hoopsgalore
Still a scholarship in 2018. However, with the number of scholarships available in 2019, there's been chatter that the staff could use an open scholarship in 2018 should we see a transfer.

Offers:

Matthew Hurt (John Marshall; Rochester, MN)
5*, No. 4 on 247; 5*, No. 4 on Scout; 5*, No. 6 on Rivals; 5*, No. 8 on ESPN; 4*
Offers from: Kansas, Louisville, North Carolina, Duke, Arizona, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Florida, Indiana, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Oregon

Nobal Days (Park; Racine, WI)
4*, No. 45 on 247; 4*, No. 45 on Scout; 4*, No. 52 on ESPN; 4*, No. 83 on Rivals
Offers from: Wisconsin, Marquette, Illinois, Kansas State, DePaul, UNLV, Northwestern, Boston College

DJ Carton (Bettendorf; Bettendorft, IA)
No. 125 on Rivals
Offers from: Wisconsin, Marquette, Iowa, Minnesota, Kansas State, Mizzou, Nebraska, Creighton, UNI

Targets:

Tyrell Terry (De La Salle; Minneapolis, MN)

Zeke Nnaji (Hopkins; Hopkins, MN)

Alonzo Gaffney (Villa Angela - St. Joseph; Cleveland, OH)

Jordan Mitchell (Gahanna Lincoln; Columbus, OH)

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- Hurt is going to be a tough one to land, and I don't think any fans should hold their breath, but Wisconsin will be in it to the end, which is why you continue pursuing him. Hurt's dad went to Murray State and his Uncle went to Louisville's Medical School. Though they're known Cardinals fans, there's talk that Hurt and his family may prefer a school closer to home. If that's the case, Wisconsin and Minnesota (where his brother plays) are in strong positions. This recruitment is being looked at as a one-and-done, so I would be surprised if location is truly a deciding factor. Wisconsin cannot sell itself as a one-and-done school, but I tend to think a player of Hurt's talent can thrive wherever he goes and turn pro after one season. The Badgers can point to Frank Kaminsky and Sam Dekker as recent players they utilized inside-out and turned into first-round picks.

- Carton and Days may play their recruitment out for awhile longer, but there is little doubt that Wisconsin is in outstanding position with both. Carton, in particular, will see a nice ratings boost. Have to believe he will be a four-star.

- Keep a close eye on Gaffney. Long, fluid athlete that can face-up mid-range. He saw his recruitment explode in July and collected offers from Louisville, Kansas, Florida, and Ohio State in less than a week.
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oldballcoach1
Thanks for the update on those guys. It sounds as if Carton is very much leaning towards the Badgers and they have had success getting guys out of the Quad Cities. Days also seems to be favoring UW - but Marquette will be in the picture it sounds like. Hurt seems like a long shot considering his offers, but the Badgers have been in on him for a long time and will hold out hope until the end like they did with Hauser. I would bet that when or if he puts out his final 4 or 5 - Wisconsin makes the list.

And for 2020 - is Jalen Johnson still the top target for the Badgers??
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oldballcoach1 wrote:
Thanks for the update on those guys. It sounds as if Carton is very much leaning towards the Badgers and they have had success getting guys out of the Quad Cities. Days also seems to be favoring UW - but Marquette will be in the picture it sounds like. Hurt seems like a long shot considering his offers, but the Badgers have been in on him for a long time and will hold out hope until the end like they did with Hauser. I would bet that when or if he puts out his final 4 or 5 - Wisconsin makes the list.

And for 2020 - is Jalen Johnson still the top target for the Badgers??


Jalen Johnson might be the top target for every school in the country.
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thecrackerjack wrote:
oldballcoach1 wrote:
Thanks for the update on those guys. It sounds as if Carton is very much leaning towards the Badgers and they have had success getting guys out of the Quad Cities. Days also seems to be favoring UW - but Marquette will be in the picture it sounds like. Hurt seems like a long shot considering his offers, but the Badgers have been in on him for a long time and will hold out hope until the end like they did with Hauser. I would bet that when or if he puts out his final 4 or 5 - Wisconsin makes the list.

And for 2020 - is Jalen Johnson still the top target for the Badgers??


Jalen Johnson might be the top target for every school in the country.

Yup, that's gonna be a sweepstakes recruiting process. Better buckle in now.
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db11
Gery Woelfel (consider the source, but it seems to be confirmed) reporting that Nobal Days is committing to Tulane.

No surprise to me. He's a nice player, but at times struggles to effect games, especially against good opponents. He's also not much of a scorer. There's a reason major offers never materialized and his early high star rankings have dropped. UW could use the frontcourt help, but I struggle to see Days as a needle-pusher at the next level. Most interest seemed to be coming from Cornell and Tulane towards the end.

Best of luck to him though.
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db11 wrote:
Gery Woelfel (consider the source, but it seems to be confirmed) reporting that Nobal Days is committing to Tulane.

No surprise to me. He's a nice player, but at times struggles to effect games, especially against good opponents. He's also not much of a scorer. There's a reason major offers never materialized and his early high star rankings have dropped. UW could use the frontcourt help, but I struggle to see Days as a needle-pusher at the next level. Most interest seemed to be coming from Cornell and Tulane towards the end.

Best of luck to him though.


Days still had UW in his top 3 even though he no longer had scholarship offer.
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Harbaugh will have Urban Meyer retired from OSU by 2020.
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There's a lot of posts that have disappeared. 
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Badgers to bolster frontcourt with Ohio State transfer Micah Potter.

https://madison.com/wsj/sports/college/basketball/men/ohio-state-forward-micah-potter-to-transfer-to-uw-eligible/article_4227aeb8-d098-519d-bd90-8cd87035f2fe.html
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That's a nice addition for UW who will provide size, experience, and depth next year. I'm curious to see how much he develops and if he can stay healthy. He has had injury issues in the past, but looks to be a good fit into the UW system as a stretch 4. 
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gstacy
Out of next years newcomers, who will get the most minutes and who will have the biggest impact?
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gstacy wrote:
Out of next years newcomers, who will get the most minutes and who will have the biggest impact?


Uh, it kinda has to be Potter at this point. Can't imagine it'll be Wahl at all.

Maybe they get a grad transfer? They're gonna need immediate impact from somebody.
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Yeah, right now the only other viable option would seem to be a grad transfer. I doubt they land a big time player now from the 2019 class. Dark horse for me would be Ace Evans from Martin Luther. Someone who can create his own shot. but size may be an issue with him. But who else on the Badgers has that ability? And his defense is pretty solid.
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db11 wrote:


Uh, it kinda has to be Potter at this point. Can't imagine it'll be Wahl at all.

Maybe they get a grad transfer? They're gonna need immediate impact from somebody.


Wahl might have a chance to contribute next year, but it will be Potter. UW will need a big to step in, and the early practice reports have been very positive - he's bouncy and can shoot from the perimeter. 
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early practice reports ... can you be more specific? or bouncy and ability to shoot from the outside is it?
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