The Milwaukee Bucks drafted Duke star Jabari Parker No. 2 overall, and reaction from media, players and fans from not only the Cream City, but around the country, poured in via Twitter.
Here are the highlights from media, athletes and coaches from around the country:
First Jabari/Wiggins rookie battle is post-pick interview. Win goes to Jabari. Spoke like a No. 1. — Ric Bucher (@RicBucher) June 26, 2014
So Jabari Parker was right yesterday. He said he was going No. 2. He went No. 2. — Andy Katz (@ESPNAndyKatz) June 26, 2014
And of course, the city of Milwaukee and Bucks fans were equally excited:
Jim Owczarski is an award-winning sports journalist and comes to Milwaukee by way of the Chicago Sun-Times Media Network.
A three-year Wisconsin resident who has considered Milwaukee a second home for the better part of seven years, he brings to the market experience covering nearly all major and college sports.
To this point in his career, he has been awarded six national Associated Press Sports Editors awards for investigative reporting, feature writing, breaking news and projects. He is also a four-time nominee for the prestigious Peter J. Lisagor Awards for Exemplary Journalism, presented by the Chicago Headline Club, and is a two-time winner for Best Sports Story. He has also won numerous other Illinois Press Association, Illinois Associated Press and Northern Illinois Newspaper Association awards.
Jim's career started in earnest as a North Central College (Naperville, Ill.) senior in 2002 when he received a Richter Fellowship to cover the Chicago White Sox in spring training. He was hired by the Naperville Sun in 2003 and moved on to the Aurora Beacon News in 2007 before joining OnMilwaukee.com.
In that time, he has covered the events, news and personalities that make up the PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, Major League Baseball, the National Football League, the National Hockey League, NCAA football, baseball and men's and women's basketball as well as boxing, mixed martial arts and various U.S. Olympic teams.
Golf aficionados who venture into Illinois have also read Jim in GOLF Chicago Magazine as well as the Chicago District Golfer and Illinois Golfer magazines.