Bucks’ Bonzie Colson scores first NBA points
Welcome to the 2018-19 edition of the Young Bucks Tracker. Each Thursday we’ll either track the progress of the players who might be of help to the Bucks in the future from the Wisconsin Herd or a current member of the Milwaukee roster. We’ll also give updates on the other young players from the previous week.
This is the 20th edition of the 2018-19 Young Bucks Tracker.
SPOTLIGHT ON …
Forward Bonzie Colson
More than two months after signing with the Bucks, forward Bonzie Colson has his first NBA points.
Signed to a two-way contract back in January, the Notre Dame product has averaged 15.5 points, 7.8 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.5 blocks in 46 games split between the G League’s Wisconsin Herd and Canton Charge this season.
Colson, 23, made his NBA debut back on Feb. 25 in a win over the Chicago Bulls, attempting a single 3-pointer in just over three minutes of action.
He was back with the Bucks on Sunday, logging his first NBA make, a 3-pointer, in a win over the Cleveland Cavaliers, while grabbing two rebounds in 1:31.
Colson made another appearance in the follow-up, playing 1:10 in the Bucks’ win over the Houston Rockets.
A former teammate of Bucks guard Pat Connaughton, Colson was named the preseason ACC Player of the Year prior to his senior season, but went undrafted after breaking his foot during an NIT loss to Penn State.
Colson started 82 of his 125 appearances for the Irish, averaging 19.7 points 50.3 percent shooting with 10.1 rebounds, 2.2 blocks and 1.7 steals in 21 games as a senior.
He signed with the Cavaliers in September, appearing in three preseason games, before joining the Charge.
— Donte DiVincenzo is out for the season after undergoing treatment for heel bursitis. DiVincenzo averaged 4.9 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game as a rookie.
— The spotlight was solidly on Giannis Antetokounmpo and James Harden when the two MVP frontrunners met Tuesday, but Eric Bledsoe stole the show. Bledsoe scored 16 points and made four 3s in the third quarter, finishing with 23 points overall.