Friday, July 23, 2010

E.J. Feihl 216 cm tall athlete

Tall athletes -- Philippines Philippines
E.J. Feihl 216 cm 2.16 m (7 ft 1 in) – Tallest Filipino basketball player. Elmar Jobbal (born March 27, 1970), better known simply as E.J. Feihl, is a retired Filipino basketball player of Filipino (Pangasinan) and German descent in the Philippine Basketball Association, Asia's first professional basketball league. The 22h tall athlete.

He stands 7'0" tall, making him the tallest professional Filipino player who played in the league. He represented the Philippines in many international competitions. He played for the Adamson University Falcons during his stint at the UAAP collegiate league.

Feihl was drafted by Ginebra San Miguel in 1995 and played for two seasons with the team. A controversial talk about a contract extension led to Feihl's departure in 1997. He played briefly for the AMA Cybertigers in the Philippine Basketball League.
In the 1997 PBA Governor's Cup, Feihl was traded by Gordon's Gin (then Ginebra San Miguel but is now named as the Barangay Ginebra Kings) to the Purefoods Carne Norte Cowboys for Cris Bolado. Feihl played for Purefoods from 1997-2001 before he was traded to Barangay Ginebra.

In 1998, Feihl was a member of the Philippine Centennial Team that took home a bronze medal in the Bangkok Asian Games. In 2002, he was part of the RP National Pool for the 2002 Asian Games, but was later cut.
Feihl never played a single game in his second stint with Barangay Ginebra as he was sent to the Alaska Aces for James Walkvist in 2002. Feihl played for the Aces from 2002-2004.
In 2005-06 season he joined the Red Bull Barako spending most of his time on the reserve list. In the middle of the eliminations of the All Filipino Conference of the 2006-07 season he was signed by the Welcoat Dragons.
In 2007, Feihl announced his retirement in basketball. He is now working for OCSI as part of Order Assurance Team. (Orchid Cybertech Services Inc.)

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