Friday, April 24, 2009

Where Are They Now? Friday #4

This week's Badger is... Freddie Owens!

Most Badgers fans favorite memory of Freddie is probably his game winning 3-pointer with 1 second left against Tulsa in the 2003 NCAA Tournament to send Wisconsin to the Sweet 16 his junior season. The shot completed a comeback from 13 points down with only 4 minutes left in the game to win 61-60.

Since his graduation in 2005, Freddie has stayed involved in the basketball world. He played professionally for one season in Latvia, averaging 5.5 points, 1.8 rebounds, and 1.1 assists in 13 games.

He then moved on to coaching, starting with one season of guiding the Stay In the Game AAU team in Milwaukee. The next year, Freddie became an assistant coach at Adams State College at the D-II level in Colorado for one season, and is currently a graduate assistant at Iowa State, specializing in game day preparation, scouting, and film editing.

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