Oh well this just seals the deal !
Connaughton was selected in the second round of the 2015 NBA Draft by the Brooklyn Nets, who traded his rights to the Portland Trailblazers. He would spend the first three years of his career in Oregon, before moving to Milwaukee last summer on a two year contract worth just under $3.5million.
But he could have followed a different career path. In a nod to the countless dual players littered around Ireland, Connaughton was also an accomplished baseball player.
He was selected in the fourth round of the 2014 MLB Draft by the Baltimore Orioles, and would likely have been drafted higher if not for his prioritising of basketball. He signed a contract with the Orioles, but ultimately decided to pursue basketball instead.
With the player holding dual nationalities, is there a possibility that we could one day see Connaughton playing for the Irish national team? He has been approached by both the Irish basketball and baseball teams, and he says it is certainly something he would consider. After all his family do still fly an Irish flag outside their Boston home:
The bucks continue their playoff run in the early hours of Saturday morning, with game two of the conference finals against the Raptors.
If you are looking for a team to support, you could do worse than following the Pat Connuaghton led Milwaukee Bucks. That Giannis Antetokounmpo lad isn't too bad either...