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Continued: Chart: Badgers don't go stargazing often when they recruit

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7-0 junior center • Lisle, Ill. (Benet Academy HS)

Role: After two seasons averaging of 2.9 points per game and taking mostly three-pointers, Kaminsky became a first-team All-Big Ten pick by showing he can be a dominant post player as well. He leads the team in scoring (14.1 ppg), rebounds (6.4 ppg) and blocked shots (64).

Recruited (⋆⋆⋆): A 6-3 prep freshman who grew to 6-10 as a junior, Kaminsky was confident enough with his ballhandling to fill in at point guard as a senior. He was one of four Chicago-area players recruited by former Badgers assistant Howard Moore.

What he said then: “I’ve worked on every skill since I was a little kid. … I like to be able to do everything. I take pride in it.”

SAM DEKKER

6-8 sophomore forward • Sheboygan, Wis. (Sheboygan Lutheran HS)

Role: With the graduation of last year’s frontcourt trio, Dekker and Frank Kaminsky moved into starting roles, with Dekker their third-leading scorer (12.4 ppg) and second-leading rebounder (6.1). He is a capable outside shooter but is most effective slashing to the basket.

Recruited (⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆): Dekker accepted a scholarship offer at Ryan’s camp the summer after his sophomore year. By the time he was a senior, he was a Parade All-America regarded as one of the top 25 players in the country.

What he said then: “It’s where I grew up, dreamed about playing, and it’s got everything I need. And they win.”

NIGEL HAYES

6-7 freshman forward • Toledo, Ohio (Toledo Whitmer HS)

Role: The Big Ten Sixth Man of the Year averaged 9.8 points per game in conference play, scoring by driving past defenders or by shooting midrange jumpers. He can also get to the line, although he is Wisconsin’s worst free-throw shooter.

Recruited (⋆⋆⋆): Hayes took an official visit to the Gophers campus and Tubby Smith, but he eventually chose Wisconsin over Ohio State, where his brother played football.

What he said then: “Wisconsin was just a great college town and it seemed like it would be a great place to go to school.”

BRONSON KOENIG

6-3 freshman guard • La Crosse, Wis. (La Crosse Aquinas HS)

Role: The other freshman to see significant playing time and another gifted outside shooter, Koenig saw his value increase when sophomore guard George Marshall decided to transfer in December.

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2014 season     
Aug 28 - vs. E. Illinois 6 pmX42-20
Sep 6 - vs. M. Tennessee St. 2:30 pmX35-24
Sep 13 - at TCU 3 pmX30-7
Sep 20 - vs. San Jose St. 3 p.m.
Sep 27 - at Michigan TBA
Oct 11 - vs. Northwestern TBA
Oct 18 - vs. Purdue 11 am
Oct 25 - at Illinois 11 am
Nov 8 - vs. Iowa TBA
Nov 15 - vs. Ohio State TBA
Nov 22 - at Nebraska TBA
Nov 29 - at Wisconsin TBA

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