E.J. Feihl

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E. J. Feihl
Personal information
Born (1970-03-27) March 27, 1970 (age 47)
Santa Barbara, Pangasinan, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Listed height 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m)
Listed weight 285 lb (129 kg)
Career information
College Adamson University
PBA draft 1995 Round: 1 / Pick: 2nd overall
Selected by the Ginebra San Miguel
Playing career 1995–2007
Position Center
Career history
1995–1997 Gordon's Gin Boars
1997 AMA Cybertigers
1997–2001 Purefoods Carne Norte Giants
2001–2002 Gordon's Gin Boars
2002–2004 Alaska Aces
2005–2006 Red Bull Barako
2006–2007 Welcoat Dragons
Career highlights and awards

Edward Joseph "E. J." Feihl (born March 27, 1970) is a Filipino retired basketball player of German-Filipino descent.

He stands 7'1" tall, making him the tallest Filipino professional basketball player ever to play in the PBA to date.[citation needed] He played for the Adamson University Falcons in the UAAP and represented the Philippines in several international competitions.

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 then played briefly for the AMA Cybertigers in the Philippine Basketball League.

In the 1997 PBA Governor's Cup, Feihl was traded by Ginebra, then already named the Gordon's Gin Boars, to the Purefoods Carne Norte Cowboys in exchange for Cris Bolado. Feihl played for the team from 1997 to 2001 before he was traded back to the Boars.

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, though he didn't make the final cut.

Feihl did not play a single game in his second stint with Barangay Ginebra as he was sent to the Alaska Aces in exchange for James Wallkvist in 2002. Feihl would go on to play for the Aces until 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 from basketball.