Koenig makes pro debut with Milwaukee Bucks summer league team

By Marlon WhiteEagle

One day after Bronson Koenig signed an NBA contract with the Milwaukee Bucks, he made his pro debut on their NBA Summer League team in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Thomas and Mack Center.
The Bucks face the Cleveland Cavaliers in their first game that was televised on ESPN2.
The Milwaukee Bucks summer league roster features their first round draft pick, DJ Wilson, and current roster players Thon Maker, Gary Payton II, and Rashad Vaughn.
Also on the Buck’s roster is Travis Trice, the older brother to D’Mitrik Trice, the current Wisconsin Badger point guard. D’Mitrik Trice will fill the role of Koenig on the Badger’s roster.
Koenig will be wearing #24 as a Milwaukee Buck, just as he has during high school and college days.
The Cavalier squad will feature Sir’Dominic Pointer, Edy Tavares, Gerald Beverly, Roosevelt Jones, and Sam Cassell Jr.
Cassell Jr. is the son of former Milwaukee Buck Sam Cassell. Cassell is a 3 time NBA champion with the Houston Rockets and Boston Celtics, and a current assistant coach with the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Bucks are scheduled to play the Clippers on Monday.
In his pro debut, Koenig logged nearly 17 minutes of playing time. He finished with 2 points and 2 rebounds, both defensive rebounds.
“I was nervous as ever,” Koenig said. “Floyd Mayweather was court side. When I made my shot, he said ‘You shoot like me.’”
He attempted 6 field goals, making one step back jump shot for his first NBA score. Koenig went 0 of 5 from 3-point range, but didn’t turn over the ball at the point guard position.
The Milwaukee Bucks lost their summer league opener by 29 points, Cleveland Cavaliers scored 82 points, while the Bucks scored 53.
Buck’s guard Rashad Vaughn was the team’s top scorer with 12 points. Two other Bucks scored in double figures, rookie DJ Wilson scored 11 points while Gary Payton II scored 10.
Next up for the Milwaukee Bucks was the experienced Brooklyn Nets summer league team.
Nets roster featured Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Caris LeVert, Isaiah Whitehead, Prince Ibeh, and Spencer Dinwiddle.
The Bucks beat the Nets, 88 to 83, behind Rashad Vaughn’s game high 31 points.
DJ Wilson and Sterling Brown both added 16 points each, while Travis Trice chipped in 12 points.
Caris LeVert was the Net’s high scorer with 18 points. Whitehead scored 12 and Dinwiddle scored 11, while Milton Doyle came off the bench to score 13 points. Doyle went 4 of 6 from 3-point range.
Koenig played 10 minutes and hit his first NBA summer league 3-pointer.