Andrew Gaze

Andrew Gaze
This month put the SPORTS spotlight on Melbourne Tigers' basketball player - Andrew Gaze.

ANDREW GAZE a four times Olympian, is no stranger to International competition. At present, he stands as the second all-time leading scorer at the World Championships behind another great scoring machine - Oscar Schmidt. But this player has proved that he is much more than a top scorer. His talent as a team player and innate understanding of the game, ensure his popularity with Tiger fans and players alike.

Not content with just playing in the NBL, Gaze has also tried his hand at the NBA. His first taste of NBA life came when he tried out for Seattle and then in 1994 he played for the Washington Bullets. History has proven that whether it is his beloved Melbourne Tigers or representing another team, Gaze has an instinctive response to the game of basketball which makes him appeal to basketball fans everywhere.


D.O.B: 24/7/1965
Star Sign: Leo
Nickname: Drewy

Marital Status: Married with 3 daughters (Courtney, Phoebe & Annie)

Height: 6' 7" (201cm)
Shoe size: Size 14

Occupation: Professional Basketballer

Club: Melbourne Tigers
Number: 10
Position: Guard

Dream career (outside basketball): Professional Golfer

Childhood sporting hero: Larry Bird

Role model: Lindsay Gaze

Fave Sport (besides basketball): Golf and AFL
Fave Film: Jerry Maguire
Fave Food: Pasta
Fave Drink: Water
Fave AFL Team: Hawthorn Football Club

Person you would most like to meet: Bill Clinton

Best aspect of playing basketball: Making friends

Worst aspect of playing basketball: Travel

Worst Habit: Talking too loudly


Ø Played in the NCAA Final with Seton Hall University (1989)
Ø NBL Championship (1993, 1997)
Ø Olympic Games (1984, '88, '92, '96)


Ø NBL Rookie of the Year (1984)
Ø NBL Most Efficient Player (1990-97)
Ø NBL Most Valuable Player (1991, 1992, 1994-98)
Ø NBL All Star Game (1989, 1991-97)
Ø NBL All Star Game MVP (1989, 1992)
Ø NBL Leading Scorer (1986, 1988-89, 1991-99)

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- Annemarie Failla


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