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Wisconsin athletics: accolades for current and future Badgers abound

Three Badgers recruits were named McDonald’s All-American nominees and one Badger was named the B1G hockey 2nd Star of the Week.

Roman Achan
UW Athletic Department; UW Communications

Three future Badgers were named nominees for the 2020 McDonald’s All-American Game in Houston, Texas this April. Lorne Bowman (Orchard Lake St. Mary’s High School, Commerce Twp., Michigan), Ben Carlson (East Ridge High School, Woodbury, Minnesota) and Johnny Davis (La Crosse Central High School, La Crosse) are three members of the Wisconsin 2020 recruiting class that were selected.

Bowman was one of four Michiganders to make the list, while Davis was the only Wisconsinite and Carlson was one of five Minnesotans to be named a nominee.

Accordig to, Davis is averaging 29.3 points per game this season. According to the Star Tribune’s high school basketball player hub, Carlson is averaging 24.3 points per game this season. still has Bowman with a high chance of being a Mr. Basketball finalist in Michigan and he’ll have a big week to prove himself with three games including a marquee matchup with Flint Beecher (who features one of the other Michigan players on the McDonald’s All-American Game nominee list, Jalen Terry) on Saturday.

In men’s hockey news, sophomore forward Roman Achan led the conference with three points on a trio of goals in Wisconsin’s weekend split against No. 8/7 Ohio State. He recorded the second two-goal game of his career on Saturday to guide the Badgers to a 5-2 victory and also scored a game-tying goal in Friday night’s loss.

This is Achan’s first ever conference accolade and Wisconsin’s first since freshman Alex Turcotte took him the conference’s 2nd star award on Nov. 12.