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Rankings Rankings

24/7: 4-star recruit4-star recruit4-star recruit4-star recruit 90 (#14 PG / #107 overall) Green_arrowup_medium
Rivals: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit (#27 PG / #123 overall) Green_arrowup_medium
ESPN: 4-star recruit4-star recruit4-star recruit4-star recruit 81 (#23 PG) Red_arrowdown_medium
Prep Hoops: #2 player in Nebraska in 2021

Last updated: May 5, 2021
Previous Rankings: 4-star (0.9341, #20 PG/#118 overall/#2 NE) > 0.9370, #23/#137/#2 NE > (0.9480, #24/#128/#2 NE) > 3-star (0.8556, #17/#113/#3) by 247Sports Composite; 3-star/89 (#21 PG/#129 overall > #20/#142 > #19/#134) > NR > 3-star (#129 overall > #175 > #131 > #150) by 24/7; 3-star (#27 PG/#127 overall > #28/#126) > NR by Rivals; 4-star/82 (#20 PG) by ESPN

Rankings at time of commitment: 4-star (0.9464, #23 PG/#141 overall/#2 NE) by 247Sports Composite; 3-star by 24/7 & Rivals; NR by ESPN

Honors Honors

2021 First Team Super-State (Lincoln Journal Star)
2020 Gatorade Player of the Year - Nebraska
2019 First Team Super-State (Lincoln Journal Star)
2018 Third Team All-Metro (Omaha World-Herald)

Statistics Statistics

2020-21: 15.9 ppg, 8.3 apg, 5.1 rpg, 3.8 spg | Senior (West)
2019-20: 17.7 ppg, 6.1 apg, 4.6 rpg, 3.1 spg | Junior (West)
2018-19: 18.3 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 5 apg, 3.4 spg | Sophomore (West)
2017-18: 13.6 ppg, 4.6 apg, 2.1 spg | Freshman (West)

Signed LOI Signed National Letter of Intent

Signed on November 10, 2020
Badgers add trio of four-star recruits on 2021 Signing Day (

Verbally committed on September 29, 2019
Hepburn commits to Wisconsin (Badger247)
Bellevue West’s Chucky Hepburn, a Husker and Bluejay target, commits to Wisconsin (Omaha World-Herald)
Nebraska point guard Chucky Hepburn commits to 2021 class (Wisconsin State Journal)
4-star 2021 PG Chucky Hepburn verbally commits to Wisconsin (B5Q)

Wisconsin joined Nebraska in hopping aboard the Gabriel “Chucky” Hepburn train early with scholarship offers. The Huskers offer was made by Tim Miles way back when, and the draw of incoming head coach Fred Hoiberg was not strong enough for this in-stater despite making several visits to Lincoln. Meanwhile, the Badgers had a long history of stellar point guard play on their resume. Possessing a powerful lower body and strong build, Hepburn can run a team and take over when needed with his shot-making ability — evoking comparisons from some analysts to former Wisconsin star Jordan Taylor. His high school coach, Doug Woodard, lauds his maturity and toughness.

Minnesota and Creighton offered scholarships too, then schools from all P5 conferences — like Iowa, Stanford, Arizona State, Oregon, California and Virginia Tech — started to take a look at Hepburn. Hailing from just south of Omaha, Hepburn was a starter from day one for Bellevue West. He led the Thunderbirds to a state championship game berth as a freshman, junior and senior, winning it all in 2020. Hepburn finished with 1,706 points, 638 assists and 324 steals in his career and ran with Team Factory on the UAA circuit. Hepburn’s all-around game led one writer to opine that his “unique ability to contribute in every facet ... sets him apart from any other high school player in the history of the state.”

Hepburn made plans for an official visit to Wisconsin, alongside Matthew Mors, on Sept. 27, 2019 for the Northwestern game. While everyone was expecting Mors to commit over the weekend, it was Hepburn that became the first to pop for the Badgers in a surprising Sunday evening announcement. Thereafter he became an outspoken recruiter for his collegiate program.

Offered on June 8, 2019

Press Clippings Recent Press

5/5: Ten of the biggest risers in the final 2021 rankings (247 Sports)
3/27: These first-team Super-Staters have game: Meet the five boys who took their games to another level in 2020-21 (Journal Star)
3/26: Bellevue West basketball star thankful to be alive (KETV/ABC 7)
3/9: The ‘incredible number’ that has Bellevue West’s Chucky Hepburn on top of his game (Journal Star)
2/16: Bossi’s Best: Ten committed players from the class of 2021 who could rise in the rankings (247 Sports)
1/31: Chucky Hepburn answers dis from Creighton Prep fan with three straight 3-pointers (World-Herald)

7/14: Jammin in July Showcase - Top 5 Point Guards (247 Sports)
7/8: Wisconsin basketball recruiting: another day another series of updates (B5Q)
6/30: UW hoops recruit Chucky Hepburn has a new goal: Convince longtime friend Hunter Sallis to join him (Journal Sentinel)
3/20: Amid coronavirus cancellations, one Nebraska team managed to finish its season on top (ESPN)
1/21: Chucky Hepburn’s free throws lift Class A No. 4 Bellevue West in overtime win over Omaha Westside (World-Herald)

4/21: AAU results, April 21: Chucky Hepburn, Frankie Fidler seal title; Jayden Dawson scores 22 for day (World-Herald)
3/23: Meet the Lincoln Journal Star’s boys basketball Super-State first team (Journal Star)
1/19: Chucky Hepburn, Louis Fidler help top-ranked Thunderbirds pull away from Packers (World-Herald)

11/28: Chucky Hepburn earned a Husker scholarship with his freshman season. He wants more this year (World-Herald)
5/29: Bellevue West’s Chucky Hepburn receives scholarship offer from Nebraska (World-Herald)
5/2: Chucky Hepburn is a star in the making, but he has company in loaded 2021 class (World-Herald)

Multimedia Audio / Video

Highlights: Chucky Hepburn’s Senior SZN Was a Movie (3.16.21)
Game: Sunrise Christian Academy 75, Bellevue West 68 (2.14.21)
Game: Bellevue West 74, Waukee (Iowa) 60 (2.9.21)
Highlights: Bellevue West vs Millard North BBB Highlights (1.29.21)
Highlights: Chucky Hepburn Highlights From 2020 Jammin’ in July Showcase (7.13.20)
News Recap: Class A Championship: Bellevue West vs Millard North (3.14.20)
Interview: Prep Zone Chronicles: Bellevue West’s Chucky Hepburn and Millard North’s Hunter Sallis (1.22.20)
Highlights: Under Armour Rise Finals: Chucky Hepburn (7.17.19)
Highlights: Chucky Hepburn Dominates At Wisconsin Advanced Camp (6.9.19)
Highlights: Chucky Hepburn Team Factory Point Guard Highlights (5.21.19)
Interview: Interview with 2021 Chucky Hepburn (4.9.19)
Highlights: Chucky Hepburn Sophomore Highlights (4.9.19)
Highlights: Chucky Hepburn: Bellevue West c/o 2021 (1.24.19)
Highlights: chucky hepburn’s highlights/HUDL (12.23.18)

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2019-20 Schedule | Omaha World-Herald

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