Just look at Jon Leuer's deftness on this play. The Memphis Grizzlies big man runs the floor, catches a pass just beyond midcourt and after a few dribbles, explodes to the hoop with a sweet spin move. Leuer scored four points in eight minutes of the Grizzlies' 94-88 win over the Atlanta Hawks. This season, the former Wisconsin Badger is averaging 5.3 points and 3.7 rebounds in a career-high 14.8 minutes per game.
Here' Frank Kaminsky reacting to being "drafted" No. 2 on College GameDay earlier Saturday morning. What an honor for the big guy. (h/t Zach Heilprin)
Here's high school tape of J.J. Watt from MaxPreps. Yes, the former Pewaukee standout has always been a beast on the field. It's easy to say this in hindsight, but damn, how did nobody but Central Michgan get in on this guy?
It's always entertaining watching/listening to Bo Ryan tout his knowledge of adjusted efficiency numbers. As he says in this interview with BTN's Dave Revsine, "Just so you know, I was using this when I coached in high school in the '70s, the points per possession and offensive efficiency. So I've used that stat for 40-something years."
Jokes aside, this interview with Bo is great -- especially if you enjoy a nice slaying of the old "Wisconsin is slow and boring" narratives.
Jon Budmayr isn't the only former Wisconsin player joining Paul Chryst's coaching staff this year. UW's latest edition of Varsity says that former offensive lineman Bill Nagy and linebacker Ethan Armstrong are back in Madison as well. Nagy (2007-10) was a seventh-round draft pick of the Dallas Cowboys in 2011.
The article also confirms the addition of former UW kicker Taylor Mehlhaff to the staff as a kicking specialist. (h/t to JP Cadorin)
Here's new Wisconsin offensive coordinator Joe Rudolph on National Signing Day talking about bringing recruits with him from Pitt, recruiting in-state, how UW's academic reputation affects recruiting and more. H/t to Jake for the video.
Here's Wisconsin quarterback signee Austin Kafentzis talking on National Signing Day about staying committed to UW despite the coaching change, joining a crowded group of quarterbacks, his fit in Paul Chryst's offense and more. H/t to Jake for the video.
Wisconsin running backs coach Thomas Brown played an integral role in building and maintaining the Badgers' 2015 class. Here, he talks about the next generation of UW running backs, the final days of Gary Andersen's tenure and more. H/t to Jake for the video.
Here's Wisconsin defensive coordinator Dave Aranda discussing the Badgers' 2015 recruiting class on National Signing Day. Aranda discusses how the past few weeks have been as the Badgers underwent some significant changes to their class, a lack of depth at inside linebacker and more. H/t to Jake on the video.
Have the Badgers found their answer at wide receiver coach for 2015? They have according to a tweet from Sports Illustrated's Thayer Evans that says Ted Gilmore will be leaving the Oakland Raiders to take the same position with the Badgers.
Gilmore spent the last three years in Oakland, being hired off of a season with USC. He also spent four seasons as a recruiting coordinator with Nebraska, putting together classes no worse than 30th during his tenure, with two in the top 25 and landing a class that came in ranked 13th in 2007.