Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Alexander Koul: Still around

Back in the 90s, GW had a poster that said "Washington's New Monument," with Alexander Koul on it. Koul was a 7'1" center from Belarus, and he was pretty good. He averaged 13.3 points for his 4 year career at GW, as well as 7.2 rebounds and 1.5 blocks.

He's still career GW's leader in consecutive starts, field goal percentage (.610, 635 of 1041) and blocked shots. Unfortunately his draft stock dropped each year, from possible lottery pick his sophomore year to not drafted at all, though he still got a lot of hype - Sporting News listed him as better than Tim Duncan!

I was looking up heights for the GW Basketball Facebook application and discovered that Koul is still playing professionally - he's been in Turkey, Poland, Greece, and now Belarus. Glad to see he's still making money playing hoops.

Pictured is Koul vs Marcus Camby of UMass.

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