AUDITIONS

Wednesday, September 10th

Qualifications

  • Comfortable performing in front of 20,000 people
  • Outstanding communication skills and a positive, energetic personality
  • Reliable, punctual and courteous
  • Good listening skills and ability to work well with others
  • Ability to respond to any situation quickly and professionally
  • Ability to work most if not all 2014-15 Bucks Home Games, including evening, weekends, and holidays
  • Applicants must be 18 years or older, male or female
  • Athletic, Cheerleading, or Pep Squad background preferred
  • Must have reliable transportation

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is being a member of Hoop Troop a full-time job?

    No, it is a paid part-time seasonal opportunity, but, each member is expected to work the majority of games. (At least 30)

  • Do you stay employed by the team after the season ends?

    Yes, the job doesn't end after the season. The organization has a lot of appearances in the community throughout the summer and Hoop Troop members are expected to be available.

  • What is the time commitment like?

    Typically, Hoot Troop arrives two and a half hours prior to tipoff, stays throughout the entire game, and leaves approximately 30 minutes after the game ends. Additionally, Hoop Troop attends events in the community throughout the year. It is encouraged that potential members have a flexible schedule and strong time management skills.

  • What should I wear to auditions?

    Comfortable, athletic-type clothing & tennis shoes with non-marking soles.

  • What do I need to bring to auditions?

  • What will the judges be looking for?

    Judges will be looking for a variety of different characteristics in potential team members; well-rounded performers, people of good character, great personalities, passionate about the Milwaukee Bucks, team players, and above all individuals who will be great amassadors for the Milwaukee Bucks Organization.

  • Are auditions open to the public?

    No, Hoop Troop auditions will be closed to the public, including friends and family members.

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MEET THE SQUAD

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Ari

Favorite food?

Hawaiian Style Pizza

Favorite TV show: Past and Present?

Past: Fresh Prince of Bel Air

Present: Breaking Bad

What is your favorite Milwaukee restaurant/hangout?

Kopp's

Favorite Bucks memory?

Andrew Bogut's game winning tip in December of 2010

What's on your "Most Played” list on your iPod?

Beatles and Rolling Stones

What is your favorite part of a Bucks game night?

Player introductions and the special effects

What is your dream job?

To be a car designer

What would you do if you won the lottery?

I would golf. A lot.

Why do you love being a part of the Milwaukee Bucks family?

I love being a part of the team that I've been a fan of since I was a little kid.

Favorite line from a movie?

"Get busy livin', or get busy dyin'.” -Shawshank Redemption

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Brandon

One goal in your lifetime?

To reach the summit of Mount Everest

Favorite thing about the Bucks?

I'm proud that Milwaukee is my hometown and the Bucks are the team I get to cheer for. Being at the Bucks games and taking in the entire experience is amazing itself. Fear the Deer!

What is a quote you live by?

"Never give up on something that you can't go a day without thinking about.”

What is your favorite Milwaukee restaurant/hangout?

Quaker Steak & Lube in New Berlin. Awesome Wings. Great place to watch football on NFL Sundays.

What is the best advice you've received?

My parents tell me to always keep a PMA: Positive Mental Attitude. No matter what the situation is, there's a bright side to everything.

Favorite Bucks memory?

When my dad and I sat courtside, next to Jon McGlocklin. That same game TJ Ford dove out of bounds to save a loose ball and landed right on our table. At the end of the game a Bucks Energee! dance team member gave us a Bucks basketball and Mr. McGlocklin signed it!

What is something people don't know about you?

I have a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.

Guilty pleasure?

World famous cinnamon rolls from Cinnabon.

Biggest pet peeve?

When someone responds to a text message with "K.”

What is something on your bucket list?

To get my pilot's license.

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Brenda

What is a quote you live by?

"Keep your eyes on the prize.”

What is your favorite part of a Bucks game night?

Anytime Bango Jr. is at the games. He is the best!

Who is your celebrity crush?

Drake

What is your dream job?

To be the voice for a cartoon character in an animated film

Describe yourself in three words…

Goofy, relatable, outspoken

Name three things you can/'t live without…

My phone, chap stick, and my USB flash drive of course

What is your ideal vacation spot?

Anywhere on a beach, as long as I have a fan in one hand and an Arizona tea in the other

Favorite TV show: past and present?

Past: That/'s So Raven

Present: Any reality TV show

What is the best advice you/'ve received?

Think outside the box. To me, it means to take risks and step outside your comfort zone – you never know what good things may happen!

