For those suffering a little hoops withdrawal this time of year, free entertainment is available over the weekends at the Scion Dental Pro-Am, this year being held at Greenfield High School in suburban Milwaukee. The league, in its second year, provides summer basketball opportunities for college and pro basketball players in the area. The league has suffered somewhat this year from the NBA lockout, which has created a situation where many potential players not currently under contract cannot play. Nonetheless, the hoops action has been tremendous and the rosters are full of familiar names. Some highlights from the day my son and I attended:

  •  UW-Green Bay recruit Kammeron Cerroni scored 55 points, most from 3-point land, in what is a record point total for the league. Cerroni doesn’t play much defense, but it is safe to say that Coach Brian Wardle has added some scoring to next year’s squad.
  • Speaking of UW-Green Bay, Jarvis Williams has tremendous hops and has really improved from a year ago. Green Bay may be fun to watch next year.
  • Marquette’s Junior Cadougan looks like the real deal. Let’s see how his tremendous summer play transfers to the more structured regular season.
  • Keaton Nankovil obviously gets along very well with the Marquette players in the league, and one observer seated next to me commented about “what could have been” if Nankovil would have chosen MU over UW. Oh well.
  • Speaking of UW players, Nankovil is the only past or current Badger participating. It is a shame…the other Wisconsin D-I, D-II, and D-III teams are well represented and it would add much to the league if they were there.
  • Best player there you never heard of? Former UW-W player Miles McKay, who has been playing overseas the past couple years. Excellent all around player.
  • Watching Marquette’s Jamil Wilson and incoming freshman Juan Anderson go head-to-head was fun. Buzz will love the flexibility of both players.

Following is a link to the Pro-Am: http://www.milwaukeeproam.com/ .

If you are in the Milwaukee area it is definitely worth the trip.

 

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