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Wisconsin basketball recruiting: UW offers fast rising 2022 PG

Rowan Brumbaugh, a D.C. native, plays in Massachusetts and is the latest player to receive an offer from Greg Gard

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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 (sometimes more) 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 offer

  • On Saturday afternoon it was announced on Twitter that the Wisconsin Badgers had offered unranked 2022 PG Rowan Brumbaugh (Washington, D.C.). Brumbaugh plays his high school ball in Massachusetts at Northfield Mount Hermon.

Brumbaugh has other offers from Georgetown, Virginia Tech, Saint Louis, Richmond, George Washington, Richmond, Princeton and others. He is receiving interest from Davidson, Virginia and Xavier among others. The Badgers had a Zoom with Brumbaugh on Friday according to 247Sports ($) and then extended an offer on Saturday after beating Rutgers.

Currently unranked by both major recruiting services, Brumbaugh is 6-foot-3 (or 6-foot-4, it’s hard to say) and weighs around 180 pounds.

Jake Lieberman at Zagsblog had an interview with Brumbaugh’s coach, John Carroll, earlier this week, “Rowan is a great point guard, manager of tempo, and players. His high IQ allows him to see the opportunities in the game that other players miss. He knows what calls to make, who needs touches and wants to make the winning plays for the team.”

Brumbaugh looks like he’ll have the ability to play either guard spot and has a compact, repeatable stroke from three. Having a taller guard would be a nice addition for the Badgers in the 2022 class to pair with 6-foot-2 2021 PG commit Chucky Hepburn. Brumbaugh told Jon McNamara of BadgerBlitz ($), “Coach Gard likes that I can play both guard spots, too, because of my size. Wisconsin also likes that I can guard multiple positions and am able to be a big presence on defense.”