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August 12, 2008 9:44 PM

Former Husky Femerling in Olympics

Posted by Bob Condotta

The UW athletic department pointed out today that former Husky Patrick Femerling is participating for the German National Team in the Beijing Olympic Games.

Germany defeated Angola 95-66 and lost to Greece 87-64 in Group B play, a game in which Femerling scored seven points. Germany, which also has Dirk Nowitzki and Chris Kaman on its team, is in the same group as USA, Spain and host China and will play the USA on Thursday

For those who've forgotten, Femerling lettered at UW in 1996, 97 and 98 for Washington. He averaged 5.7 points and 6.1 rebounds per game as a junior in 1998 as the Bob Bender-coached Huskies advanced to the Sweet 16, losing memorably to UConn.

A lot of people close to the Bender teams will tell you that the beginning of the end for his regime came the following summer when Femerling decided to forgo his senior year and play professionally in Germany. The move came too late for the Huskies to adequately replace him. UW may the tournament the next year in what was Todd MacCulloch's senior year, but the team was never as good as it had been at the end of the '98 season with Femerling teaming with MacCulloch to give UW one of the more imposing front lines around.

Here is Femerling's page with up-to-date stats from FIBA.com.

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Posted by Dave " The Meatball" Armistead

8:32 AM, Aug 13, 2008

Matty- "Gaddy confirmed via text message Tuesday that his new finalists are UA, Washington, Oregon, Memphis and UCLA but said he had no timetable to decide. "

You promised Texas, what gives?

Posted by BigBallaJ

9:59 AM, Aug 13, 2008

I noticed that Femerling before the UW AD did.

I should be the new Athletic Director.

Posted by MT Husky

11:17 AM, Aug 13, 2008

Jeff Goodman lists 10 players who need some comeback years, including QPon and says Huskies could vie for the conference crown if QPon can "come through".

http://community.foxsports.com/blogs/goodmanonfox

Posted by YaoMing

11:17 AM, Aug 13, 2008

Here is exhuskies -- Thalo Green --

http://www.supercamp.com.au/basketball_pictorial.php

Posted by Tha Dub

1:02 PM, Aug 13, 2008

for the 2nd time ever i must concede that meatball is right. (other one was chase budinger). Texas is now out.... i'm gong with UA or UCLA personally, but HOPE he wants UW. peace.

Posted by WSUx3

4:18 PM, Aug 13, 2008

Why would any one want to go to uDUMB? u guys were national & pac 10 laughing stock 3 years running???

Posted by Mike D

5:36 PM, Aug 13, 2008

Well, at least Rip Hamilton isn't on the U.S. team. So 'ole Patrick has that going for him.

Posted by Pheel

8:52 AM, Aug 14, 2008

I'm still screaming at the TV -JUMP PATRICK JUMP!!

Posted by mattysimone

4:20 PM, Aug 14, 2008

Meat I said texas if memphis is not in trouble. I figured they were done and still suprised by texas not on list. Ucla oregon or zona all make me wanna puke! god I hope not

Posted by Dave " The Meatball" Armistead

9:08 AM, Aug 15, 2008

Matty- You flip-flopping is quite amusing, and your stance that Brockman will be a 1st round pick shows how much of a blowhard homer you are. You lose more and more credibility by the minute.

"still stand by bradley and gaddy to texas. Im hoping for bradley though."

" I say realistic because gaddy and bradley are not. as much as Id love bradle I still think they both choose texas...maybe ucla?"

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