A few years from now when University of Louisville fans look back at the 2008-09 basketball season, what they will remember most about the team was its defense, with the offense being sporadic at best.

The player who made the defense tick was Andre McGee who, despite his respiratory challenges, never seemed to tire of making life miserable for the opposition.

Great to learn that his defensive prowess has opened a new door. McGee has signed a contract with the Phoenix Hagen, a team that plays in one of Germany’s top leagues.

“I liked him right away as I saw him. He is a player with a lot of discipline. He is a real guard. A big reason for his signing was his strong defense. We spoke with a lot of his ex coaches and they all confirmed his strong defense,” stated coach Ingo Freyer.

McGee is about to teach the German players some lessons about playing defense.

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By Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.

4 thoughts on “Andre McGee Off To Germany”
  1. Right you are, Daniel! My German teacher in high school is probably dying of embarrasment about my slip up.

    You can expect McGee to be a take charge point guard with excellent defensive skills and great assist and long range shooting abilities. If given the chance to set his feet and square up to the basket, he’ll punish opponents all night long with his long range jumper.

    You do your best to give us updates on one of the all time Card fan favorites and…


  2. I think you wanna say threeeeeeee….it means ”Dreiiii” in germany ;-)….zweiii is just two,and you from ULV and we from Hagen,germany wants threeee…anything you can say about Andre,too?he will be our new PG,i hope he is a good one!

  3. Wonder if the public address announcer for his new team will bellow “ZWEIIIIIIII…..McGeeeeee!” when he nails a long one? (Apologies to Sean Moth)

  4. Great to hear that Andre will be playing basketball in Germany! He is a great player and I believe will have the chance to let his offense loose on the European players. Most people do not realize how he can light it up quickly.

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