Sam Dekker Will Lead the Wisconsin Badgers In Scoring

By Trevor Lowry
Sam Dekker
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The Wisconsin Badgers will be getting back their leading scorer for the 2013-14 college basketball season, but it is sophomore Sam Dekker who will lead the team in that department.

Ben Brust led the team with 11.1 points per game last season. Dekker wasn’t too far behind and averaged 9.6 points per game. However, Brust averaged 34.3 minutes per game and Dekker averaged 22.3 minutes per game. That is a pretty big difference to say the least.

Dekker should be taking on a much bigger role in the 2013-14 season, which will result in more points. He shot 47.8 percent from the field and 39.1 percent from behind the arc. If he can keep up those numbers and get more attempts, there is no reason why he cannot average 15+ points per game.

Dekker stands at 6’7”, but he can still knock down shots from deep range. He made 50 threes last season. He is the most talented player on the team and the best offensive weapon that Wisconsin has. That is going to show this year.

Brust is still a great player and he is going to get his fair share of points. However, Dekker is better on the offensive side of the ball. The two will still make a great one-two punch and the Badgers will still play great defense.

Wisconsin is losing some talent and is not getting as much hype as Michigan State or Michigan, but everyone should know that it competes in the Big 10 on a yearly basis. This team could go far this year if Dekker has a breakout season.

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