Former Buckeye captured his first gold medal in 2008 Olympic Games
Michael Redd – Ohio State Basketball
Growing up in Columbus, Ohio, Michael Redd would often dream. Dream of one day becoming a primetime collegiate basketball player. Dream of being selected to an NBA All-Star team. Dream of playing for Team USA and winning a gold medal in the Olympics. As of August 24, 2008, while standing atop the Olympic podium in Beijing, Redd did not have to dream any longer.
“You dream about it, you just never know if it can actually happen. I dreamed about it as a little child. Being in the NBA and playing in the Olympics was the highest level,” said the 29-year old NBA veteran.
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