Originally written on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 11/17/14
MADISON, Wis. It's no secret that Wisconsin men's basketball coach Bo Ryan values defensive smarts in a player above all other traits. There is a reason, after all, why last year's Badgers team ranked fourth in scoring defense and only 159th in scoring offense.Freshman guard Traevon Jackson already has demonstrated a willingness to embrace Ryan's defensive principles. Consequently, he's already found himself vying for substantial minutes in the Badgers' rotation.During Wisconsin's 80-54 exhibition victory against Division III Wisconsin-Stevens Point on Saturday, Jackson played 17 minutes, the most among the team's five true freshmen."I think for those that have been around here a while, they know the kind of people that usually get a little bit more of an advantage of playing time when I'm the coach," Ryan said during his weekly press conference on Monday. "I think the word has spread over the years that you can be a pretty good shooter, but if you're not playing defense, not makin...
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