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Wisconsin basketball recruiting: Kobe King tosses alley-oop to himself; five-star Tyler Herro highlights

Get these kids to Madison STAT.

The Wisconsin Badgers’ future on the basketball court sure looks promising.

He’s already signed his National Letter of Intent, but class of 2017 guard Kobe King competed in the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Division 2 All-Star Game this past weekend.

King played for the North squad against some of the state’s best prep basketball players. Not only did the future UW prospect score 29 points and grab 10 rebounds on Saturday, he dunked on the South squad with an alley-oop to himself.

At 6’4, 175 pounds, King conquered opposing competition last season. After scoring 28 points per game and recording 8.9 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game, he earned several all-state accolades, including Wisconsin’s Mr. Basketball and a unanimous selection for Associated Press Player of the Year. King also led La Crosse Central to the school’s first state championship since 1925.

Five-star Tyler Herro highlights

With King and Minnesota four-star standouts Nathan Reuvers and Brad Davison, the incoming class of 2017 has high expectations in a year following the departure of four key starters.

Another Wisconsin commit a year down the road could eclipse his predecessors before him.

Ranked a five-star recruit and the No. 25 player in the nation by ESPN—and a four-star recruit and top-100 prospect by the other recruiting services for the class of 2018—Greenfield, Wis. (Whitnall) shooting guard Tyler Herro has lit up competition this spring.

Let’s just take a look at what’s to come from Herro—who committed to Wisconsin in September—courtesy of Overtime last week and earlier in June: