Wisconsin hoops star eyes MSU


ScuttleBu(r)t …

Joey Hauser, who helped Stevens Point Area Senior High School win three straight WIAA Division 1 basketball titles, has reportedly reduced his college choices to Wisconsin, Marquette and Michigan State.

“Hauser has friends at UW; his brother, Sam, is preparing for his sophomore season at Marquette; and he respects Michigan State coach Tom Izzo,” wrote Jeff Potrykus of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

A Scuttle source says Hauser (6-9, 210) will make a decision this summer …

From Brad Dickson, Omaha.com: “Kevin Durant is being praised for ‘selfless sacrifice’ after re-signing with Golden State for only $53 million. Personal opinion: reserve ‘selfless sacrifice’ for overseas troops, kidney donors and firemen who race into burning buildings.”

Escanaba’s Bob McGinn, who covered the Green Bay Packers for 38 years, was asked to pick Brett Favre or Aaron Rodgers.

“Right now, Favre,” the recently retired McGinn told Peter King of MMQB. “Because he was there every single game and he inherited a team that was the armpit of the NFL. It’s one of the greatest reclamation projects in NFL history. Favre just did it all from nothingness.”

King wrote that McGinn, 65, a UP Sports Hall of Fame inductee, “taught a generation of NFL writers how to cover football teams.”

Iron Mountain captured Division 1 and Norway claimed Division 2 in the 18-team Carney Boys Team Basketball Camp …

Bryan Harlan, grandson of retired Green Bay Packers president and CEO Bob Harlan, is the agent for University of Minnesota football coach PJ Fleck, Northwestern football coach Pat Fitzgerald and Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh.

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that when the excitable Fleck asks his players how they’re doing, he expects them to say, “Elite!”

Oops! That should have been Kevin Evosevich with the squeeze bunt that decided Niagara’s Legion baseball game with Escanaba on Monday …