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Ryan grabs second commitment from Illinois' heralded 2011 class

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George Marshall, a three-star point guard from Chicago, IL, gave UW head coach Bo Ryan a verbal commitment Tuesday evening. The junior becomes the second member of UW's 2011 recruiting class. Marshall is ranked No. 112 in Rivals.com's Top 150 of 2011.

Feeling Blue? Vander commits to Marquette over Wisconsin

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It's all over Badger fans. The long, sad recruitment of heralded Madison Memorial star Vander Blue came to an end Sunday when he announced he will sign with Marquette during the November early-signing period. Having originally given Wisconsin his verbal commitment, Blue backed out last spring and re-opened his recruiting after a solid junior season that brought him attention from basketball powerhouses all over country. This is a huge blow for the Badgers, who have now lost out on four recruits in just over a month and a half. Two of those recruits -- Diamond Taylor and Jeremy Glover -- were already enrolled at UW and set to join the team this season. Nnanna Egwu, a 6'9 junior forward from St. Ignatius College Prep in Chicago verbally commited to Illinois earlier in the month and Blue chose Marquette Sunday.

UW loses Egwu to Illinois

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Wisconsin fans probably saw this coming: Nnanna Egwu committed to Illinois Friday, turning down both UW and Purdue. When his stock spiked in the spring, the chances of the 6'9 center from St. Ignatius College Prep in Chicago committing to Wisconsin sank. Egwu is now rated among the Top 10 recruits in the Illinois Class of 2011 -- considered to be one of the best classes ever in one of the best high school basketball states. By late summer it appeared Illinois and Purdue were the favorites and after visiting Champaign last weekend, Egwu chose the Illini. Egwu's former teammate at St. Ignatius, guard Dan Fahey, is a walk-on freshman for the Badgers.

Report: Blue still on track to be a Badger

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Rob Schultz (Cap Times) has an update on Vander Blue's chances of joining the UW men's basketball team. Make sure you read all the way to the end. He includes a ridiculous e-mail from Jeronne Maymon's father claiming Maymon never talked to Blue about joining him at Marquette. Right... I'm sure two high school teammates never had any conversations about playing together in college.

Report: Vander Blue decommits from Wisconsin

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Rivals.com is reporting that highly touted basketball recruit Vander Blue "has decided to reopen his recruitment after he initially committed to Wisconsin last April." Meanwhile, JSOnline.com is reporting Blue has yet to inform the UW coaching staff that he plans to consider other schools. Blue will be a senior at Madison Memorial next season and is a B5Q 4-star recruit.

East's Mason could play football and basketball at UW

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We haven't seen it since Bo Ryan took over the UW men's basketball program in 2001, but a football recruit could end up playing in both Camp Randall Stadium and the Kohl Center. According to the Capital Times, Madison East's Marquis Mason has given the Badgers an oral commitment to play football after Bret Bielema told the 6-5, 218 pound wide receiver he could try out for the basketball team as well. Mason, who has scholarship offers from UW-Milwaukee and UW-Green Bay to play basketball, becomes the second oral commitment of the 2010 recruiting class. Check out the Cap Times story for more details.

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