Sam Dekker - F (2012)

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Sam Dekker (Photo credit: Gary Klein/Sheboygan Press)

Class

Position

Height

Weight

2012

SF

6'8"

210 lb

School

AAU

Sheboygan (WI) Lutheran HS

Wisconsin Playground Warriors

Rankings Rankings

Rivals: (#3 SF / #13 overall)
Scout: (#4 SF / #15 overall)
ESPN: 97 (#4 SF / #17 overall)
24/7: 99 (#4 SF / #8 overall)
Wishoops: (#1 player in 2012)

Previous Rankings: 5 stars (#5 SF/#18 overall) > 4 stars (#7/#35 > #21/#82) > 3 stars (#31/#133) > #32 SF by Rivals; 4 stars (#8/#30 > #6/#35 > #9/#42 > #19 SF/#79 overall) > 3 stars (#24 SF) by Scout; 88 (#35 > #38 > #40 SF) > 89 (#32 SF) > 95 (#8/#45) > 96 (#7/#26 > #5 SF/#24 overall) by ESPN; 93 (#67 overall) > 95 (#49 overall) > 96 (#41 > #8/#43) > 98 (#8 SF/#30 overall) > 99 (#4 SF/#15 overall) by 24/7; #3 > #2 player in Wisconsin by Wishoops

Honors Honors

2012 Fourth Team All-American (ESPN)
2012 Mr. Basketball (WBCA)
2012 Wisconsin Player of the Year (AP)
2012 First Team All-State (AP)
2012 First Team All-State - Div. 5 (WBCA)
2011 Second Team All-State (AP)
2011 First Team All-State - Div. 5 (WBCA)
2011 First Team All-Area (Sheboygan Press)
2011 First Team All-Central Lakeshore Conference
2010 Honorable Mention All-State - Div. 3 (WBCA)
2010 Honorable Mention All-State (AP)
2010 First Team All-Central Lakeshore Conference
2009 Second Team All-Central Lakeshore Conference

Statistics Statistics

2011-12: 32.1 ppg | Senior (Lutheran) - Wishoops.net
Summer 2011: 9.2 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 0.8 apg | NBPA Top 100 Camp / ~9.6 ppg | Adidas Nations Day 1 / 2 / 3
2010-11: 28.9 ppg, 10.5 rpg, 4 apg, 2.4 spg, 1.9 bpg | Junior (Lutheran) - Wishoops.net
2009-10: 26.5 ppg, 9.2 rpg, 3.1 apg, 2.9 spg, 0.9 bpg | Sophomore (Lutheran) - Wishoops.net
2008-09: 14.8 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 2.3 apg, 1.7 spg | Freshman (Lutheran) - Wishoops.net

Signed LOI Signed National Letter of Intent

Signed on November 9, 2011
Wisconsin adds Sam Dekker for Class of 2012 (UWBadgers.com)
Dekker makes it official (Wisconsin State Journal)

Verbally committed on June 15, 2010
Dekker only needs a day to accept Badgers' offer (Wisconsin State Journal)
Sheboygan Lutheran's Sam Dekker commits to Wisconsin (Sheboygan Press)
Dekker gives UW men's hoops oral commitment for 2012 (Journal-Sentinel)
Sheboygan Lutheran's Dekker verbally commits to Wisconsin (Wishoops.net)

Press Clippings Recent Press

2012
06.12: Wisconsin freshman Sam Dekker to make instant impact in Big Ten (The Sporting News)
06.09: 2012 USA Basketball Men's U18 Team Announced (USA Basketball)
05.18: Top 10 Thursday: Instant impact freshmen (ESPN)
04.05: Derby Classic Practices: Day 1 (SLAM)
04.02: Calhoun, Robinson highlight second annual AAC (Rivals)
03.17: Badgers recruit Dekker nails shot for the ages (Wisconsin State Journal)
03.16: Dekker powers Sheboygan Lutheran into Div. 5 title game (Wisconsin State Journal)
03.16: WBCA Names Sam Dekker Mr. Basketball (Wishoops.net)
02.22: Dekker's 58-point spree moves him to No. 8 on state's scoring list (Wisconsin State Journal)
02.13: Dekker's omission from McDonald's roster a super-sized letdown for Badgers (Wisconsin State Journal)
02.07: Dekker nearing state's best all-time (Sheboygan Press)

