With some talent graduating, you would expect that Dekker would get more playing time, which would naturally increase his numbers. However, a pretty good recruiting class is coming in that features one 4-star.
On the year, Dekker averaged 9.6 points per game, 3.4 rebounds per game and he played 22.3 minutes per game. He also shot 47.8 percent from the field and a very impressive 39.1 percent from behind the arc. It is very impressive to note that Dekker made 50 threes on the year, which was the second most on the team.
Assuming that Dekker gets more playing time next season, he could be one of the best three-point shooters in the Big 10. Although that is a little bold, the potential is there. At 6’7” Dekker is very hard to cover outside of the perimeter.
Two players that scored more than Dekker on the season will be graduating, so that alone will likely mean that he will see the court more.
Whether the case, Dekker will need to be a huge contributor next season for the Badgers to be successful. This is a team that usually competes in the Big 10 no matter who is out on the court, so although they may not start the season off by being ranked in the top 25, they will not just fall to the bottom of the conference.
Dekker having a breakout season as a sophomore will help the Badgers compete for yet another year.
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