UW-Green Bay alum Alfonzo McKinnie is available to play for NBA teams after The Golden State Warriors have waived him. McKinnie was part of the team’s roster last year when the team played the Toronto Raptors in the NBA finals, although The Warriors ultimately lost the championship. Maven Sports is reporting that The Cleveland Cavaliers may be interested in claiming McKinnie. More via Report: Alfonzo McKinnie Released; Cavs Interest? | Maven Sports.
“It’s a phone call Sandy Cohen III has been waiting for his entire life. On Monday, June 24, Cohen spoke with his agent David Hamilton who informed him the Cleveland Cavaliers invited him as a free agent to play on their Summer League team. Cohen’s dreams of playing in the NBA are alive and well.
Cohen, who wasn’t selected in the NBA draft on June 20, couldn’t hold back his excitement that night after a hectic day. ‘I’m just really excited to get out there and work,’ said Cohen, who starred at Seymour and then in college for Green Bay.” See the story via Former Seymour student going after dreams to play in NBA | Advertiser Community News.
Former Phoenix Keifer Sykes 15 (Communication) is on the Denver Nuggets Summer League roster.
“He last played in the United States in 2015, when he completed his fourth season at Green Bay. Sykes showcased elite scoring ability during his final two seasons in Green Bay, as he averaged 20.3 and 18.6 points per game respectively.
After playing 50 games in the G League in 2015 and 2016, Sykes has played overseas in recent years. In the 2017-18 season, the 25-year-old guard averaged 22.4 points and 4.8 assists per game in the Turkish Basketball Super League.”
UW-Green Bay alumna and former Phoenix basketball player Sam Terry has been added to St. Norbert women’s basketball staff. Terry was brought on the staff by St. Norbert College women’s basketball coach Amanda Leonhard-Perry, who is also a UW-Green Bay alumna and former Phoenix basketball player. Leonhard-Perry also served as the assistant coach of UW-Green Bay’s women’s basketball team. “After I was done playing myself, I wasn’t ready to say goodbye to basketball. The ability to lean on coaching to keep basketball in my life has been one amazing journey and something I am extremely grateful for,” says Terry. Read the full Press-Gazette story.
Fox 11 highlighted former Phoenix basketball players and UW-Green Bay alumni Mehryn Kraker, Allie LeClaire, Jessica Lindstrom and Julie Wojta as the newest additions to Wisconsin GLO. Read the full story.
UW-Green Bay alumnus and former men’s basketball player Ryan Borowicz ’99 (Biology) recounts cherished memories of Phoenix basketball games at the Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena in an article by WIXX. “When I was a kid, basketball was a big part of my family and we had season tickets to the Phoenix games when they really were starting to become good,” he says. Read more.
Former Green Bay Phoenix women’s basketball players will be joining the Wisconsin GLO team, the Journal Sentinel reports. Horizon League Player of the Year Mehryn Kraker was added to the roster this week, joining fellow UW-Green Bay alumni Allie LeClaire, Jessica Lindstrom and Julie Wojta. Read more.
The Press-Gazette covered the journey of UW-Green Bay’s ‘dynamic duo’ of former women’s basketball players Allie LeClaire and Jessica Lindstrom. Both players are still going strong in the pros, both recently announced as players on the Wisconsin GLO team, among other former Phoenix Mehryn Kraker and Julie Wojta. Read more.
UW-Green Bay alumnus and former Phoenix basketball player Tony Bennett and his father, former Phoenix men’s basketball coach Dick Bennett, will be playing a round of golf at the Augusta National Golf Club, per a wager the father-son duo made: if Tony made it to the Final Four, Dick would agree to play at Augusta. Read the full story from Wisconsin.golf.
Green Bay men’s basketball ended its postseason strong with finishing as the runner-up in the Collegeinsider.com Tournament (CIT). The CIT championship game, taking place on Thursday, April 4, 2019, saw the Phoenix fall to Marshall 90-70. This was the first postseason championship game in program history. Read more at greenbayphoenix.com.