Sports – Friday, June 28th, 2013
The took a big gamble with their first round draft on Thursday night. GM John Hammond selected 18-year-old Giannis Antentokounmpo from Greece. His body style is compared to Kevin Durant but may not be ready to play in the NBA right now. In the 2nd round the Bucks selected Providence guard Ricky Ledo but shipped him out in a four team deal and end up with South Dakota State guard Nate Wolters. He could actually see a lot of minutes at point guard for the Bucks this season. Cleveland took UNLV’s Antony Bennett with the 1st overall pick.
State Prospects Not Picked
Marquette’s Vander Blue left school early to the enter the NBA Draft and was not drafted last night. He does have offers to play with a handful of teams in the NBA Summer League as a free agent. Badger big man Jared Berrgren didn’t get selected but will also try and latch on with an NBA Summer League team.
Celtics Deal Veterans
Reports say the Boston Celtics have agreed to trade veterans Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry to Brooklyn for a collection of draft picks.
The Cubs pounded the Brewers 7-2 in their series finale on Thursday afternoon at Miller Park. Wily Peralta got lit up for 7 runs and 8 hits in 5 innings of work. Just three of those runs were earned as the Brewers fall into last place in the National League Central. Juan Francisco connected on his 8th homer of the year in the loss. The Crew opens up a weekend series in Pittsburgh tonight. Johnny Hellweg will get the start for Milwaukee. Gerrit Cole will take the mound for Pittsburgh. Coverage begins at 5:30pm on KFIZ.
Tour of America’s Dairyland
The Tour of America’s Dairyland Cycling Tour stops in downtown Fond du Lac today for the Commonwealth Classic. Racing starts this morning at around 10:25am with junior boys and girls events. The pro women’s event is set to begin at 4:50pm with the pro men’s event at 6:30pm.
WBCA All-Star Game
The area will be well represented this weekend as 72 high school baseball players will be playing the Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Classic in Oshkosh on Friday and Saturday. Winnebago Lutheran’s Maustin Otterstatter and Kevin Seibel will be playing on the North squad. WLA head coach Mike Seibel will also coach the North team. Waupun’s Jordan Daane and Colin DoBoer will suit up for the South team. The North plays the South team today at 4pm at EJ Schneider Field. The teams will each play two games on Saturday.
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