Midweek Stock Report: Giannis is back and as fun as ever
Every Wednesday, FOX Sports Wisconsin takes a look at which athletes’ stock is trending up and whose is trending down.
In other words, who is making a meteoric rise, and who is quickly plummeting.
With that in mind, let’s "take stock" of the current sports scene in Wisconsin, shall we?
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks guard/forward
In the season’s first four games, Antetokounmpo is averaging 23.3 points, 9.5 rebounds and 5.8 assists per game while shooting 51.4 percent from the field and 82.4 percent from the line. It’s going to be fun watching him play all season.
Matthew Dellavedova, Bucks guard
The free-agent acquisition is fitting right into the Bucks’ offense. Delly is averaging 11.5 points per game — scoring in double figures in all four of Milwaukee’s games. His assist-to-turnover ratio is a stellar 4.2 and he’s made 5 of 11 3-points shots and is shooting 51.4 percent from the field overall. A nice start to his Bucks career.
Dare Ogunbowale, Badgers running back
Ogunbowale provided a much-needed spark to Wisconsin’s offense in its 23-17 win over Nebraska, and even scored the game-winning touchdown in overtime. While Corey Clement struggled to gain yards (before a 41-yard run late in the game), Ogunbowale averaged 10.9 yards per carry, gaining 120 yards on just 11 rushes. Ogunbowale hasn’t seemed like the same running back he was a year ago, but he played perhaps his best game ever last week.
Ryan Connelly, Badgers linebacker
Connelly filled in admirably for T.J. Edwards in Wisconsin’s opening game but then hadn’t been heard of much since (five tackle in the next six games). But he was needed again against Nebraska after Jack Cichy was lost for the season and the former walk-on had a huge game, recording 11 tackles, two tackles for loss and two pass breakups. Wisconsin’s linebacker depth has been tested this season, but the backups — now starters — have shown there is little drop-off.
Geronimo Allison, Packers wide receiver
First, Allison gets called up from the practice squad after Jared Abbrederis was put on injured reserve (and eventually waived). Then Allison did something Abbrederis never did in his time with the Packers — he scored a touchdown, and on his first NFL catch at that. Who knows if Allison will get much of an opportunity once Randall Cobb and Ty Montgomery return, but he made a good first impression.
Thon Maker, Bucks forward
It has been a slow indoctrination into the NBA for Milwaukee’s first-round pick. Maker appeared in just one of four games last week and tallied only two minutes. He’s still looking for his first professional point.
Knile Davis, ex-Packers running back
We hardly knew thee.
Dave Heller is the author of the upcoming book Ken Williams: A Slugger in Ruth’s Shadow as well as Facing Ted Williams Players from the Golden Age of Baseball Recall the Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived and As Good As It Got: The 1944 St. Louis Browns
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