Bogut 'still very keen' to play at Olympics despite postponement

Despite the Olympics being pushed back, 35-year-old Australia star Andrew Bogut is eager to play in Tokyo.

Australia basketball star Andrew Bogut.   -  Getty Images

Australia star Andrew Bogut is "still very keen" to play at the Olympics despite the Tokyo Games being pushed back until 2021.

Bogut, 35, was expected to lead the Boomers at the Olympics this year, but the Games have been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. It led to questions over Bogut's future, but the Olympics remain a goal for the veteran, an NBA champion with the Golden State Warriors in 2015.

"I'm still very keen. Obviously the plans for me were to get to the Olympics this year and then reassess," he told SEN on Thursday.

"That's been thrown out of the window. I'm still up in the air about exactly what I'm going to do and how I go about my journey getting there and all that, I still haven't decided one way or another. I think it's going to be a moving parts type thing and I think the main priority right now is to get this pandemic squashed.

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"Then, we can all make real-world decisions about our jobs and our families and all that kind of stuff, but until that happens it's kind of senseless to make decisions based on not knowing when the future's going to be open slather again."

Australia has never won a medal in men's basketball at the Olympics, but finished fourth at the Rio Games in 2016.

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