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Wisconsin basketball recruiting: another day another series of updates

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2021 PG commit Chucky Hepburn is looking good in his return to action.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: JAN 14 Maryland at Wisconsin Photo by Lawrence Iles/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

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!

2021 PG commit looking good

  • Wisconsin Badgers 3-star 2021 PG commit Chucky Hepburn (Bellevue, Neb.) is already off and running in the OSA (Omaha Sports Academy) High School Jamboree tournament. Quite frankly you love to see your point guard of the future leading the way with defense.

You will also notice that Hepburn isn’t some sort of one dimensional player either. In the two games for which we found his stats, Hepburn filled up most columns including eight (!) steals in one game.

2022 in-state prospect about to blow up?

  • 2022 unranked SF Leon Bond (Milwaukee) out of Wauwatosa East may be getting ready to receive a bunch of offers. Currently, hometown UWM is the only school to extend an offer but 247Sports’ Evan Flood thinks that Bond might be the best player in the state for 2022 ($).

While Bond grew up as a Marquette fan, he did tell Flood this, “I grew up watching the Badgers. Probably the most iconic moment was watching them beat Kentucky in the Final Four. That was a really cool moment. The Badgers have always been really cool to me.”

Yes...that was a really cool moment, Leon.

All aboard the Gus Bus

  • We talked about 2023 PF Gus Yalden (De Pere) of the Asheville (N.C.) School in Wednesday’s post, but in the 24 hours since then he’s picked up two more B1G offers. Iowa and Nebraska are the latest teams to offer Yalden a scholarship and you wonder when/if the Badgers will follow suit.