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Top 5 Class of 2013 Wisconsin Prep Basketball Recruits

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Top 5 Wisconsin Prep Basketball Recruits

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Where does Onalaska Senior Matt Thomas land in the top 5?/Andi Stempniak-LEADER-TELEGRAM

As October draws to a close that can only mean one thing. Wisconsin prep basketball will be starting very soon. In fact the first day teams can start practicing is right around the corner on November 5th. With that being said I thought there is no better time than to give you my top five basketball recruits and where they have committed to play college ball next year.

These are strictly my top five heading into the 2012-2013 high school basketball season. There is great talent spread throughout the state of Wisconsin and these five recruits are seniors that not only myself but everyone that loves the game of basketball should keep their eye on.

Big Ten and Big East teams should also take notice. Two of the five will be playing in the Big Ten and two will also play in the Big East. As for the lone ranger in this equation? Well there is also one that will be playing in the Big 12 conference.

Of the five seniors that landed in my top five, three came away state champions last year in Madison. Three of the recruits will stay in the great state of Wisconsin to play college ball and two will take their talents outside the Badger state.

The Wisconsin prep basketball season is so close you can almost smell the popcorn sold at concession stands in gymnasiums across the state. If you’re as ready for the season to tip-off as I am, then these rankings will be right up your alley. Enough waiting, on with number five in my top five Wisconsin prep basketball recruits…

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5. Bronson Koenig-Aquinas

Bronson Koenig

Bronson Koenig will look to not only improve his numbers from a year ago, but also help his team not only win the Mississippi Valley Conferece but also make a deep playoff run. Koenig scored 18.4 points per game and will look for his point production to go up from there this season. Koenig will be playing for Bo Ryan and the Wisconsin Badgers at the college level.

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4. Luke Fischer-Germantown

Luke Fischer

All it took for Luke Fischer to decide where to play college ball was a trip to Bloomington, IN as he watched the Indiana Hoosiers upset then number two Ohio State Buckeyes on New Year's Eve. Coach Tom Crean will get a very good center in Fischer who averaged 16.6 points per game a year ago, leading Germantown to a Division 1 state title.

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3. Deonte Burton-Milwaukee Vincent

Deonte Burton

Deonte Burton not only will stay in-state to play collegiate, but he will stay in the same city as he will play for coach Buzz Williams and the Marquette Golden Eagles. Burton led Milwaukee Vincent in scoring last year with 18.8 points per game as he and the rest of the Vincent team will look to improve on their 17-7 record. Burton should lead the team in scoring once again as I believe that average will creep up this season.

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2. Duane Wilson-Dominican

Duane Wilson

Joining Burton at Marquette will be Dominican senior Duane Wilson. Leading Dominican to the Division 4 state title last year, Wilson averaged 18.9 points per game good for second on the team. Wilson should be the team's leading scorer this season as he looks to lead Dominican back to Madison. The tandem of Wilson and Burton will give Marquette another strong recruiting class and will give the Golden Eagles a great chance of winning Big East titles for the next few years.

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1. Matt Thomas-Onalaska

Matt Thomas

Picking the top recruit coming out of this senior class was very tough. I gave much consideration of doing 1 and 1a with Wilson, but Onalaska senior Matt Thomas gets the very slight edge. Thomas scored 21.3 points per game last season leading Onalaska to a Division 2 state title. Once again Thomas will have that average right around 20 points per game this season as he looks to become a state champion two years in a row. Thomas will be taking his talents to Iowa State as coach Fred Hoiberg has the Cyclones relevant in the Big 12.