Posted January 15, 2013 on
Whether getting his first collegiate start or providing a spark off the bench, Wisconsin freshman forward Sam Dekker is embracing his role with the Badgers as an opportunity to get better. Heading into tonight's tilt against No.2 Indiana as the newly minted conference freshman of the week, it's evident that Dekker is finding his footing.
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MADISON, Wis. Wisconsin's Sam Dekker has been named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week, the conference announced Monday morning, becoming the first Badgers player to earn the honor in the award's three-year history.
Dekker, a 6-foot-7 forward from Sheboygan, Wis., registered 13 points and four rebounds during Wisconsin's 71-54 victory against No. 12 Illinois on Saturday...
MADISON, Wis. The student recreation center is located right next to the Kohl Center on Dayton Street at the University of Wisconsin. But the talent among basketball players on the courts inside both buildings could not be separated any further apart.
For proof, just ask Wisconsin sophomore Aaron Irving, who is learning first-hand about the distinct contrasts between the competition...