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Bronson Koenig has best NBA Summer League outing yet; updated football recruiting rankings released

Shooters shoot.

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The NBA Summer League continues, and a former Wisconsin Badgers standout showcased his best performance yet.

Bronson Koenig scored nine points on 3-of-7 shooting in the Milwaukee Bucks’ 100–93 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night in Las Vegas. Wisconsin’s all-time leader in three-point field goals shot 60 percent from behind the NBA arc on the evening in 21 minutes.

All of Koenig’s points were scored in the first half, but it was a solid showing for the La Crosse, Wis., native. Former Michigan forward and Bucks first-round draft pick D.J. Wilson scored 17 points and registered eight rebounds, and former Michigan State guard Travis Trice—brother of Wisconsin point guard D’Mitrik Trice—scored 12 points with three rebounds and three assists.

Two 2018 Wisconsin commits in Top247

On Monday, 247Sports released an updated version of its “Top247” list comprised of the 247 best high school football prospects in the nation. Two Wisconsin verbal commits made the list, with one receiving a huge bump.

Lake Zurich, Ill., inside linebacker Jack Sanborn remained on the list at No. 171, dropping seven spots.

Eau Claire, Wis. (Memorial) tight end/defensive end Cormac Sampson jumped up to No. 246 and is now a four-star prospect according to 247Sports. That’s a jump of 492 spots.

Note: these are just the prospects’ standalone rankings, not the 247Sports Composite.

Links:

  • More WATCH LIST MANIA: Wisconsin center/left guard/possible left tackle Michael Deiter was named to the Rimington Trophy watch list. The award is given to the “most outstanding center in college football.”
  • Deiter wasn’t the only Badger to be named to a watch list on Tuesday. Tight ends Troy Fumagalli and Kyle Penniston were named to the John Mackey Award list, given to the nation’s “most outstanding tight end.” That’s two UW tight ends among 55 players.
  • The Watt brothers—J.J., Derek, and T.J.—were in Madison this weekend for the “One Saturday to Dream Fearlessly” charity event at the Goodman Center. The Wisconsin State Journal’s Jason Galloway caught up with the trio of NFL-bound brothers.
  • BadgerNation.com has a story on quarterback Alex Hornibrook’s progression heading into 2017.
  • BadgerBlitz.com finished up its rankings of in-state high school prospects for the 2018 class with three of the top five players committed to Wisconsin.
  • Wisconsin’s men’s soccer team announced its captains on Monday: Philipp Schilling, Isaac Schlenker, and Enda O’Neill.