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Former Terrier Makes Olympic Team PDF Print
Written by Brent Williamson   
Thursday, 05 July 2012 12:01

Former Terrier Mike Lenzly will represent Great Britain as a member of the country’s basketball team in the upcoming summer Olympics held in London later this month. Lenzly becomes the second Terrier to represent their country in the Olympics as former women’s soccer player Ileana Moschos was on the Greek national team in the 2004 Olympics.

Lenzly, a 2003 Wofford graduate, is still tied for the record with five block shots in a single-game.  Lenzly finished his Terrier career with 1,333 points in 116 games.  He is still sixth in the record books with 169 3-point field goals made and seventh in 3-point field goals attempted with 467 giving him a 36.2 career 3-point field goal percentage.  He led the team in points in 2001-02 with 418 and in 2002-03 with 455, and he was the team’s leading rebounder in 2002-03 with 146 rebounds.
"Mike Lenzly is one of the finest players ever to don a Wofford uniform, and to have the opportunity to see him compete in this year's summer Olympics will be thrilling for me,” said Wofford head coach Mike Young.  “He has enjoyed a long and ultra-successful professional basketball career, and this is yet another milestone achievement for Michael."
Lenzly has been playing professional basketball in Europe since his graduation from Wofford in 2003.
He joins Chicago Bulls player Luol Deng, and the College of Charleston’s Andrew Lawrence on the team.  Great Britain is awaiting their opponent with the first game scheduled for July 29 in London. Lenzly is a member of the Wofford Athletic Hall of Fame.

 


Photo Courtesy: Mike Lenzly, PHOTO SUBMITTED

  
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