It didn’t take long for new head coach Marisa Moseley to make her mark on in-state recruiting. Last Wednesday, 2022 combo guard Lily Krahn (Prairie du Chien) out of Prairie du Chien High School announced her commitment to the Wisconsin Badgers via her Twitter account.
Krahn, who stands at 5-foot-10, can play either guard spot and could probably play on the wing if Moseley wanted to go to a smaller, quicker lineup. According to the La Crosse Tribune, Krahn was also considering a pair of Big 12 offers from Kansas State and Oklahoma State before ultimately deciding to stay home.
Also per the La Crosse Tribune, Krahn averaged 20.6 points per game and shot 53.5% from the floor as a junior. She also made 38.9% of her 3-point attempts on the way to becoming the Most Valuable Player in the Southwest Wisconsin Conference. She takes 1,171 points and 160 career three-pointers into her senior season. Krahn also averaged 4.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.8 steals per game and was named to the 2021 WBCA Division 3 all-state team, her second straight year making the team.
Krahn has a sweet shooting stroke and can make both spot up and catch and shoot threes with regularity. She isn’t just a shooter though, as she attacks the basket and finishes through contact and also passes the ball at a high level. I think she would ideally be paired with a pass-first point guard so Krahn could run off screens and shoot from distance while also being a top-quality secondary playmaker for the UW offense. She looks like she has good defensive instincts, but there weren’t a whole lot of defensive highlights on her Hudl tape.
Getting a solid, talented player like Krahn to restart the 2022 class was imperative for Moseley after 4-star guard Jordana Codio (Jupiter, Fla.), who had committed to former coach Jonathan Tsipis, decommitted and then chose Texas.