By Jeff Sherman Staff Writer Published Oct 11, 2007 at 7:20 PM Photography: Jeff Sherman

"Bogut and Yi are at the deli," is what I heard as I entered Metro Market tonight.

The always-buzzing Downtown grocer was not only hopping with shoppers on Thursday night, but the entire Bucks team was there manning the store.

The bakery, deli, produce section, meat counter and even at the checkout lines were fully of staffed by the likes of Charlie Bell, Jake Voskuhl, Bobby Simmons, Awvee Storey, Michael Redd, Desmond Mason, Michael Ruffin, Samaki Walker and others.

Behind the deli, Andrew Bogut and Yi Jianlian filled orders as the Chinese and Milwaukee media and hungry customers watched. Yi smiled and signed autographs during his second community visit in Milwaukee.

This "Paint The Town" event was done in cooperation with Pick ‘n Save/Roundy's and is an NBA league-wide initiative. In Chicago today, the entire Bulls team appeared outside the lower level of Lord & Taylor at Northbrook Court Mall.

Jeff Sherman Staff Writer

A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.

He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.

Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.  He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.  

He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.

He also thinks you should read OnMilwaukee each and every day.