Favorite food?

Anything and everything!

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Danielle

Favorite thing about the Bucks?

Having the coolest mascot in the NBA!

Do you have any pets?

Yes, the cutest little Beshon Shih Tzu mix named Pucci Lucci

What's on your "Most Played” list on your iPod?

The song "Royals" by Lorde and a lot of J.Cole, Wale, Rihanna, and Kendrick Lamar

Do you have a pre-game ritual?

Putting on some hype music and getting pumped before we go on court.

What is something people don't know about you?

I traveled to six different cities in Italy with 32 members of my family.

What is your favorite part of a Bucks game night?

I love running the "B-U-C-K-S" flags on court and hearing all the excitement that's going on in the arena.

Who is your celebrity crush?

John Stamos and Nelly...oOoOo it's gettin' hott in here!

Do you have a special talent?

Besides being awesome, I have a pretty nice 3-point shot.

Why do you love being a part of the Milwaukee Bucks family?

Because it's an absolutely amazing opportunity to be behind the scenes during the Bucks games, and I get to work with a fantastic group of people.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A superhero

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Evvan

What is your favorite Milwaukee restaurant/hangout?

Sobelman's

Who is your celebrity crush?

Ariana Grande

What is your dream job?

Meteorologist (Working on it right now)

What would you do if you won the lottery?

Give money to my parents to retire and pay off college debts

Describe yourself in three words…

Fun, Entertaining, Outgoing

Guilty pleasure?

Qdoba

Biggest pet peeve?

Stains on clothing

Favorite line from a movie?

"Stupid is as stupid does.” – Forrest Gump

What is something on your bucket list?

Travel to Germany

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A professional football player

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Howard

What is your ideal vacation spot?

My own island or Jamaica

Do you have a nickname?

Hojo

What's on your "Most Played” list on your iPod?

NWTS (Drake)

What is your favorite part of a Bucks game night?

I love being able to give back to the fans

What is your dream job?

Sports reporter

Do you have a special talent?

Putting smiles on other's faces

What would you do if you won the lottery?

Sleep

Guilty pleasure?

Anything Chocolate , especially Puppy Chow

What is something on your bucket list?

Visit Niagara Falls

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Police Officer

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Jay

Favorite food?

I have a recent obsession with grilled cheese sandwiches

One goal in your lifetime?

One goal in my lifetime is to become a pediatric nurse practitioner

Favorite thing about the Bucks?

My favorite thing about the bucks would have to be the loyal fans!

Favorite TV show: Past and Present?

Past: Kenan and Kel

Present: The Game

What is your favorite Milwaukee restaurant/hangout?

My favorite Milwaukee hangout would have to be Bradford Beach!

Favorite Bucks memory?

My favorite Bucks memory is my first T-shirt toss! I threw a shirt to a little boy sitting at the top of the 400 level, and the look on his face was unforgettable!

What is something people don't know about you?

I was born in Liberia, a country in West Africa, but came to the US when I was a couple months old.

Who is your celebrity crush?

Justin Timberlake, hands down!

Do you have a special talent?

I have a killer jump shot (I rarely ever lose a game of horse)!

If your life had a theme song, what would it be?

It would definitely be "Superwomen” by Alicia Keys.

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Jesse

What is your favorite Milwaukee restaurant/hangout?

Northpoint, on Bradford Beach

What's on your "Most Played” list on your iPod?

"The Score”- Fugees; "The Ark”- Dr. Dog; "I Will”- Radiohead

What is something people don't know about you?

I love to cook

What is your favorite part of a Bucks game night?

When the game goes down to the last minute and the crowd is on their feet going nuts.

What is your earliest Bucks memory?

One of my first games I went to, I bought a Bucks wallet. I still have it to this day.

What would you do if you won the lottery?

Buy a lake house with a boat and water-skis

Biggest pet peeve?

Traffic

Why do you love being a part of the Milwaukee Bucks family?

I was born and raised in Milwaukee, and many people don't get this opportunity. I am lucky to see what happens off the court and how we impact this great city.

Favorite line from a movie?

"What are the chances of a guy like you and a girl like me…ending up together?", 'One in a million', "So you're telling me there's a chance…Yeah"- Dumb & Dumber

What is something on your bucket list?

Go to the World Cup

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Joe

One goal in your lifetime?

To live in Japan for at least 3 years

Favorite TV show: Past and Present?

Past: Dragonball Z

Present: Regular Show

Do you have any pets?

Yes, a dog named Ceelo

What is a quote you live by?

