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Wisconsin Basketball: The importance of Dekker and Kaminsky

One of the few positives to come from Wisconsin’s Final Four falloff is that Sam Dekker and Frank Kaminsky’s announced they would be returning to the university for the 2014-15 season. A reassuring move to fans since both player’s had been climbing up the ranks has potential draft picks. Don’t exhale just yet Wisconsin. The two have until Tuesday to change their minds. Although...
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April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Basketball: Can Wisconsin stop Julius Randle?

John Calipari has yet again brought a dynamic group of freshman to the Final Four. The teenagers have reawakened the nickname of “The Fab Five” by storming through the tournament’s most daunting region. Standing out of the bunch is forward Julius Randle. Randle is Calipari’s prized gem and Bo Ryan’s biggest obstacle. Here’s Randle dominating in high school. Randle is...
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April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Basketball: Preview against top-seeded Arizona

Bo Ryan is a victory away from his first Final Four appearance. The only accomplishment yet for Bo to achieve is reaching the pinnacle of college basketball. 2014 seems to be the year that Ryan can do it; as long as history doesn’t repeat itself. Wisconsin’s trip through the Western region will conclude tonight as the Badgers take on one-seed Arizona. Through seven weeks this...
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March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Dekker pivotal in Badgers' upset of Indiana

CHICAGO Sam Dekker stood on the sideline with his teammates on Saturday, ready to plop himself in a cushioned seat after Wisconsin inbounded the ball to begin the second half. Just before the half started, Badgers coach Bo Ryan turned to Dekker with a few quick words of encouragement. "He said, 'Hey, be ready. Your time is going to come.'" Dekker said. Boy, did...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
March 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Wisconsin's Dekker honored by conference

MADISON, Wis. Wisconsin forward Sam Dekker was named the Big Ten's Co-Freshman of the Week for the second time this season, the conference announced Monday. Dekker, who shared the honor with Indiana's Yogi Ferrell this week, tied a career high with 19 points during Wisconsin's 77-46 victory against Nebraska on Tuesday. He tallied 14 of his 19 points in the first half...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
March 04, 2013  |  Discuss

It's no secret: Dekker 'a really good player'

MADISON, Wis. Confidence may be an unquantifiable characteristic, but Sam Dekker's level of self-belief is almost always filled to the brim. Just watch the way he jogs down court after burying a 3-ponter, three fingers held high in the air for the crowd to see what he's accomplished. There is a fine line between confidence and cocky, of course, and Dekker has straddled...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
February 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Dekker becoming key cog for Badgers

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...
Via Madtown Badgers
February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Dekker named Big Ten Freshman of the Week

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...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
January 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Dekker making smooth transition for UW

MADISON, Wis. For as long as Sam Dekker has been playing basketball, he's been a scorer. Pull-ups over smaller players, dribble drives to the rim against bigger players, the results have all been the same: ball through hoop. Dekker, Wisconsin's standout freshman forward, has created a simple formula, really. If you have the confidence to take the shot, there's a good...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
November 26, 2012  |  Discuss

All eyes on freshman standout Dekker

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...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
October 29, 2012  |  Discuss
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