Ho-Chunk Bronson Koenig Signs with Milwaukee Bucks for Chance for NBA Spot

Bronson Koenig penned an essay for The Players’ Tribune, where this photo is featured.

Published June 24, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Bronson Koenig, a tribal citizen of the Ho-Chunk Nation and former standout Wisconsin Badger basketball star, has agreed to sign a two-way contract with the Milwaukee Bucks.

Koenig, a 6-foot-4 guard, holds the University of Wisconsin’s three-point scorer with 270. During his collegiate career, he shot 38.9 percent from three-point range.

Bronson Koenig (Ho-Chunk)

While now selected by any team during Thursday night’s NBA draft, Koenig was selected by the Bucks to play its summer league team. The Milwaukee-Wisconsin Sentinel Jouranl reports the expectation is the Bucks intend to sign Koenig to a two-way contract, which would mean a spot with the Bucks’ new NBA Gatorade League affiliate in Oshkosh, the Wisconsin Herd, with the possibility of call-ups to Milwaukee.

Two-way contracts are new for this upcoming season and each team has two at its disposal. The players who sign these contracts must have three years of professional experience or fewer. They will spend most of their time in the G League and make a minimum of $75,000. That figure could grow to as high as $275,000 based on the amount of time they spend in the NBA.

Perhaps his writing an essay titled,  “Dear NBA GMs” for The Players’ Tribune on the morning of the NBA draft helped bring him attention.

Then again, the Bucks already knew of his outstanding basketball talents.






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