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Bronson Koenig
Bronson Koenig
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Koenig playing for Wisconsin
No. 23 - Erie BayHawks
PositionGuard
LeagueNBA G League
Personal information
Born (1994-11-13) November 13, 1994 (age 26)
La Crosse, Wisconsin
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High schoolAquinas (La Crosse, Wisconsin)
CollegeWisconsin (2013-2017)
NBA draft2017 / Undrafted
Playing career2017-present
Career history
2017-2018Grand Rapids Drive
2018Mornar
2019Mineros de Zacatecas
2019-presentErie BayHawks
Career highlights and awards

Bronson Koenig (born November 13, 1994) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Erie BayHawks of the NBA G League. He played college basketball for the Wisconsin Badgers. Koenig attended Aquinas High School in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

High school career

Koenig attended Aquinas High School in La Crosse, Wisconsin. As a sophomore, Koenig averaged 17 points and 3 assists per game. He was named First Team All-State after leading Aquinas to the 2011 Division III State Championship. He missed much of his junior season due to an injury. In his senior campaign, he again led his team to a state title and was named 2013 Wisconsin Player of the Year by the Associated Press. Koenig scored 16 points in the title game. He averaged 17.0 points and 4.4 assists per game as a senior, shooting 45.5 percent from beyond the arc. Koenig was a McDonald's All American nominee.[1]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date


Bronson Koenig
PG
La Crosse, WI Aquinas 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg)
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 78
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "2013 Wisconsin Commitments". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2011.
  • "Men's Basketball Recruiting". Scout.com. Retrieved 2011.
  • "ESPN- Wisconsin Badgers Men's Basketball Recruiting". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2011.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved 2011.
  • "2013 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2011.

College career

Koenig in 2017

Koenig was moved into the Badgers starting lineup during the 2014-15 season after an injury to point guard Traevon Jackson on January 11, 2015. He averaged 11.6 points per game as a starting guard.[2]

In the second round of the 2016 NCAA Basketball Tournament against the Xavier Musketeers, Koenig made a game-tying three-pointer with 11.7 seconds left. Then, after a Xavier offensive foul, he made another three-pointer at the buzzer to give Wisconsin a 66-63 victory. Koenig finished the game with 20 points. After the win, he said, "I like to have the ball in my hands in those kinds of situations because I believe in myself."[3]

Koenig set the school record for career three point shots made on February 23, 2017 in a loss at Ohio State, passing former record-holder Ben Brust.[4] Koenig averaged 14.5 points, 2.1 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game as a senior, shooting 39.3 percent from the 3-point arc. He finished his career with 1,459 points and 270 career 3-pointers.[5]


College statistics

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2013-14 Wisconsin 37 0 15.5 .443 .328 .750 1.2 1.1 0.3 0.1 3.5
2014-15 Wisconsin 40 24 28.8 .414 .405 .812 1.8 2.5 0.2 0.2 8.7
2015-16 Wisconsin 35 35 34.9 .392 .390 .763 2.8 2.4 0.4 0.2 13.1
2016-17 Wisconsin 36 35 31.4 .419 .393 .905 2.1 2.0 0.6 0.3 14.5
Career 148 94 27.5 .412 .388 .814 2.0 2.0 0.4 0.2 9.9

Professional career

Grand Rapids Drive (2017-2018)

After going undrafted in the 2017 NBA Draft, Koenig signed a two-way contract with the Milwaukee Bucks on July 6, 2017. On September 21, 2017, the Bucks requested waivers on Koenig.[6] A week later, he signed a training camp deal with the Chicago Bulls. He was waived on October 14 as one of the team's final preseason roster cuts.[7] He would later participate with the Grand Rapids Drive for the 2017-18 NBA G League season. Koenig averaged 9.8 points per game and shot 40% from the three point arc in 47 games with Grand Rapids.[8]

Mornar Bar (2018)

On August 10, 2018, Koenig signed with Mornar Bar.[9] He left Mornar on November 29, 2018.[10]

Basket Brescia Leonessa (2019)

On July 19, 2019, Koenig was reported to have signed with Basket Brescia Leonessa of the Italian Lega Basket Serie A (LBA). [11] On September 24, 2019, due to long time injury, Basket Brescia Leonessa decided to release him.[12]

Erie BayHawks (2019-present)

On November 29, 2019, the Erie BayHawks announced that they had traded the returning right of Taylor Braun to the Grand Rapids Drive for the returning right of Koenig.[13] Koenig missed a game in January 2020 with an undisclosed injury.[14] On February 11, he recorded 15 points, three rebounds and one assist in a loss to the Capital City Go-Go.[15] He averaged 5.3 points per game.[8]

Personal life

Koenig is the son of Paul Koenig and Ethel Funmaker. He is a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation.[16] He is opposed to using Native names as mascots, and is particularly against the Washington Redskins team name.[17] In September 2016, Koenig and his brother drove a trailer packed with supplies 14 hours from Madison to the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, to join the protesters against the Dakota Access Pipeline.[18]

References

  1. ^ "24 Bronson Koenig". Wisconsin Badgers. University of Wisconsin. Archived from the original on 25 September 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ Potrykus, Jeff (April 3, 2015). "Roles reverse for Badgers' Traevon Jackson and Bronson Koenig". Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ Wolken, Dan (March 21, 2016). "Bronson Koenig drills game-winning jumper to send Wisconsin to Sweet 16". USA Today. Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ Potrykus, Jeff (February 24, 2017). "UW's Bronson Koenig downplays three-point record". Men's Lunch. Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ Sommerfeldt, Todd (June 23, 2017). "La Crosse Aquinas graduate Bronson Koenig closing in on NBA contract". La Crosse Tribune. Retrieved 2020.
  6. ^ "Bucks Request Waivers on Bronson Koenig". Milwaukee Bucks. September 21, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  7. ^ "Bulls waive Jaylen Johnson and Bronson Koenig". NBA.com. October 14, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  8. ^ a b Low, Asher (April 29, 2020). "Where are they now: Bronson Koenig". Badgers Wire. Retrieved 2020.
  9. ^ "Bronson Koenig signs with Mornar Bar". Sportando. Archived from the original on August 11, 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  10. ^ "PROMENE U MORNARU: Dvojica oti?la, Grant do?ao". novosti.rs. Retrieved 2018.
  11. ^ "Bronson Koenig signs with Germani Brescia". Sportando. July 19, 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  12. ^ "Brescia release Bronson Koenig". Sportando. September 24, 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  13. ^ "Erie BayHawks Complete Trade With Grand Rapids Drive". NBA.com. November 29, 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  14. ^ "Bronson Koenig: Returns from injury". CBS Sports. January 15, 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  15. ^ "Bronson Koenig: Scores 15 off bench". CBS Sports. February 12, 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  16. ^ Potrykus, Jeff (2 February 2015). "Bronson Koenig embraces being role model for American Indians". Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Retrieved 2015.
  17. ^ Ward, Bryan (March 19, 2015). "Wisconsin floor general speaks out against Native mascots". Lakota County Times. Archived from the original on October 6, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  18. ^ "Bronson Koenig becomes Native American role model he never had".

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