Wisconsin Badgers Will Be As Good As Sam Dekker Makes Them

By Trevor Lowry
Sam Dekker
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In the 2013-14 college basketball season, the Wisconsin Badgers will be as good as Sam Dekker makes them.

It is really that simple.

The team loses both Jared Berggren and Ryan Evans, but when do the Badgers not compete for a Big Ten title?

Leading scorer Ben Brust will be counted on a lot, along with other players, but Dekker has the most potential on Wisconsin.

As a freshman, he averaged 9.6 points per game and 3.4 rebounds per game. Those numbers aren’t amazing, but Dekker did only play 22.3 minutes per game and he was very efficient from the field. He can also hit the long ball, making 50 threes last year.

Wisconsin will rely on its defense in the upcoming season, like always. However, people will be surprised by how good of a player Dekker is when he receives more minutes. He has the talent to be the best player in the conference and he certainly has the talent to lead the Badgers to victory.

The Big Ten is never an easy conference to play in, but year in and year out, the Badgers are right there with the best teams in the conference.

Maybe I am just a huge fan, but I truly believe Dekker is all that and much more. Wisconsin will be good no matter what, thanks to great coaching and a solid basketball team, but Dekker has the ability to make it great. Which is why Bo Ryan’s team will be as good as Dekker makes it in the upcoming season.

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