Peter Brey likes getting up and down the basketball court, and he believes he found the right fit at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.
Brey, son of Justin Brey and Jenny Martin, will compete with the UW-Stout men’s basketball team next season. Brey, a three-year letterwinner and two-year starter for Tomah High School, is looking forward to joining a rebuilding program led by Jim Lake, who begins his first season as coach in 2018-19. Lake was announced as the new coach April 25.
“The coach wants a more up-and-down tempo,” Brey said. “He says if you get an open shot right away, shoot it. It might be the best shot you get in that possession.”
Brey relished the chance to play basketball with a 30-second shot clock.
“It quickens the game,” he said. “It will be a lot more fun to play.”
Five seniors are leaving a Blue Devils squad that posted an 8-17 overall record last season and a 2-12 mark in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Association. Brey was recruited by the previous coaching staff and decided to stick with his UW-Stout commitment after “a long conversation” with Lake.
Brey plans to major in broadcasting and communications and said his career goal is to work on-camera for ESPN. He looks forward to his freshman year on the campus located in Menomonie.
“I really like the campus, and they have my major, which was key to me,” he said.