Bronson Koenig (Ho-Chunk Nation)/ Photo by GREG NELSON
Published September 29, 2017
CHICAGO – Bronson Koenig, a tribal citizen of the Ho-Chunk Nation, is heading to the Windy City. The Chicago Bulls announced Thursday that the team has signed Koenig. The terms of the contract was not disclosed by Koenig or the Chicago Bulls.
Koenig, a 6’4″ guard, was a standout player for the Wisconsin Badgers men’s basketball team. As a Badger, he is the all-time 3-pointer Wisconsin. Koenig comes to Chicago after a highly-successful career with the Badgers, accumulating a 117-35 record in four seasons. He averaged 9.9 points, 2.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists during his tenure, including a team-best 14.5 points on .419 shooting from the field and .393 from distance in 2016-17.
Koenig set the single-season record for 3-pointers made with 103 during his senior campaign as well, earning Second Team All-Big Ten honors and spots on the Lute Olsen, Naismith and Wooden Player of the Year Watch Lists. He helped lead Wisconsin to four straight NCAA Tournament Sweet 16s, highlighted by two Final Fours (2014, 2015) and one National Championship appearance (2015).
Koenig, who makes motivational speeches to Native youth, recevied a Giraffe Award at Step Forward for Kids from Kids Forward in Madison, Wisconsin last night.