State D-I hoops round-up: Five candidates for UWGB job, Hayward withdraw from Portsmouth InviteWisconsin Sports
- UW-Green Bay has announced five finalists for its men’s basketball coaching vacancy. And they’ll all be interviewed in the next five days.
GREEN BAY - UW-Green Bay has announced five finalists for its men’s basketball coaching vacancy. And they’ll all be interviewed in the next five days.
Wisconsin associate head coach Greg Gard will be the first to meet with UWGB athletic director Ken Bothof today. Saint Louis associate head coach Porter Moser will have his interview on Monday. Missouri State assistant Jon Harris will meet with Bothof on Tuesday. And Green Bay assistant Brian Wardle and Saint Norbert coach Gary Grzesk will have their interviews on Wednesday.
All five were previously mentioned as candidates to replace coach Tod Kowalczyk, who left Green Bay last week after eight seasons to become the new coach at Toledo.
Marquette men’s basketball senior Lazar Hayward withdrew from this week’s Portsmouth Invitational, a showcase for potential NBA draft choices.
Hayward said the pro scouts got a good look at him last week at the Final Four, when he placed third in the Slam Dunk Contest and scored 23 points in the College Senior All-Star Game. Hayward said he got a lot of good feedback in his appearances at Indianapolis – and while it’s good to showcase himself any time he’s able to, he thought it was best to return to school this week. Hayward expects to audition for individual N-B-A teams before the June draft. But he’s not sure how many teams might show an interest in him.
Meanwhile, Wisconsin senior guard Trevon Hughes is showing his stuff to the scouts at Portsmouth. The event began Wednesday, and runs through tomorrow.