The 2008 Germany Olympic basketball team came out this year with a lot of talent. Every single Olympic basketball year, Germany always has the most skilled players. The problem is why can’t they finish? Germany always starts out great in the Olympics. Every single exhibition game or tournament ranked game they come out, play hard and show everyone what they are made of. It seems like they always run out of gas at the end or when the games matter the most. Tim Ohlbrecht is one of Germany’s best performers, whom the NBA was looking at before he was 18. Tim Ohlbrecht’s first advantage is his height of 6 foot ten inches. The German Olympic team succeeded in dishing the ball to Tim, and the give and go which really was attached to them. Another great player is Jan Jagla. He is about seven foot tall, he can shoot threes, mid range jumpers and shots off the back board.
If Germany loses any point guards, or shooting guards due to injuries or fatigue, they can put Jan at the point or the two men. Germany is well rounded with talent. They even have NBA star Dirk Nowitzki on their side. In the next 3 years, Germany could indeed win a gold medal in the Olympic basketball tournament. Germany has an awesome recruiting staff, whom really attracts and signs players to Europe. Germany’s Robert Garrett and Steffen Hamann are big time impact players that have a bright future with Germany. Germany can keep up with teams like USA and Argentina or Lithuania. Especially after the new recruits who are headed towards the German Olympic team in the next couple years. Just keep your eyes open!
This post was written by admin on September 2008