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 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!
- 2021 4-star PF Matthew Mors (Yankton, S.D.) of Yankton - 01 High School has one year left of varsity basketball and has already scored over 2,000 points. This should be taken with a grain of salt because Mors has been playing varsity ball since he was in seventh grade, but it is still impressive!
The Bucks used a big 2nd half to pull away from Harrisburg and pick up another big road win 62-43. With the win, Matthew Mors also surpassed 2,000 points for his career. CONGRATULATIONS MATTHEW! The Bucks will now have a week to prepare to play at Watertown Feb. 14. GO BUCKS! pic.twitter.com/NMU2cuCqDV— Yankton Schools (@YSD633) February 7, 2020
Mors is going to shatter the all-time scoring record in South Dakota for class AA boys since he, you know, still has an entire season left after he finishes this one.
Yankton junior and Wisconsin commit Matthew Mors eclipsed 2,000 career points last night and now sits at 2,016.— SDPB Sports (@SDPBSports) February 7, 2020
As mentioned by @jhoeck of @YanktonSports, he’s only 9 points behind Eric Kline, and 10 points away from having the most career points of any AA boys player in S.D. pic.twitter.com/eVmJ7pZooG
With his 32 points tonight, Yankton junior Matthew Mors eclipsed 2,000 for his career -- believe he's the 36th member of that club in SoDak boys hoops history— Jeremy Hoeck (@jhoeck) February 7, 2020
He's also 10 points from becoming the all-time Class AA leader: Eric Kline 2,025, Mors 2,016#sdpreps
- 2020 preferred walk-on wing Carter Gilmore (Hartland) of Arrowhead was one assist away from a triple-double against Muskego earlier this week. By B5Q law I have to say this: Gilmore is going to be a steal for the Badgers.
2020 F Carter Gilmore (6-7) of Arrowhead had 26 points, 12 rebounds, 9 assists and 4 blocks today in a 76-62 win over Muskego.— Mark Miller (@WisBBYearbook) February 5, 2020
- Lorne Bowman is having an electric season over in Michigan and is one of the presumed favorites to win Mr. Basketball in the state. This past week he led Orchard Lake St. Mary’s to a win over Detroit U-D Jesuit while scoring 23 points, including eight in a 10-1 run in the second half that put a once tied game out of reach.
“I’ll tell ya, Lorne Bowman is something special, isn’t he?” St. Mary’s coach Todd Covert said with effusiveness. “There’s no question in my mind that he’s the best player in the state … He’s just a special basketball player. I’ve been here for 20-something years and, as a senior, he just took over tonight.”
- 2020 3-star C Steven Crowl (Eagan, Minn.) of Eastview High School hooped all over Lakeville North, former team of Nate Reuvers and Tyler Wahl. Pretty disrespectful to your future teammates, Steven.
Friday night wins are the best! @Steven_Crowl was the top scorer with 28, and @Tate_Mach4 was on with five 3-pointers, finishing with 20 on the night.— Eastview Boys Hoops (@EVBoysHoops) February 8, 2020
Next up: @RosemountHoops on Tuesday night. pic.twitter.com/DwBYbNZDh1
- Ben Carlson had 28 points in East Ridge’s win over Irondale on Friday. There are no tweets about this, so don’t even ask.