Friday, September 10, 2010

Fellow Sheboygan native Sam Dekker is a Badger!

Midway through the summer, Wisconsin received their first commitment for the class of 2012. Sam Dekker, a 6'7" G/F from Sheboygan Lutheran, verballed only one day after receiving an official offer from Bo Ryan. This coach's son has a great combination of size, shooting skill, athleticism, and court vision. As with many long and tall players his age, strength is a weakness, but that's nothing that some time with Scott Hettenbach can't fix. I expect to update regularly on Sam since I usually check out the Sheboygan Press frequently to see what dumb things people write to the editor about, haha.

One other great thing to come out of Sam's commitment, other than getting a great player, is that he and J.P. Tokoto are great friends. And shortly after he committed to Wisconsin, J.P.'s mom told Sam to try to convince J.P. to go to Wisconsin with him. Did I mention Sam is friends with Bronson Koenig too (enough so that they are listed as siblings with each other on facebook and Bronson's profile picture is a pic of all of three of them)?

Sam's Sophomore Season Statistics
26.5 PPG
9.2 RPG
3.1 APG
2.9 SPG
0.9 BPG
49.5% FG
40% 3PT
69.7% FT
56% eFG
1.18 PPWS

Commitment Article from

Jeff Potrykus' JS Online Blog Post

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