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!
- 2024 SG Jack Robison (Lakeville, Minn.) out of Lakeville North High School announced on Sunday that he had earned an offer from Greg Gard and the Wisconsin Badgers. It is Robison’s first Division 1 offer, although he is also receiving interest from the in-state Golden Gophers.
Very thankful to receive my first division 1 offer from The University Of Wisconsin! Thank you Coach Gard, Coach Krabbenhoft, and staff! #OnWisconsin @PulleyHoops @LNHoopsOx pic.twitter.com/JxJgjSzczB— Jack Robison (@JackRobison17) July 25, 2021
The 6-foot-5 and 175ish pound rising sophomore already has a smooth, left-handed stroke from beyond the three point line. While he is by no means a finished product as a player, he shows a nascent ability to get to the rim as well in the limited tape I’ve been able to find of him. Robison played well at Wisconsin’s advanced camp a month ago and the relationship obviously continued throughout July.
“I had a good time,” Robison told Badger247 ($). “They said they’ll be in touch and they’ll be watching at EYBL in Georgia. Just told me to keep working.”
Coming out of Lakeville North, a program that has produced recent Badgers Nate Reuvers and Tyler Wahl and where UW has a 2023 offer out to teammate Nolan Winter, Robison already has a bit of an affinity for the Badgers. “It’s a special one for me,” Robison told BadgerBlitz’s Jon McNamara about the offer ($). Robison also plays has grassroots ball for Howard Pulley, a program that Greg Gard has ties to, and his teammate Daniel Freitag also holds a UW offer.
It’s tough to tell how accurate the stats are for Robison on the Minneapolis Star Tribune’s high school basketball hub, but it notes that he averaged 4.1 ppg in 18 games played last season. If Robison doesn’t grow any more, I could see him being a taller Ben Brust for Wisconsin whereas if he does grow a couple more inches he could be a lite version of Iowa’s Joe Wieskamp. All in all, a good player to be the first to offer.