Almost a year after de-committing from the Green Bay Phoenix, Brodhead senior J.J. Panoske of the 2011 recruiting class has picked the Milwaukee Panthers, as first reported by Mark Miller of WisSports.net.
Panoske, who scored 21.8 ppg as a junior for Brodhead, picked the Panthers for a bevy of reasons. His relationship with Coach Rob Jeter, the proximity to his father and home, and attending school and playing in the city of Milwaukee were all major factors for Panoske in his commitment.
Panoske joins what is shaping up to be a stellar Panther frontcourt. In the 2011-12 season, the Panthers could trot out a lineup of Ryan Haggerty, James Haarsma, Kyle Kelm, J.J. Panoske and Mitchell Carter, provided Carter receives an extra year of eligibility that he is currently applying for.
Recruiting attention turns to Shelby Moats and Shaq Boga, who would go a long way to complete the 2011 recruiting class for the Panthers.
Panoske’s commitment is a huge blow to archrival Green Bay, the school Panoske originally committed to in 2009 and backed out on months later. It’s also tough to take for Tod Kowalczyk, the coach who originally got that commitment and tried to take Panoske with him to Toledo.