August 11, 2004
Phillip Perry-6-2, Combo Guard, Maywood, Illiois
Ratings: Rivals #102, #28 Shooting guard, #5 in Illinois,
High School Elite Profile
Phillip Perry Closes Out His Recuitment-IlPrepBullseye.com
Badgers land 6-2 guard from Chicago for 2005-JSOnline
Illinois Prep Commits-WSJ
JP Gavinski-6-10, Center, Wisconsin Dells
Marcus Landry-6-7, Forward, Milwaukee
August 8, 2003
In basketball recruiting news, the Badgers
received a verbal from Minneapolis guard Kammron
Taylor is a 6-2 point/combo guard who was also offered by Minnesota, DePaul, Houston, New Mexico, Wyoming, and Nebraska.
Taylor is a 3-star recruit according to Rivals.com and his consensus national rank is somewhere around 100-125. He is considered the third best player in Minnesota by many.
Secondly, the Badgers received a
verbal commit from 6-2 Madison LaFollette junior-to-be
guard Michael Flowers. Flowers is projected as a point
by some and as an off-guard by others. He is
Flowers was named honorable mention All-State as a soph (one of two sophs to be mentioned in the state awards, the other being Greg Steimsma). Michael was also named to the All-Area and All-Big Eight teams.
The Badgers basketball team received two verbal committments today. Senior Marcetteaus McGee of Chicago and sophomore Greg Stiemsma of Randolph are the two newest future Badgers.
Wisconsin Lands Senior Guard & Sophomore Center -Bob
Gibbons All-Star Report
Chicago guard, Randolph's Stiemsma pick UW -Cap Times
Ryan reels in a big catch-JSOnline
McGee High School Elite Profile
Badgers recruit a basketball gem-Racine Journal Times
McGee Article-Web Sports Chicago
Nike Camp Point Guard Evaluations-UNCbasketball.com
Stiemsma says yes to UW men's basketball team -Wisconsin
Stiemsma's sophomore conference stats
November 1, 2001
Wisconsin received its 4th basketball commitment for next season as forward Jason Chappell gave his verbal commit today. For more...
More hoops news!
The Badger basketball team also landed a
player for the second day in a row, this time 6-5 forward
Alando Tucker of Joliet Lockport, Illinois (the same HS as
According to SuburbanChicagoNews.com...
Tucker, a human highlight film night in and night out, averaged 21.4 points and 5.9 rebounds last season. He shot 48.4 percent from the field and .785 from the free throw line.
He can score inside and outside and projects as a wing player in college.
Tucker is ranked as the #6 player in Illinois according to HighSchoolElite.com
|More on Tucker...|
August 22, 2001
Wisconsin and Coach Bo Ryan have
reportedly received their first verbal commit of the
year in wing forward Ray Nixon of Whitefish Bay
Dominican. Nixon is a top 100 player nationally
according to Hoop Scoop. Here is some more info on
Dominican's Nixon gives UW his word -JS Online
|This on Ray from SoCalhoops.com Ray Nixon (6'-7" Jr. F) Dominican HS, Milwaukee, WI--Nixon is a multi-dimensional athlete who can play any position on the court at this level, because he can block shots, rebound, beat you off the dribble with his quickness, handle, pass, and shoot the three. He isn't as big as Antoine Walker was at the same stage, his court demeanor and style of play reminds me of Walker's . I also am intrigued by the fact that a lot people from Wisconson are overlooking this guy. As a result, we went back and watched Nixon play several more times. And the last time he was the guy who brought the ball up the court and started the offense. He also is a big-time athlete and plays with a lot of intensity. So write him down as one of the biggest sleepers in the class, as well as a legitimate top 50 junior nationally.|
On the BadgerBoard yesterday Hagrid posted a link to a post on the Bob Gibbons website (Bullseye Board) that gave a nice possible synopsis of the basketball recruiting situation. Normally, I would just link to the post, but since it will only have a finite life over there, I thought I would repost it in its entirety:
We hear that Coach Bo Ryan wants to go big, but if he goes the "best player available route", that will put 6'5 Dan Grunfeld from Milwaukee Nicolet in the picture, but Grunfeld has Tennessee as his early leader. 6'10 Tom Howland from Normal West, IL was at one time being looked at, but we hear he has "slipped" to mid-major recruiting. The player we keep hearing is 6'6 Ray Nixon from Bayview, who we think is one of the most underrated players in Wisconsin. 6'9 James Augustine has long been out of the running. Another kid we hear the Badgers are really high on is 6'8 Wes Wilkinson, whom we loved at NIKE. However, he is close to committing to Nebraska or Kansas from what we hear. If he waits until spring, that could get the Badgers in the hunt. To be honest, Ryan inherits a huge problem with this "shoebox scanadal" which could adversely affect recruiting for his first two seasons. Next year, he is certainly zeroing in on 6'11 Brian Butch from Appleton and 6'8 Torrie Johnson from Milwaukee Juneau, to name a few. Two pretty darn good juniors!
July 20, 2001
Mike Lucas: Ryan hits recruiting road at full speed -The Cap Times
July 10, 2001
Badgers Offer Butch-Wisconsin Preps
July 6, 2001
Wisconsin being left behind in recruiting race -ESPN.com
June 26, 2001
Helmigk Already Impressing Badger Teammates -Inside Wisconsin
June 19, 2001
More reaction to the WBCA All-Star Game:
Area players impressive in WBCA all-star games -Cap Times
June 18, 2001
Fleming, to the surprise of some, stole the show from more highly touted recruits Devin Harris and Travis Diener (Marquette). A summary can be found here:
Fleming bonds with future fans at WBCA all-star game -Badger Plus
Harris however really shined in the workouts leading up to the game and looks to be a player that will be in the rotation immediately as a true frosh.
Cornett's Dandy Dozen -School Sports
May 4, 2001
PrepStar has an updated list of the top 300 high school senior basketball players. For the complete list, follow the link. Otherwise, here are the notables:
Badgers target Brown Deer star-Badger Plus
April 24, 2001
put Ryan on hot seat-Badger Plus
Reedsburg's Hanson to walk on at UW, join Bo Ryan-Capital Times
April 23, 2001
Reports on the BadgerBoard are that former UW-Milwaukee recruit Clayton Hanson from Reedsburg will instead walk on at Wisconsin. As a scholarship player, he would be an iffy Big Ten recruit. However, as a scholarship players he has a nice potential upside. Here is some more info on Hanson.
Hanson Verbals-Insider's Report
Reedsburg's Hanson On A Level All His Own -Ihigh.com
Ryan's recruits brighten Panthers' forecast -JSOnline
Clayton AAU Reference -Las Vegas Review-Journal (bottom of article)
Hanson Profile-High Major Hoops
April 19, 2001
UW hoops grabs top players -Badger Herald
April 13, 2001
A pic and (very brief) profile of Badger recruit Neil Plank can be found here. (Credit to Raging Boston Badger).
Tosa East star signs with UW-BadgerPlus