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Wisconsin basketball recruiting: 2016 offers, targets

The 2016 recruiting cycle drags on for Bo Ryan and company, still in dire need of a point guard. Here's a comprehensive look at the outstanding offers and primary targets in the class.

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Just when you thought Wisconsin's basketball recruiting was winding down in the class of 2016, it pulls you back in. With only one scholarship available to hand out and JaQuori McLaughlin's visit in the rearview mirror, the Badgers were officially in wait-and-see mode. Now that McLaughlin and several other players once targeted by Wisconsin have made their college decisions, the roller coaster is gearing up for another round in an effort to gain UW's first 2016 commitment.

Missing on McLaughlin is tough. Realistically, it's doubtful that Illinois big man Nick Rakocevic still has a committable offer based on Wisconsin's needs, leaving Ohio guard Frankie Hughes. Milwaukee native Te'Jon Lucas quietly sailed by in the background. The staff will have to get creative.

What you see here is a snapshot of Wisconsin's recruiting situation specifically for the 2016 class. The goal is for this to be a living document that will stay current as news breaks, much the same way our main basketball recruiting hub does. But we also envision it being your forum for discussing recruits and news specific to the 2016 recruiting cycle.

Recruiting Targets

Class of 2016

Verbal commitments: 2
PG D'Mitrik Trice, Huber Heights OH  | 4-star recruit4-star recruit4-star recruit
SF Aleem Ford, Lawrenceville GA | 4-star recruit4-star recruit4-star recruit

Keeping tabs on:
G Kobe Gantz, Lancaster PA - [rivals] | [+] [+] [+] [+] [+] [T] [uaa] | [video] [video] [video] [video] [video]
G Zion Morgan, Chicago IL - [rivals] [espn] [scout] | [+] [+] | [video]
PF Lorenzo Edwards, Lake Forest IL - [rivals] [scout] | [+]
G Jordan Long, Chattanooga TN - [rivals] | [+] [T] | [video]

Others recruited:
PG: Payton Pritchard {Oklahoma/Oregon}, Xavier Simpson {Michigan}JaQuori McLaughlin {Oregon St.}, Trevor Anderson {Green Bay}, Kobe Gantz {Delaware St.}}
SG: Amir Coffey {Minnesota}, Maverick Rowan {reclassified to 2015}, Skyler Nash {???}, Jordan Bohannon {Iowa}Frankie Hughes {Louisville}
SF: Matthew Moyer {Syracuse}, V.J. King {Louisville}, Willie Jackson {Missouri}, Michael Hurt {Minnesota}Rapolas Ivanauskas {Northwestern}Sam Hauser {Marquette}Jonathan Isaac {Florida St.}, Andre Wesson {Ohio St.}
PF: T.J. Leaf {Arizona}, Nick Ward {Michigan St.}, Nick Rakocevic {USC}, Cordell Pemsl {Iowa}
C: Austin Davis {Michigan}Micah Potter {Ohio St.}Barret Benson {Northwestern}, Harry Froling {SMU}

Last updated: 5/18/16

player has prospect profile page
star rating according to the 247Sports Composite rankings

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Future Scholarship Grid

2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
1 Zak Showalter* Jordan Hill* Ethan Happ* Brevin Pritzl*
2 Bronson Koenig Ethan Happ* Alex Illkainen ((( OPEN )))
3 Nigel Hayes Alex Illikainen Charlie Thomas ((( OPEN )))
4 Vitto Brown Charlie Thomas Khalil Iverson Kobe King
5 Jordan Hill* Khalil Iverson Andy van Vliet
6 Ethan Happ* Andy van Vliet Brevin Pritzl*
7 Alex Illikainen Brevin Pritzl* ((( OPEN )))
8 Charlie Thomas ((( OPEN ))) ((( OPEN )))
9 Khalil Iverson ((( OPEN ))) Kobe King
10 Andy van Vliet Kobe King
11 Brevin Pritzl*
12 ((( OPEN )))
13 ((( OPEN )))
Senior Junior Sophomore Freshman
* used redshirt #1-yr scholarship

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Projected 2016 Depth Chart

Bronson Koenig (Sr.) Zak Showalter (R-Sr.) Nigel Hayes (Sr.) Ethan Happ (R-So.) Vitto Brown (Sr.)
Jordan Hill (R-Jr.) Brevin Pritzl (R-Fr.) Khalil Iverson (So.) Charlie Thomas (So.) Andy van Vliet (So.)

T.J. Schlundt# (R-So.)
Alex Illikainen (So.)

# walk-on

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