Lake Country Publications Sports Director JR Radcliffe provides tidbits and details from the Lake Country prep sports scene to the Wisconsin sports world at large. His weekly column presents exclusive interviews, commentaries and observations.
Is there a right way to rebuild a program?
In my favorite self-serving exercise each year, I look back at some of my favorite stories to tell in the preceding calendar year. There were many good ones in 2014:
I was surprised to see one familiar name when perusing some supremely early lists of NBA Draft prospects in 2015. Kevon Looney, who played at Milwaukee Hamilton last year and elected to play at UCLA, is only a freshman but is ranked as high as No. 5 by Chad Ford of ESPN.
One of these years has to be Pewaukee's breakthrough.
In keeping with an annual tradition upheld by virtually all sports columnists, I present my Sports Things to be Thankful For, 2014 edition. My annual musings have an annual disclaimer: these aren't going to be the heartfelt, serious things most people are thankful for around the holiday season, so don't expect to see obvious things such as family, employment, food to eat, etc.