Badger Basketball Recruiting

August 11, 2004

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April 9, 2002

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

Randolph's Stiemsma says yes to UW men's basketball team -Wisconsin State Journal
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...

August 24, 2001

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 Ty Calderwood).

According to

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

More on Tucker...

Big Ten Appeal-SuburbanChicagoNews

August 22, 2001

July 22, 2001

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

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

June 17, 2001

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:

April 26, 2001

Badgers target Brown Deer star-Badger Plus

April 24, 2001

Penalties 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
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