Koenig returns to Wisconsin on 'revenge trip'
OSHKOSH (WLUK) -- Former Wisconsin Badgers basketball star Bronson Koenig signed the Milwaukee Bucks organization's first ever two-way contract in the summer of 2017. Shortly after though, they let him walk.
After that, Koenig was picked up by the Windy City Bulls and then traded to the Grand Rapids Drive where he's played 33 games this season.
Koenig will play at the Wisconsin Herd's Menominee Nation Arena for the second time this season on Friday and said any time he gets a chance to play against a franchise that passed on him, he plays with a chip on his shoulder.
“We call this the revenge trip," said Koenig. "Because we were just in Windy City who I was also with, but got traded to the Drive fortunately. It’s just a good feeling to be able to come back here and hopefully get another win like we did last time.”
Koenig, the Wisconsin basketball program's all-time three point shooter said he's refined his game since becoming pro.
“Big Ten, college basketball in general is a little more slower paced. Professional is of course more opened, more spaced out, a quicker pace which I think I’m still adjusting to a little bit," said Koenig. "I think I’ve done a really good job up until this point making that adjustment. I’m trying to learn as much as I can and get better every day.”