"Don't let one person ruin your day.”

What is your favorite Milwaukee restaurant/hangout?

Ma Fischer's

Do you have a nickname?

JoJo

What's on your "Most Played” list on your iPod?

"All Me” by Drake

What is something people don't know about you?

I was in Hurricane Katrina

Name three things you can't live without…

Family, Friends, and the Milwaukee Bucks!

Describe yourself in three words…

Goofy, Uplifting and Handsome

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Jorell

Favorite thing about the Bucks?

The team - every city doesn't have an NBA team, so I'm very appreciative and fortunate to be from Milwaukee and represent the Bucks!

What is your favorite Milwaukee restaurant/hangout?

Olive Garden or Bel-Air Cantina

What is the best advice you've received?

Never give up on your dream. If you want something, then go get it.

What's on your "Most Played” list on your iPod?

Jeezy, Tupac, Justin Bieber (seriously)

Do you have a pre-game ritual?

Do a few pull ups, do my special handshake with my teammates, and then get READY

What is something people don't know about you?

I collect Adidas sneakers.

What is your favorite part of a Bucks game night?

Holding up a "Bucks Win” sign after we win games

Who is your celebrity crush?

Any Kardashian woman, Serena Williams, Carrie Underwood

Do you have a special talent?

I can sleep with gum in my mouth.

Name three things you can't live without…

Carmex, Gum, Clean Shoes

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Lyle

What is your ideal vacation spot?

London, England. I am a huge futball (soccer) fan, and I would love to go to Emirates Stadium! Go Arsenal!

Favorite food?

I love steak and sushi

What is your favorite Milwaukee restaurant/hangout?

Landmark Lane, I love to bowl for recreation and precision practice.

Favorite Bucks memory?

When Andrew Bogut made the game-winning tip-in shot at the buzzer in December 2010. I worked that game and the arena went crazy. It was an awesome moment.

What's on your "Most Played” list on your iPod?

"No Leaf Clover” – Metallica.

Do you have a pre-game ritual?

I get down on one knee, touch the floor, check my watch and yell "BEST IN THE WORLD!”

What is something people don't know about you?

I used to be a professional wrestler.

What is your favorite part of a Bucks game night?

Walking into the BMO Harris Bradley Center. It is the best feeling in the world.

What is something on your bucket list?

To travel around the world.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

The President of the United States

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Max

Favorite Food:

Chili

Do you have any pets?

A 7-year-old Yellow Labrador named Razz

Favorite Milwaukee Restaurant:

Real Chili

What do you do in your spare time?

Snowboard, play music (singing and guitar), go to any type of sports game (Packers, Brewers, Bucks, Marquette basketball)

Something people don't know about me?

I love singing and jamming with other musicians!

What is your dream job?

Working for one of my 6 favorite sports teams (which I already do!)

Do you have any special talents?

Music - guitar, vocals, piano

Favorite Holiday?

Super Bowl Sunday!

What is your guilty pleasure?

Harry Potter - the books and movies

What is your pet peeve?

When my roommates don't take out the trash

Favorite Movie line:

"Wow, we're identical!” - Fred and George Weasley in Harry Potter 7

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Megan

Favorite food?

I love sweet potatoes

Favorite thing about the Bucks?

The excitement I feel from the fans every time the game is about to start

Do you have any pets?

An Irish terrier named Ruby

What is a quote you live by?

"It is our choices that show what we truly are far more than our abilities.” - J.K. Rowling

What is your favorite Milwaukee restaurant/hangout?

Sobelman's at Marquette

Do you have a pre-game ritual?

T-shirt rolling!

What do you do in your spare time?

Hang out with friends, swimming, studying nursing at Marquette University

Biggest pet peeve?

Cracking knuckles/neck/other joints grosses me out!

Why do you love being a part of the Milwaukee Bucks family?

Being able to work and get to know a variety of talented, kind and energetic people.

What is something on your bucket list?

To go skydiving

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Nichelle

Do you have any pets?

Yes, I have five dogs - Spirit, Zippy, Candy, Chunky, Tina Tellulah

What is a quote you live by?

"Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live.” -Johnny Depp

What is your favorite Milwaukee restaurant/hangout?

Pizza Shuttle

What is something people don't know about you?

I'm afraid to sleep with my closet door open.

Who is your celebrity crush?

Leonardo DiCaprio

Do you have a special talent?

I'm a dog whisperer

Guilty pleasure?

Red Velvet Cake Ice Cream

Why do you love being a part of the Milwaukee Bucks family?

