|Koenig appeared in 37 games as a true freshman, posting highs of 14 points, four rebounds and four assists.
As a freshman in 2013-14, Bronson Koenig played the role of lead reserve in the UW backcourt. Now a sophomore, Koenig should find himself as a vital piece of the Badgers rotation in 2014-15. Koenig appeared in 37 games a year ago, flashing his immense potential with big games on big stages like his 11 points in the first half of the national semifinal vs. Kentucky. A pinpoint passer with great vision (41 assists to just 18 turnovers), Koenig also has the ability to penetrate or connect from the outside (4-for-4 from 3-point range vs. Minnesota). 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 (as of 3/4/15)
• Has appeared in 66 games with 13 career starts
• Owns 15 double-digit scoring games
• 2.82 career assist-to-turnover ratio
2014-15 (as of 3/4/15)
Has played in 29 games and started 13 this 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 12 games as UW's starting PG, Koenig has averaged 11.3 points and 2.75 assists per game, shooting 26-for-60 (.433) from 3-point range ... posted a career-high 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).
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.
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.
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