in 21 minutes in season opener vs. Morehead State (11/16)...Scored a team-high 13 points on 5-11 shooting while grabbing seven rebounds in loss to Illinois (11/20)... Named Cancun Challenge MVP after averaging 19 points and five rebounds in final two games of tournament, including a 25-point performance vs. VCU (11/30)...Tallied 15 points and seven rebounds in 30 minutes vs. Ga. Tech (12/8)... Posted a 17 point and eight rebound effort in win over Alabama A&M... Tallied career highs in rebounds (13) and steals (3) in 20-point effort vs. USF (12/16)... Tallied third straight 20-point game vs. Furman (12/22)... Missed the first game of his career with a heel injury on 12/31 vs. St. Francis... Battled a heel problem and an upper respiratory illness for a week (1/20-1/28); scored 14 points in three games during that span... Scored 14 points and pulled down eight boards in return to the line-up vs. UMass... Posted a game-high 18 points and career-high four steals in win over Georgia (1/14)...Tallied 14 points and six rebounds at Miss. St. (1/17)... Notched 14 points, six rebounds and five assists in win over Auburn (1/31)... Was 2-for-2 from beyond the arc vs. Alabama (2/5)...Scored 17 points and had nine rebounds vs. Ole Miss (2/7)... Notched 15 points to go along with 8 rebounds in 29 minutes in win over UK (2/17)... Made 9-of-13 shots from the field to lead VU in scoring with 18 pts at Florida (2/21)... Scored a then-career-high 28 points, converting on 12-of-15 shots to go along with five rebounds and four block shots in win over South Carolina (2/28)... Posted fourth double-double of the season with a career-high 33 points and 10 rebounds in win over LSU (3/4)... Became the first VU sophomore to reach the 1,000 point plateau in win at LSU... Tallied second straight double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds vs. Arkansas (3/8).
2009-10 SEASON Earned All-Southeastern Conference second-team honors from the league's coaches for the third straight year, receiving those same accolades from the Associated Press during his junior season...Ranked second on the team in scoring with 442 points (13.4 points per game), as he shot 50.9 percent from the field (142-of-279) and 73.1 percent from the foul line (158 successful free throws rank sixth on the school season-record list, on 216 attempts)...Collected 204 rebounds (6.2 rebounds per game) with 29 assists (0.9 per game) and 34 steals (1.0 per game)...His 48 blocked shots tied his 2008-09 total for fifth place on the school season-record list...Scored in double figures 25 times in 33 games...Posted one double-double performance, coming in early February vs. Georgia.
CAREER NOTES Ogilvy became the first sophomore to reach the 1,000-point level in school history...He would go on to finish his career with 1,468 points, 13th-best in Commodore annals...His 578 points scored in 2007-08 rank ninth overall on the VU season-record chart and broke the old freshman scoring record of 507 points by Mike Rhodes (1977-78)...Blocked 145 shots during his career, topped by only Will Perdue (157, 1984, 86-88) on the school all-time record chart...His 49 blocked shots as a freshman rank fourth and his 48 blocks in both his sophomore and junior campaigns tied for fifth on the Vanderbilt annual record list...Ranks third in school annals with a 54.9 field-goal percentage, ranking behind Will Perdue (.606) and Willie Jones (.605, 1980-82)...Broke the old Commodore record with his 471 free throws made, topping the old mark of 453 by Bobby Thym (1954-57)...His 176 successful free throws in 2007-08 surpassed the previous Commodore season-record of 175 by Matt Freije (2003-04).
OTHER TOURNAMENTS/TEAMS AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL TEAM Attended the Australia Institute of Sport in Canberra...Represented his country at the Youth Olympics and was named the 2005 New South Wales Junior Basketball Player of the Year...Averaged 16.5 points, 9.7 rebounds and 3.0 blocks in the 2006 Under-20 Nationals... Named to the Oceania Under-19 Championship All-Star team after averaging 15 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks while competing in the 2006 qualifying series vs. New Zealand... In 2007, he averaged 18.3 points and 7.4 in 17 games during a shortened season, playing for the Australian Institute of Sport in the South East Australian Basketball League...Also averaged 22.3 points and 9.8 rebounds while shooting 69 percent from the field and 78.8 percent from the foul line in nine games while representing Australia at the FIBA Under-19 World Championship in July 2007...Finished third in scoring at the event and posted six double-doubles, including a 32-point and 11-rebound effort vs. Spain...Helped the Australians sweep the field in Group F and finish fifth with an 8-1 mark, losing to Brazil in the quarterfinals.
PERSONAL Economics major...Son of Aileen and Paul Ogilvy...Born Andrew James Ogilvy on 6/17/88 in Sydney, Australia.
SCOUTING REPORT Positives: Compensates for a lack of great size and wingspan with strength and good aggression establishing position around the basket...Above-average, low-post scorer who is very effective finishing with either hand around the basket...Has a good understanding for the game and the large hands to swat away shots...Excellent shooter at the foul line, ranking first in school history in free throws made (471)...Shows functional quickness up and down the court and good hands to pass the ball out to the open outlet...Gets most of his points working near the basket, but shows good elevation and a high release point that makes it tough for a defender to block his shot...Powers his way to box out his man and knows how to throw his elbows around when combating centers in the low post...Demonstrates good body lean to push and shove his man aside when the opponent attempts to drive to the basket on him...Works well with teammates on pick-and-rolls and anchors himself squarely setting up screens...Comfortable playing with his back to the basket, showing good moves off the ball to generate a quick dunk or back away for the hook shot...When he keeps his feet under the basket, he knows how to get wide and clear room for his guards when operating in space...Shows natural hands when fed the ball to finish in transition (does a good job and shows great tenacity in attempts to get position in the paint)...Good hustler who will sacrifice his body to chase down loose balls...Patient shooter who uses his frame well to set up the pick-and-roll plays.
Negatives: Lacks the size most teams want in a post performer, but does not have the lateral agility to defend quicker small forwards...Collects blocked shots and rebounds, but is not dominant in either category and with only an adequate vertical leap, he won't dominate in any area in the NBA...Has marginal lateral agility and becomes a liability defending dual-threat forwards with good shooting range...Will be caught between two positions -- his size is a detriment at center and his slow feet are a liability when defending on the wing...Struggled creating his shot as a junior and his overall numbers declined from his previous season...Fails to generate the explosion needed when leaving the floor to attack the boards.
--Report by Dave-Te' Thomas
Compares To: BRAD MILLER, Chicago -- Ogilvy has a nice touch around the basket, but a lack of ideal height, short arms and just adequate leaping ability make him a bit of a liability at center. Limited lateral movements make him a detriment against speedy forwards and while he's a polished low-post scorer, he is not the type that can dominate the boards or consistently elevate to block shots.