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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Alex Poythress Elevates for an Emphatic Slam over Sam Dekker

Alex Poythress has been absolute beast for Kentucky off the bench in the NCAA Tournament and on Saturday night, he continued to play that invigorating role. The once highly-touted sophomore scored eight points, including this insane two-hand jam over Sam Dekker, and pulled down eight rebounds in the Wildcats’ Final Four win over Wisconsin. [Nation of Blue] The post Alex Poythress...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky’s Alex Poythress Dunks All Over Wisconsin ‘s Sam Dekker (Video)

Poythress has been good for one of these a game since the SEC Tournament started. Poythress attacked the glass and threw down this nasty putback dunk over Wisconsin’s Sam Dekker for the and-one. H/T GIFDSPORTS
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18 days ago  |  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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At any level, Bo Ryan's method is well-suited for March Madness

When Sam Dekker tried — and failed — to catch a pass with one hand the other night, Saul Phillips knew what would come next. The buzzer sounded. Another Badger entered the game. Dekker went to the bench. Bo Ryan followed him to his seat. "Anybody who ever played for Bo knew what Bo was gonna tell him," said Phillips, who played for Ryan at Wisconsin-Platteville and...
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22 days ago  |  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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Badgers' Dekker carrying on with no social life

MADISON, Wis. -- The most outspoken member of Wisconsin's basketball team has gone quiet. In the Twitter world, at least. For Sam Dekker, a fun-loving 19-year-old sophomore who especially enjoys interacting with fans about basketball, shoes and Milwaukee Brewers baseball, the decision did not come without some thought. But given the potential distractions social media can bring...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers plan to crank up defense versus rival Gophers

MADISON, Wis. -- Sam Dekker had no qualms following Tuesday's practice with offering a blunt assessment of Wisconsin's defensive performance against Minnesota when the teams met three weeks ago in Minneapolis. "That was pretty bad," Dekker said. That's also putting it mildly. During Minnesota's 81-68 victory against Wisconsin on Jan. 22, the Gophers shot...
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February 11, 2014  |  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...
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March 04, 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...
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November 26, 2012  |  Discuss

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