Brandin Podziemski, engaged in basketball from Illinois, had a special surprise at the Milwaukee High School Sports Awards ahead of his college career.
At the very least, the Illini are landing a special talent in Podziemski, who hails from St. John’s Northwestern Academies in Wisconsin. Instead of choosing to stay at home, Podziemski remains local and in the Big Ten and will seek to carry on a new tradition of excellence in Champagne this winter.
Before venturing into a new journey, Podziemski earned a few accolades after graduating from high school for his athletic achievements. A prestigious honor, Podziemski won the Milwaukee Male Basketball Player of the Year.
The Illini Nation tonight was the Milwaukee High School Sports Awards and Podziemski won and they mention his commitment to the University of Illinois here is the link to 58min 57 sec Kevin Garrett was the presenter.https://t.co/Ho91lCM6G4 pic.twitter.com/t74O3wswNv
– John Podziemski (@john_fiero) July 1, 2021
It just wasn’t an awards show for any particular reason – Kevin Garnett was the presenter. That’s right, the former Boston Celtics champ and NBA champion honored Podziemski and a plethora of other athletes for their accomplishments at a ceremony on June 30.
“Illini Nation tonight was the Milwaukee High School Sports Awards and [Brandin] Podziemski won and they mention his commitment to the University of Illinois. Here is the link. Go forward to 58 minutes and 57 seconds. Kevin Garnett was the presenter, ”his father, John Podziemski, wrote on Twitter.
Illinois basketball got a steal in the 2021 class with Podziemski.
Podziemski pledged to the Illini on April 13 and presented offers from Kentucky, Wisconsin and Wake Forest, to name a few. The 6 feet 5 inches Four stars The shooting guard was a key rookie for a team that had just lost two critical pieces after losing in the second round of March Madness to Loyola-Chicago as the No.1 seed.
Now the focus is on the 2021 season and trying to recapture the magic that the Illini once brought to a fanbase that has been hungry for a consistent winner for over a decade.
As July officially begins, the rest of the Illini offseason is one to watch ahead of a much anticipated winter season.