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Milwaukee Bucks request waivers on former Wisconsin guard Bronson Koenig

Unfortunate news for the former Badgers standout.

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Wisconsin Badgers fans, at least for now, will not be seeing Bronson Koenig in Milwaukee or the Fox Valley area.

The Milwaukee Bucks, after signing Koenig to a two-way contract on July 6, requested waivers on Wisconsin’s all-time three-point field goal leader on Thursday afternoon.

Koenig, a La Crosse, Wis., native who played in 148 career games as a Badger with 94 starts, saw action on the Bucks’ NBA Summer League roster in Las Vegas in early July.

After averaging 14.5 points per game on 41.9 percent shooting from the field (39.3 from three-point range) during his senior season in Madison, Koenig tallied 5.2 points and one rebound a game for Milwaukee in summer league play.

He was signed to a two-way contract prior to the start of summer league play. B5Q’s Molly Sequin explained how the contract worked earlier this summer:

The deal is a two-way contract with the Bucks, meaning Koenig will also see time with G League affiliate Wisconsin Herd this season. According to NBA rules, each team has to have two two-way players on top of the regular 15-man roster. Koenig was the first added to the Bucks. He can play with Milwaukee for up to 45 days outside of the Herd’s season.

Where Koenig goes from here remains to be seen. As the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Matt Velazquez noted, the Herd—who are beginning their inaugural season in Oshkosh as Milwaukee’s G-League affiliate—could always sign him. The talented guard could also find greener pastures beyond state lines.

Best of luck to Koenig in his future endeavors for a prosperous professional basketball career.