Green Bay, Milwaukee Land Commits

Both UW-Green Bay and UW-Milwaukee received commitments this week. Green Bay landed a local point man and Milwaukee took a Midwestern swingman.

In the tradition of tough local guys like Travis Diener comes Robby Springborn. The 5-11 point guard from Fond du Lac high committed to play for Tod Kowalczyk's Green Bay program on Tuesday night.

As a junior, he averaged 14 points a game. In July at the Big Time, he proved his worth against the EBO All-Stars when he dropped 27 on them in a loss.

Springborn is one of those intangibles guys. He's not the biggest, fastest or has the best shot. He's just tough. He's wired to win and he gets after it.

"I like staying closer to home," Spingborn said. "My family will be able to watch me more and in the off-season I'll be able to come back and see my sister play high school sports."

Springborn wants one day to be a coach on either the high school or college level. Kowalczyk is known as one of the better technicians of the game in his business so there exists a natural fit between player and coach and Springborn also has one of the best coaches in Wisconsin as a high school coach.

Meanwhile, over in Milwaukee, Bruce Pearl landed a mid-major gem out of Indiana. Swingman Tony Passley committed to his program this week.

Passley, a chiseled perimeter prospect, ran with the Spiece Blue Demons last spring and summer.

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