Andrew Gaze

Andrew Barry Casson Gaze ( born July 27, 1965 in Melbourne, Victoria) is an Australian former basketball player. He is the son of Lindsay Gaze, who coached him for years with the Melbourne Tigers.

Gauze is both in the Olympics and World Championships the second most successful basket Sagittarius competition history by Oscar Schmidt and placed in the NBL numerous records.


Andrew Gaze began his career at the age of 18 years in the Australian NBL at the Melbourne Tigers, where he was also elected as the NBL Rookie of the Year in 1984 and twice the championship could win. Overall, he was in 14 seasons of the NBL- Toppunktesammler and was seven times nominated for MVP. In 22 years and 612 games gauze could achieve 18,908 points ( an average of 30.9 per game ).

In 1989, gauze in the U.S. to play at Seton Hall University, where his team moved into the NCAA finals, but there lost in extra time against the University of Michigan. Then he took in an NBA try-out in part at the Seattle SuperSonics, but offered him a contract. In the 1993/94 season he played for seven games with the Washington Bullets. His third attempt to play in the NBA, finished with an NBA championship ring. In the shortened from a game lockout season 1999 he played for the San Antonio Spurs, but received very little use time and was not even in the Spurs squad player for the play- offs.

In addition to his short U.S. trials, gauze played a few seasons in Europe. 1991/92 he was in the Italian Lega Basket Serie A for Rex Udine on basket hunt. For Apollon Patras from Greece, he was active in the 1994/95 season.

At the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, he was the standard bearer for Australia at the opening ceremony. In total he participated in five Olympic Games. After games of 2000 gauze resigned from the Australian national basketball team, continued his career in the NBL until 2005 continued. Declared on 12 May 2005 gauze after 20 years of professional basketball in his resignation.

Today, Andrew Gaze is still active in the media. He commented as basketball games on Australian television. He also coached the junior section of the Melbourne Tigers.