Originally posted on College Spun  |  Last updated 8/11/14

For most college basketball players, much of the offseason is spent in the weight room. This is apparently especially true of Wisconsin forward Sam Dekker.  Dekker, who averaged 12.4 points and 6.1 rebounds a game as a sophomore last season, checked in at 6-foot-8, 220 pounds in 2013-14. He’s gotten bigger and, most likely, a lot stronger.  #Badgers Summer conditioning is in the books. Countdown to the season begins. pic.twitter.com/JTz9sY4jrC — Wisconsin Basketball (@BadgerMBB) August 7, 2014 Hettenbach had a year with him too, but yes RT @brandonrifkin: @BadgerMBB I think Helland is paying off for @samdek1: pic.twitter.com/F7WGXSgL88 — Wisconsin Basketball (@BadgerMBB) August 7, 2014 “I must break you.” @samdek1 or @Dolph_Lundgren? pic.twitter.com/39rKlYCI98 — Wisconsin Basketball (@BadgerMBB) August 7, 2014 While Kentucky is projected by many to be the national champion favorite in 2014-15, Wisconsin will be the pick of some, too. The Badgers bring back Dekker, Frank Kaminsky, and Traevon Jackson, among others, from their 2014 Final Four squad. Dekker seems to be poised to be one of the country’s best players.

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