When we all saw Sam Dekker do the unthinkable at the Kohl Center last March there was no doubt we were witnessing the beginning of something special in that building. The question seemed to be a matter of when, not if, Dekker would become "the guy" on this team. Well, after the last three performances, could we be seeing the when being answered?
Clearly he had the talent to take over as the star of the Badgers, however asking him to do that as a Freshman under Bo Ryan.... Well, we all know how Bo uses the youngest of his players - slowly building them up, if using them in any significant amount at all.
Instead Dekker has shown an ability on the offensive end that is rare for a Big Ten freshman, let alone a Badger. After all he did become the first Badger to win Big Ten Freshman of the Week back on January 14th. However, following that award it was a bit of an up and down ride. That is until the past three games.
Dekker has come up with performances of 12, 1...