Scouting report: Wisconsin

0
292

Here’s an assessment Florida’s opponent, Wisconsin, courtesy of Blue Rjbbon Magazine:

“This year isn’t like any other for the Badgers. They lost three starters in their froncourt — second-team All-Big Ten center Jared Berggren and forwards Mike Bruesewitz and Ryan Evans …

“The Badgers combination of graduation losses and unproven newcomes has few, if any, prognosticators expecting Wisconsin to to maintain its usual spot in the Big Ten’s Top Four …

“Six-seven forward Sam Dekker appears ready to fulfill all the promise he brought to Madison. Remember he was the 19th-ranked recruit in the Class of 2012 — ahead of such players Michigan’s Glenn Robinson III and Mitch McGary, Indiana’s Yogi Ferrell and Purdue’s A.J. Hammons …

“Look for 6-11, 230-pound junior Frank Kaminsky to handle the role of the typical Wisconsin center, which means he’ll be working from the 3-point arc as often as the post. Kaminsky shot 31 percent from 3-point range last season, taking 45 3-point attempts …

“Every year it’s disingenuous to expect a downturn from the Badgers. This time around, it’s not right to look at them as a team with two returning starters. (Point guard Josh) Gasser has two full years as a starter. Dekker is one of the most talented players in the Big Ten … if the freshmen can fill around the edges, Wisconsin will enjoy its usual season of excellence.”