Originally written on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 11/18/14
MADISON, Wis. The eyes of a state's basketball fan base have been firmly trained on Sam Dekker for quite some time, waiting for this moment to arrive. When the best high school player in Wisconsin picks his home college, excitement about the future instantly builds. When the best high school player in Wisconsin also happens to rank among the best in the country, fans work themselves into a lather projecting just how much better he'll make the Badgers. The time for prognostications will soon end. More than two years after pledging his commitment to Wisconsin, Dekker is on campus, nine days from taking the floor in an exhibition game against UW-Oshkosh. Expectations range as to what Dekker can actually accomplish as a freshman. He will certainly play Badgers coach Bo Ryan suggested somewhere between 15 to 30 minutes last week. What will he contribute? How many points will he score? Those are questions left for someone other than Dekker, whose levelheaded approach to expectations...
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