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Wisconsin basketball recruiting: new rankings for the 2023 class

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Plus, a Badgers target for 2021 sets a decision date.

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Recruiting is the lifeblood of any major college athletics team, but following it closely as a fan can sometimes be difficult and can often be time consuming. We’ll try and condense all the recruiting news you can use into this bi-weekly (or more often since we are in Uncertain Times and there aren’t actual sports going on) post. It’ll include updates on current commits, including stats from their high school games, as well as news on players the Badgers are still pursuing. Let’s get down to business!

New rankings

No. 15, 4-star center Gus Yalden, Appleton, IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)
No. 18, 4-star combo guard Taison Chatman, Minneapolis, Minn., Totino-Grace
No. 21, 4-star point guard Jeremy Fears, Joliet, Ill., Joliet West
No. 39, 3-star small forward J.J. Taylor, Chicago, Ill., Morgan Park High School
No. 41, 3-star power forward Milan Momcilovic, Pewaukee, Pewaukee High School

There is also a lot of talent in Iowa for the 2023 class with two players from Waukee in the top-50.

So far the Badgers have only offered one player from the ‘23 class, Yalden received an offer back in July, but according to 247Sports they have taken a look at Fears and Momcilovic already and other offers could come for them. By the time this class rolls around, the Badgers will need another big man, which is why Yalden is such a high priority, and a new point guard of the future, which is probably why UW has been looking at Fears.

Obviously there is a lot of time left before any decisions are made but this is a good, early snapshot of where this class is headed.

Commit date announced

The Badgers offered a bit late and it appears like they were never serious contenders for Taylor. The favorites are Clemson, Cincinnati, Marquette and Davidson.