Pewaukee athlete Jack Gohlke talks NCAA game win and future NBA plans

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PEWAUKEE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A hometown athlete became a nationwide fan favorite during the opening weekend of March Madness.

Pewaukee's Jack Gohlke wowed the NCAA Tournament crowd last week, sinking ten three-pointers in Oakland's upset over Kentucky.

CBS 58's Bryant McCray spoke exclusively with Gohlke.

"Kind of just trying to process this new experience of everyone knowing exactly who I am was something weird but definitely cool at the same time," said Gohlke.

The Oakland University guard is coming to terms with his newfound fame after an impressive week during the NCAA Tournament.

"We prepared ourselves for a moment like this, so yeah we were just going in as confident as we possible could and show the world," said Gohlke.

Thursday, Gohlke sank ten three-point shots against the 3-seeded Kentucky wildcats, an ability he says came with practice.

"Just a lot of time in the gym, just as with anything if you want to get good at it you just got to spend a lot of time at it," said Gohlke.

Thursday's game caught the eye of another Pewaukee prodigy, J.J. Watt, the former NFL star posting on X in part:

"Woke up in London to see that a kid from Pewaukee torched Kentucky to lead Oakland."

"Obviously a Pewaukee legend, a Wisconsin legend, and someone that every kid that's my age was looking up to," said Gohlke.

After that historic game, the name, image and likeness deals are pouring in for the sixth-year senior.

"I was kind of expecting people to be like oh he's selling out, or whatever it is, but everyone was like happy for you this is what the name and image likeness is supposed to be, so it was really cool to see the support from people," said Gohlke.

Saturday, the Golden Grizzlies fell to North Carolina State in overtime, but Gohlke said he could not be prouder of his grizzly team.

"We wanted to win our conference regular season -- we did that. We wanted to win our conference tournament we did that. we wanted to make a statement in the NCAA Tournament -- we did that.

Gohlke went on to say he has his sights set on playing in the NBA professionally, maybe even in the 414.

"I mean if the Bucks come calling, I'm definitely going to answer," said Gohlke.

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