Men’s Basketball Season Wraps Up

UW-Stout hosted Robert Morris pulling out a tight victory on Saturday 19th, 2016 in Johnson Fieldhouse/ UW - Stout Sports Information Photo

Evan Thue –

The University of Wisconsin-Stout men’s basketball team has wrapped up its season. While it wasn’t the best of seasons, there was still a lot of hard work put in, and a lot of things to be proud of. UW-Stout started off the season winning both of their games at the UW-Superior Merrill Thompson Classic, beating both Lawrence University and Finlandia University.

A lot of players played really well this season, one of which is John Keefe who averaged 19.4 points in his final send-off season. Keefe has learned many things in his years playing Basketball for UW-Stout, a lot of which prepared him for life after Stout.

“I learned hard work, trust, commitment and being able to build lifelong relationships,” said Keefe. Lessons that show that playing a sport is not only good physically, but also good with building yourself as a person.

The season didn’t go as well as many had hoped as the Men’s Basketball team finished with a 6-19 record, but there were still a lot of good moments in the season.

“It’s too hard to pinpoint one favorite thing, but probably the camaraderie of my teammates, coaches, staff, etc. Also, traveling places and getting buckets,” said Keefe.

Keefe has a lot of great moments in his time here at UW-Stout and it’s sad that it is coming to an end. Keefe wants us to look ahead to the future of the team, and how that the team should be looking up for the future.

“Look forward to a team that will win lots of games and an enjoyable team to watch,” Keefe states.