WISCONSIN SPORTS ROUNDUP: Bucks finalize draft strategy
The Milwaukee Bucks took a look at California guard Allen Crabbe yesterday, as they finalize their N-B-A Draft strategy for tomorrow night. The 6-6 Crabbe was the Pac-12 player-of-the-year last season as a junior. He averaged almost 18-and-a-half points for Cal, while shooting 46-percent. Crabbe is projected as a mid-to-late-first round pick. Also yesterday, the Bucks took a second look at guard Glen Rice Junior. Milwaukee has the 15th pick tomorrow night. The Bucks are also auditioning potential coaching candidates. New coach Larry Drew is still looking for an assistant to take charge of the Bucks’ front-line players. Former N-B-A player Buck Williams helped run yesterday’s workout while Drew looked on. Former Bucks’ player Scott Williams did the same thing during a workout on Monday.
A running back from Maryland says he’ll play his college football at Wisconsin. Taiwan Deal has given a verbal commitment to the Badgers for next fall. He ran for 955 yards and 21 touchdowns as a junior last year at DeMatha Catholic High School in Maryland. Deal is 6-2 and 225 pounds. He also had scholarship offers from Michigan State and Iowa. Deal is ranked as a three-star recruit by Scout-Dot-Com. He’s the ninth known commitment in Wisconsin’s 2014 recruiting class.
In golf, former Maple Bluff teaching pro Chip Sullivan is tied for the lead going into today’s fourth-and-final round of the P-G-A Professional National Championship. Sullivan shot a 71 yesterday at the Sunriver Resort in Sunriver Oregon. He and Mark Sheftic are both at eight-under-207 after 54 holes. Sullivan has won over 80 P-G-A-sanctioned events since turning pro in 1986. He’s now the director of golf at the Hanging Rock club in Salem Virginia. Former Wisconsin Badger Brian Brodell, who’s now an assistant men’s coach at Purdue, is tied for 22nd. He shot a 71 yesterday, and he’s at one-over-par 216 for the tournament. Ryan Helminen of Menasha is tied for 52nd at four-over-219.