With all the chatter about football watch lists and roster updates, there has been a lack of basketball news in the past week. We apologize.
The NY2LA Sports Summer Jam is taking place just north of Milwaukee in the city of Mequon this week, and there is Wisconsin interest building up for a few prospects.
Class of 2018 commit Tyler Herro is playing with the Wisconsin Playground Warriors in the tournament along with class of 2019 forward Nobal Days, who also holds a Wisconsin offer.
As reported by BadgerBlitz.com and Badger247 in the past couple of days during this second live evaluation period, Wisconsin coaches like Greg Gard, Joe Krabbenhoft and Dean Oliver have been at the prep basketball spectacular scouting these players.
Check out Herro’s video highlights from BadgerBlitz.com’s Jon McNamara, along with an interview with Days.
Scout.com’s Brian Snow also spoke with 2019 point guard D.J. Carton on Wednesday. Carton plays for the AAU’s Quad City Elite. Carton also holds a Wisconsin offer.
Howard Moore’s mourns uncle’s death
B5Q sends its sympathies and prayers to the Wisconsin assistant coach, whose uncle, Leroy Moore, was shot and killed in Chicago on Tuesday night. According to WLS-TV (ABC7) in Chicago:
Moore was leaving a store on South State Street near East 71st Street around 8:20 p.m. when police said he was caught in the crossfire of a possible gang shooting.
Two cars had barreled down State, with people in both cars shooting at each other, police said. Moore was shot once in the chest. He was rushed to Stroger Hospital, where he died about 30 minutes after he was wounded. Moore's friend was not hurt.
"He was just walking down the street, minding his own business. And you got senseless gangbangers, wanna do shootings and don't care who's in the way," said Shurone Mooore, victim's son.
Howard Moore lamented the loss of his uncle on social media earlier this week:
Please pray for my family as my uncle, Leroy was caught in crossfire and killed in Chicago last night. I'm stunned and devastated right now.— Howard Moore (@Howard_Moore) July 19, 2017
My uncle and so many others are caught in the middle of senseless violence everyday! We must stand against gun violence in our city! https://t.co/3qE39z45yg— Howard Moore (@Howard_Moore) July 19, 2017
Thank you to everyone that reached out and offered your prayers and thoughts. Our family truly appreciates the sentiments. God bless.— Howard Moore (@Howard_Moore) July 20, 2017
- The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Jeff Potrykus featured the possible future of Wisconsin men’s basketball, highlighting Herro and discussing the likes of potential Badgers targets Days (class of 2019) and Jalen Johnson (2020).
- Speaking of Johnson, here’s just a sweet five-second video of the young player dunking effortlessly.