Andrew Gaze is without doubt Australia's greatest ever basketballer. He has won the National Basketball League (NBL) scoring title a record 10 times as well as being awarded the NBL's Most Valuable Award a staggering 7 times. Following his retirement, he ventured into media personality and commentator with Fox Sports and Channel 7. Andrew Gaze was the flag bearer and team captain, for the Australian Olympic Team - Sydney 2000.
A five times Olympian, the records set by Andrew Gaze will be hard to top. Gaze is a dual NBL Championship player whose greatest honour - being the Flag Bearer and Team Captain for the Australian team at the Sydney Olympics - was richly deserved.
Off the court, Andrew Gaze is an enthusiastic, energetic and colourful individual with a wonderful sense of humour. His infectious personality appeals to those of all ages and he has a natural ability to entertain and inspire.
He is extremely popular with children and a keenly sought after-dinner speaker in the corporate sector. On the court, Andrew Gaze is the most decorated basketball player in the country, one of Australia’s most recognisable and popular sporting identities.
After an impressive schoolboy career, the son of Australian basketball legend Lindsay Gaze made the transition to the NBL at 18 years of age. In 1989 Andrew played for the American university, Seton Hall, who reached the final four of the NCAA Championships that year, and was rewarded with a trial with NBA’s Seattle Supersonics.
In 1991, Andrew became the first Australian to play professionally in Europe, with the Italian club side, Udine In 1993 Andrew realised one of his lifelong dreams, when he captained the Melbourne Tigers to victory in the NBL Grand Final.
Three years later, in his fourth Olympics, Andrew led Australia to a Bronze Medal play-off in Atlanta.
The following year, Andrew was superb as the Tigers stormed into the finals on the back of a record-breaking 16-game winning streak. Andrew again led the NBL scoring table and capped 1997 off by winning his second NBL championship, his 10th NBL scoring title and yet another NBL MVP award.
In January 2005 Andrew played his 600th Basketball game – he is a truly remarkable sportsperson.