The fun, positive vibe that everyone brings to the arena each night. You just can't help, but to be happy!

Favorite line from a movie?

"You stay classy San Diego.” - Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgandy

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

An FBI Agent

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Terry

Nickname?

TA3

What's on your "Most Played” list on your iPod?

”Until the End of Time" – Tupac

Do you have a pre-game ritual?

Headphones in, world out.

What I do you do in your spare time?

I like to play basketball and write poetry

Who is your celebrity crush?

Marilyn Monroe

What is your dream job?

Producing music for my fans

Do you have a special talent?

Somersaults and creative writing

What are three things you can't live without?

Music, my mother and water.

What would you do if you won the lottery?

I'd save half, buy everything I want, and put the rest of the money back into urban communities in Milwaukee

Guilty pleasure?

Ice cream

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Tim

What is your ideal vacation spot?

My ideal vacation spot is New Zealand because that is where Lord of the Rings was filmed. I'm such a huge nerd.

Favorite food?

My mom's pepperjack chicken.

Favorite thing about the Bucks?

My favorite thing about the Bucks is their new court. It's a piece of art and one of a kind in the NBA.

Do you have a nickname?

My nickname is Big Country. I don't know how or why, but I just randomly gave it to myself and it stuck.

What is something people don't know about you?

I was a Polish Folk Dancer for 13 years, pretty cool right?

What is your favorite part of a Bucks game night?

My favorite part of a Bucks game night is being able to see the joy on people's faces when I come out with T-shirts. No matter how old you are, EVERYONE enjoys a free T-shirt.

Who is your celebrity crush?

Without a doubt, Taylor Swift.

Do you have a special talent?

I can pick up any video game and be a professional at it in 10 minutes.

Favorite holiday?

My favorite holiday would have to be Halloween because that's my birthday. Not only do I get presents but I also get extra candy!

Guilty pleasure?

My guilty pleasure would have to be watching the Vampire Diaries. I got hooked on that show the minute I started watching.

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Torian

Favorite food?

Nachos

One goal in your lifetime?

To publish a book about child development

Favorite thing about the Bucks?

The games, the excitement, the smiles

Favorite TV show: Past and Present?

Past: Any X-Men series

Present: The Real World

Do you have a nickname?

T-Roy

What's on your "Most Played” list on your iPod?

Drake, Drake , Drake and more Drake

What is something people don't know about you?

That I love to shop!

Guilty pleasure?

Watching the TV show, "Bad Girls Club”

Why do you love being a part of the Milwaukee Bucks family?

It's a new chapter in my life

What is something on your bucket list?

To go to Greece, London and Australia

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Trevon

Favorite TV Show:

Past: Fresh Prince of Bel Air

Present: Glee

Do you have a nickname?

Tre

What is something people don't know about you?

I LOVE Cinnamon Dolce Lattes from Starbucks

What is your favorite part of a Bucks game night?

Besides the actual game, the entertainment of course!

Name three things you can't live without:

Cell phone, my music and sweet potatoes

Describe yourself in three words:

Happy, optimistic and dedicated

Guilty Pleasure?

Watching one of my favorite movies, Disney's Hercules

Favorite line from a movie?

"Reach for the skyyyy.” – Toy Story

What is something on your bucket list?

To go scuba diving

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Zach

What is your favorite Milwaukee restaurant/hangout?

Screaming Tuna

Do you have a nickname?

Z

What's on your "Most Played” list on your iPod?

Luke Bryan

What is something people don't know about you?

I can free style

What is your favorite part of a Bucks game night?

Seeing how loud I can hype the fans , and of course a Bucks victory

Who is your celebrity crush?

Hayden Panettiere

Name three things you can't live without…

Phone, family and my hats

Favorite holiday?

Fourth of July

Guilty pleasure?

Crab Rangoon

What is something on your bucket list?

To go on an African safari

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Zak

What is your favorite Milwaukee restaurant/hangout?

Oakland Gyros

Favorite Bucks memory?

Meeting Michael Redd

What is something people don't know about you?

I studied abroad for a year after high school

What is your dream job?

To be a cast member on Saturday Night Live

Do you have a special talent?

I am good at impersonations

What is your earliest Bucks memory?

Watching Glenn Robinson crush opponent's dreams

What would you do if you won the lottery?

Donate to charity and travel the world

Guilty pleasure?

Reese's

Biggest pet peeve?

People making noise while I study

Favorite line from a movie?

"Where were going, we don't need roads” –Back To The Future