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Bronson Koenig
Bronson  Koenig

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
La Crosse, Wis.

High School:
Aquinas

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 190

Position:
G

Experience:
2V

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Koenig has appeared in 77 games, including 24 starts, to help Wisconsin reach back-to-back Final Fours in his first two seasons.
As a freshman in 2013-14, Bronson Koenig played the role of lead reserve in the UW backcourt. As a sophomore in 2014-15, Koenig was thrust into the Badgers starting lineup and helped the team never skip a beat. Having flashed his immense potential with big games on big stages as a freshman, Koenig proved there was more in store as a sophomore and helped lead Wisconsin in back-to-back Final Four runs. A pinpoint passer with great vision (139 assists to just 51 turnovers), Koenig also has the ability to penetrate or connect from the outside (.405 3FG in 2014-15). The former Wisconsin High School Player of the Year, Koenig led La Crosse Aquinas to a pair of state championships during his prep career.

Career
• Has appeared in 77 games with 24 career starts
• Owns 21 double-digit scoring games
• 2.73 career assist-to-turnover ratio

2014-15
Played in all 40 games, starting the final 24 of the season ... began the season averaging 19.8 minutes per game in lead reserve role, but was thrust into starting role after senior Traevon Jackson injury ... in 24 games as UW's starting PG, Koenig averaged 11.5 points and 2.71 assists per game, shooting 50-for-113 (.442) from 3-point range ... tallied 10 points and four assists in the national championship game vs. Duke (4/6) ... scored 12 points and added four rebounds, two assists vs. Kentucky (4/4) ... scored 12 points vs. Oregon (3/22) ... had a near double-double with 18 points, nine assists and four rebounds vs. Michigan State in the Big Ten tournament championship game (3/15) ... scored a career-high 19 points (3-5 3FG) vs. Purdue (3/14) ... had 15 points (6-11 FG, 3-5 3FG), two assists and two rebounds at Ohio State (3/8) ... posted 17 points (3-6 3FG), plus three assists and one block vs. Minnesota (2/21) ... recorded 15 points (6-10 FG, 3-5 3FG) and had four assists with no turnovers in 37 minutes vs. Illinois (2/15) ... racked up four 3-pointers and had 16 points, plus two assists, two rebounds, one steal and no turnovers vs. Northwestern (2/7) ... played 31 minutes and made his first career start at Rutgers, recording 12 points (5-7 FG), with three assists to just one turnover (1/11) ... had 14 points (6-10 FG), while also tallying four assists in 27 minutes vs. Georgetown (11/27) ... dished out a career-high five assists and recorded a career-high two steals vs. Oklahoma (11/28).

2013-14

Appeared in 37 games ... averaged 15.5 minutes per game, the second-most of any of UW's reserves ... scored 3.5 points and 1.2 rebounds per game off the bench ... shot 51-for-115 (.443) from the field and 32.8 percent (22-for-67) from 3-point range ... owned a 2.27 assist-to-turnover ratio, dishing out 41 assists with just 18 turnovers ... averaged 5.4 points and 1.8 rebounds per game during the NCAA tournament ... poured in 11 points, all in the first half, against Kentucky (April 5) in the Final Four ... dished out a career-high four assists and tied a career-best mark with four rebounds against Michigan State (March 15) in the Big Ten tournament semifinals ... scored a career-high 14 points, knocking down a career-best four 3-pointers and finishing 5-for-5 (1.000) from the field against Minnesota (March 14) in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals, adding three rebounds and three assists ... poured in 12 points and two assists on 5-of-7 (.714) shooting at Iowa (Feb. 22) ... recorded a seven-point, three-rebound, two-assist outing against Illinois (Jan. 8) ... recorded 10 points against Bowling Green (Nov. 21), adding three rebounds and two assists ... scored first career points at Green Bay (Nov. 16), finishing with seven points and two assists in 23 minutes.

High School
Named Wisconsin Player of the Year by the Associated Press during senior campaign ... averaged 17.0 points and 4.4 assists per game while shooting 45.5 percent from 3-point range (40-for-88) ... ranked 73rd nationally and 14th among all point guards by Rivals.com ... selected to the 2013 WBCA All-Star team ... led La Crosse Aquinas to its second WIAA Division 3 state championship in three seasons, scoring 16 points and adding five assists in the 2013 title game ... the 2013 McDonald's All-American game nominee missed the majority of his junior season with an injury ... earned first-team All-State accolades as a sophomore after leading Aquinas to the 2010 Division III State Championship ... the co-conference Player of the Year that season, Koenig racked up 17.0 points and 3.0 assists per game while shooting over 50 percent from the field.

Personal
Born in La Crosse, Wis. ... parents are Paul Koenig and Ethel Funmaker ... has one brother, Miles ... cousin, Vinny Rottino, played seven seasons in the MLB, including two with the Milwaukee Brewers (2006-08) ... of Native American descent, is a proud member of the Ho-Chunk tribe ... majoring in Community & Nonprofit Leadership

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