2011
11.29: Oostburg edges Lutheran in OT, 94-89 (Sheboygan Press)
11.23: Watching a future Badger (Twin Cities Boys Hoops)
08.10: ESPNU 100 superlatives (ESPN)
07.23: Las Vegas Day 1 recap (ESPN)
07.11: Adidas Invitational recap (ESPN)
07.11: Concluding the adidas Invitational (Hardwood Elite)
07.08: Dekker, Koenig attracting lots of attention (Wisconsin State Journal)
07.08: Another great day for Dekker (Rivals)
07.07: Thomas stands out at Indy (Rivals)
06.17: NBAPA Top 100 Camp Day 2 recap (ESPN)
06.16: Reps on rise at NBPA Camp (Rivals)
05.16: Hoopin' in the Heartland (Five-Star Basketball)
05.08: Spiece: Day Two, Part A (Scout)
04.30: McGary shines at Jayhawk Invite (Rivals)
04.18: Milwaukee Madness: Top Seniors (SLAM)
03.22: Dekker AP All State 2nd Team (Sheboygan Press)
02.18: Dekker joins select contingent (Sheboygan Press)

2010
12.30: Dekker scores 52 in Lutheran loss (Sheboygan Press)
12.10: Sam Dekker has 27 points and 20 rebounds as Sheboygan Lutheran holds off Howards Grove (Sheboygan Press)
12.01: Sheboygan Lutheran's Dekker scores career-high 39 in surpassing 1,000 points (Wishoops.net)
11.24: Sam Dekker scores 36 as Sheboygan Lutheran opens with a big win (Sheboygan Press)
07.22: Las Vegas Day 1: Underdogs and unknowns shine at Fab48 (MaxPreps)
06.14: Sheboygan Lutheran's Dekker earns scholarship offer from Wisconsin (Wishoops.net)
05.17: Observations from the Hugh Roberts Classic (Wishoops.net)
05.03: Observations from the Spiece Run-n-Slam (Wishoops.net)
03.05: Oostburg downs Sheb. Area Lutheran, 71-38 (Preps On The Net)
02.17: Dekker having breakout season for upstart Sheboygan Lutheran (Wishoops.net)

Multimedia Audio / Video

Short Film: Sam Dekker's Story - YouTube (09.12.12)
Interview: Sam Dekker on The Badger Hour - 100.5 FM ESPN Madison (03.19.12)
Highlights/Interview: Dekker takes over, leads Sheboygan Lutheran to state title - Madison.com (03.17.12)
News Feature: State's Biggest Player at One of State's Smallest High Schools - WBAY (02.29.12)
News Feature: Sheboygan Lutheran basketball player shines on, off court - FOX 6 (02.12.12)
Highlights: Sam Dekker Highlights 2012 - YouTube (02.04.12)
Highlights: Sam Dekker - WBY Shootout Highlight Mix - YouTube (12.27.11)
News Feature: Future Badger Dekker Looking Forward to Senior Season - WFRV HS Sports Xtra (12.03.11)
Highlights: Adidas Nations USA 2012 vs USA 2013 Championship Games (08.20.11)
Highlights: Sam Dekker Wisconsin Verbal - YouTube (03.29.11)
Highlights: UW-Madison bound Sam Dekker - Milwaukee Baller Mix - YouTube (02.02.11)
Game: Sheboygan Lutheran 73, Lake Country Christian 53 - Vimeo (12.29.10)
Interview: Sam Dekker Interview - Wishoops.net (08.07.10)
AAU: Wisconsin Playground vs. East Troy 16U - Wishoops.net (07.30.10)
Highlights: Playground Warriors vs. Wisconsin Blaze 16U - Wishoops.net (05.15.10)
Game: Oostburg 71, Sheboygan Area Lutheran 38 - Preps On The Net (03.15.10)

More Info Additional Info

2011-12 Schedule | 2010-11 | 2009-10 | Sheboygan Press

Twitter: @samdek1

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