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Badger Bits: Milwaukee Bucks Reel in Leuer

Aside from the whole "living the dream" factor, I bet Leuer is pretty psyched he only has to move all his stuff from Madison to Milwaukee on I-94.
Aside from the whole "living the dream" factor, I bet Leuer is pretty psyched he only has to move all his stuff from Madison to Milwaukee on I-94.

Good morning, dear readers. I sincerely hope the headline isn't too punny for you, but come on. It's Friday- cut me some slack! In case you didn't notice, the 2011 NBA Draft was last night, and the Milwaukee Bucks took former Wisconsin forward Jon Leuer with the 40th overall pick. Some NBA draft analysts thought Leuer could climb into the first round, but in reality he was taken at about the right time.

SB Nation's Bucks site Brew Hoop has a recap of the pick, as well as a good bit of analysis. Dan Sinclair is hopeful Leuer will make the roster as a result of his excellent shot, ability to make free throws (84.3%), and the fact that he doesn't turn the ball over.

What do you think? Did Leuer end up with the right team, or should another team have taken him?

Brian Bennett at the Big Ten blog writes that the Rose Bowl loss to TCU is still driving Wisconsin safety Aaron Henry, who has watched film of the game at least 70 times since New Years Day.

The Bielema recruit machine kept rolling yesterday- the Badgers added two more recruits from Pennsylvania. One, a defensive tackle, called himself a "mean S.O.B.," according to Dave Heller. The other, a cornerback, accepted the scholarship offer almost immediately. He told Heller he loves to play man press, and also enjoys getting in a receiver's face at the line. I like both of these kids already.

Going back to the Badgers' first cornerback commitment of 2011- Seriously, how awesome is the name "Hugs Etienne" for a cornerback? Can the Badgers please get a running back named "Between Thetackles"? Or a quarterback named "Handoff Theball"? I guess I can dream.

Andy Baggot of Madison.com writes that the men's hockey team has the highest spring GPA in team history.

Have a great weekend!