Natasha Vitalievna Bogdanova (pronounced bog-DAHN-ah-vah), a native of St.
Petersburg, Russia, is a forward with an inside-outside game in a strong, but
lean, body. Her range extends to the perimeter, but is better in the mid-range.
A sponge when it comes to learning the game, Bogdanova has not limited herself
to just learning a post game, as her 6'4 frame would steer her to develop.
Bogdanova left Russia when she was 15 for Canada, where the family believed she
could develop both her basketball and academic skills. After two years north
of the border, Natasha went on a search for American schools to upgrade the
level of her competition. Ending up at Charlotte Christian, a school that won
the Class 3A North Carolina private school title in 2003, and plays a national
high school schedule.
Bogdanova was mentioned to Purdue coach Kristy Curry by Charlotte Christian
head coach Eddie Rollins, who had sent his daughter to the Purdue Elite Camp
in 2003. Bogdanova eventually gave Curry a signature on November 17th, 2003,
choosing Purdue for the mix of academics and athletics, plus Curry's family
Bogdanova also considered Notre Dame, North Carolina and Harvard, and took official
visits to Purdue and Notre Dame.
Charlotte Christian teammate Elizabeth Simpson..."She's really aggressive on offense.
What also makes her a good player is she's coachable. That's a quality, that once you
find it, is an awesome quality in a player. She looks for us, and she has a beautiful
jump shot." (February 10, 2004)
Purdue head coach Kristy Curry..."Natasha has great size and is extremely versatile. She
is a good shooter and is a very good slasher. I think this young lady is a big-time sleeper
in this year's class. She has a chance to be an impact player at our level before she
finishes her career." (November 17, 2003)
Date Day Time Opponent
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11/18/03 7:25P Gaston Christian
11/24/03 8:30P @ JM Robinson
11/29/03 TBA vs Thomasville
12/02/03 7:30P vs Charlotte Catholic
Bristol Tennessee Tournament
12/04/03 TBA TBA
12/05/03 TBA TBA
12/06/03 TBA TBA
12/19/03 7:29P North Lincoln
Dell Curry Tournament
01/01/04 TBA TBA
01/02/04 TBA TBA
01/03/04 TBA TBA
01/05/04 TBA TBA
01/09/04 7:29P Ravenscroft
01/10/04 2:29P Cardinal Gibbons
01/16/04 7:30P @ Victory Christian
01/20/04 7:30P @ Bishop McGuinness
01/27/04 7:00P Oak Hill
01/30/04 7:30P @ Forsyth Country Day
01/31/04 3:30P Patterson School
02/03/04 7:30P Country Day
02/06/04 7:30P Charlotte Latin
02/10/04 7:30P @ Providence Day
02/12/04 7:30P @ Country Day
02/17/04 7:30P @ Charlotte Latin
02/20/04 7:30P Providence Day
02/26/04 TBA TBA
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