The Milwaukee Bucks have their sights set on profitable a championship. They presently path the Phoenix Suns 2-1 within the NBA Finals after an electrifying victory on Sunday night time.
Whereas that’s Milwaukee’s greatest precedence, it’s removed from their just one. Like each different NBA crew, the Bucks are additionally busy scouting potential expertise with the July 29 NBA Draft approaching. On Monday, the group needed to get a take a look at a participant who’s well-known within the state.
Former College of Wisconsin ahead Micah Potter went via a pre-draft exercise with the Bucks on Monday. He posted a picture of his practice uniform to his Instagram story sooner or later earlier than or after the exercise.
It’s unknown what number of complete exercises Potter has been via up to now, however he has been busy just lately. He labored out with Atlanta Hawks and the New York Knicks final week, and he had a exercise with the Golden State Warriors in June.
Potter didn’t obtain an invitation to the official 2021 NBA Combine, which ran June 21-27 in Chicago. Nonetheless, he did partake within the inaugural Tampa Bay Professional Mix in early June. Potter impressed all through that three-day occasion, which ran June 3-5 on the AdventHealth Sports activities Area. He averaged 17.8 factors per recreation whereas making 52 p.c of his pictures over 4 video games. Potter scored 30 factors and picked up seven rebounds within the last recreation of the weekend.
Regardless of having an additional yr of collegiate eligibility, Potter determined to not return to UW in March. Of the seven seniors on the 2020-21 crew, solely guard Brad Davison opted to return to UW. Others both transferred or are pursuing skilled careers.
Potter got here to UW after enjoying 59 video games and averaging 4 factors and three rebounds per recreation over two seasons at Ohio State. He needed to sit out the whole 2018-19 season as a consequence of NCAA switch guidelines. Frustrations mounted in 2019 when he couldn’t play within the fall semester after the NCAA denied his requests for eligibility.
Potter went 644 days between his last recreation with the Buckeyes and his first with the Badgers. He helped UW earn a share of the Huge Ten regular-season title in 2020. The 6-foot-10 ahead scored in double figures 11 instances in 21 video games and had three double-doubles. Whereas averaging 10.3 factors per recreation, Potter linked on 23 of his 49 three-point makes an attempt in Huge Ten play, the second-best mark within the convention. He scored a career-high 24 factors in a victor over Penn State and posted two consecutive 18-point efforts on the finish of the common season.
This previous season, Potter performed in 30 video games with 19 begins and completed first on the crew in rebounds (182) and second on the crew in factors (379) and factors per recreation (12.6). Potter scored in double figures 22 instances and had 5 double-doubles. He had 20 factors or extra on three separate events. He had 23 factors in two video games, as soon as towards Maryland and one other time towards Iowa.
UW reached the NCAA Event in 2021 and defeated North Carolina within the first spherical. Potter scored 9 factors to associate with 4 rebounds and three assists in that contest. The Badgers fell to the Baylor Bears within the second spherical. Within the loss to the eventual nationwide champions, Potter scored 10 factors and had 10 rebounds.