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Wisconsin men’s basketball: Matthew Mors named South Dakota Player of the Year

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The Badgers have something special incoming in Mors!

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Most high schools across the country are just trying to get through algebra 2 with a passing grade, but some high schoolers excel beyond that. Then there are kids like Matthew Mors who just completely outshines everyone and all you can do is tip your cap to the pure dominance.

Last week, Mors was named the Gatorade Player of the Year for the State of South Dakota. That is a pretty impressive feat on its own, but it’s even more impressive when you find out that he’s taken home that award for the THIRD STRAIGHT SEASON. The Mount Rushmore State has been completely dominated by Mors during his high school career.

This season at Yankton High School Mors once again put up monster numbers for the Bucks. Over the course of 24 games, Mors averaged 24.2 points per game along with 8.1 rebounds, 3.1 assists, and 2.5 steals per game. Gatorade also factors in academics to the award, and it appears Mors excelled there as well with a 4.03 GPA according to ESPN’s Sioux Falls affiliate.

Mors will now get ready to take both his talent on the court and in the classroom to Madison as part of the 2021 recruiting class. With exceptional size and skill Mors should step onto campus with a chance to contribute minutes to what will be a very young and inexperienced group. Given his ability to do a little bit of everything both on and off the court, Mors should fit in nicely in Madison.