Former University of Wisconsin players Nigel Hayes and Bronson Koenig signed deals with NBA teams early Friday morning after they weren't picked in the NBA draft, according to media reports.
Nigel Hayes will be playing for the New York Knicks in the NBA Summer League, according to his mom, Jordan Strack, a sports anchor with WTOL-11 in Toldeo, Ohio, reported in a tweet.
Nigel Hayes will be playing with the New York Knicks in the NBA Summer League according to his mom.— Jordan Strack (@JordanStrack) June 23, 2017
Koenig will be playing for the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA Summer League, according to Michael Scotto, senior NBA writer for Basketball Insiders, who cited league sources in his tweet on Koenig.
Bronson Koenig, Wisconsin's all-time 3-point leader, has agreed to join the Milwaukee Bucks, league sources told Basketball Insiders.— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) June 23, 2017
Hayes watched the draft with a group of family and friends in his hometown of Toledo, Ohio, and Koenig watched at a gathering hosted by his agent in Chicago, the State Journal said in this story on Thursday.
Hayes offered his thoughts on New York in March.
"I don't really like New York," Hayes said at the time. "It's too big, it's dirty, trash everywhere, too many people."
The 6-foot-8 Hayes, who worked out for the Knicks before the draft, added: "I guess it's nice to look at in the movies, but I've had my fair share."