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Wisconsin Record Watch: Sam Dekker leads three Badgers into 1,000-point club

A trio of Badgers are knocking on the 1,000-point milestone and the seniors continue to climb up various charts in the Wisconsin record book.

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Don't look know, but Wisconsin sophomore Sam Dekker has scored in double-digits in five straight games to prove his ankle injury is now behind him.

Averaging 15.6 point per game since his seven-point, two-game swoon against Duke and Marquette, Dekker's recent run moved him within 19 points of becoming the 39th player in school history to reach the 1,000-point plateau. Whether he gets there against Northwestern or not, Dekker will soon become one of the select few who scored his 1,000th point as a true junior.

Frank Kaminsky, with 959 points, will join Dekker shortly and another UW senior will join the club by season's end. Four-year starter Josh Gasser has scored 909 points in his career and at his season average (7.1 ppg), he will fittingly cross over at home against Minnesota in late February.

In these days of 35-game seasons, the accomplishment doesn't hold the same weight as it used to, but there's no doubt all three players will go down as legendary Badgers

Kaminsky poised to set new standard for blocks

With six rejections against Buffalo, Kaminsky also tied Rashard Griffith for the second-most blocked shots all-time by a Badger (124). He's only 21 away from setting a new program record, a mark currently held by Jared Berggren.

Kaminsky has made huge strides as a defender at Wisconsin. The Lisle, Ill., native is blocking shots (6.9 per 100 two-point attempts) and committing fouls (2.3 per 40 minutes) at the best rates of his career.

Jackson climbing up all-time assists ladder

Not many envisioned this for Traevon Jackson four years ago. A combo guard with a reputation as a dogged prep defender, Jackson entered the program with an uncertain role. But he seized his chance when he outperformed George Marshall in Gasser's absence.

Two hundred and ninety-four assists later, Jackson is entrenched as the Badgers' point guard with 62 wins as a starter under his belt. His next assist will tie him with Devin Harris for eighth all-time in program history. Jackson will likely pass Mike Kelley for fifth on the list before all is said and done.


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