Wisconsin Badgers Basketball Recruitment: Will UW Add Another 2022 Recruitment to Their Class?

Recruitment is the lifeblood of any major college athletics team, but following it closely as a fan can sometimes be difficult and can often be time consuming. We will try to gather all the recruitment news you can use in this post every two weeks (sometimes more). It will include updates on current commits, including stats from their high school games, as well as player news Badgers still pursuing. Let’s get started!

I started writing this post before the news came out that backup PG Lorne Bowman II left the program, and honestly, it now makes a lot more sense why Wisconsin has such renewed interest in adding another player to their 2022 class. It should be noted that none of these four players have received a scholarship offer from UW.

New interest from Wisconsin

  • So this is a former customer from 2022 who reclassified to 2023 for a postgraduate year but thought he was still worth noting and did not want to make a completely separate post, ok? Big man Chris Loofe (Austin, Texas) plays with Link Year Prep (basically a post-grade basketball factory) and plays his grassroots ball for Michael Porter Jr. Elite. The 6-foot-11 prospect can shoot it well from deep and looks very much like a player Wisconsin has had success with in the past. It will be interesting to see if Greg Gard hits the trigger on an offer here.
  • 2022 3-star C Christ Essandoko (Paris, France), who plays in Winston-Salem (NC) Prep recently released from Providence and have heard from a bunch of schools, including the Badgers. Standing at 7 feet tall and weighing 265 pounds, Essandoko is a mountain of man who is already a good rebounder and rim protector who can also stroke it from the depths. He’s like Chris Vogt could basically shoot, which I think would be a valuable player to have.
  • Another recently interrupted big man that the Badgers are looking at is 2022 3-star big man Connor Turnbull (O’Fallon, Mo.) from Fort Zumwalt North High School. Turnbull had committed to Butler but were released from his NLI after head coach LaVall Jordan was fired last week. He is 6-foot-10 and weighs about 215 pounds and had offers from Mizzou, Kansas State, Saint Louis and Indiana State before choosing the Bulldogs. Creighton, Dayton and Iowa are also interested, according to Mizzou’s Rivals page. He averaged 23.5 points per game. match and shot better than 60% from the floor, while also having an average of 12.7 rebounds and 4.6 blocks per. fight as a senior.
  • 2022 PF Luke Northweather (Jefferson City, Mo.) of Blair Oaks High School also receives some interest from UW. Standing at 6-foot-10 and weighing 220 pounds, Northweather was named the Missouri Gatorade Boys Player of the Year for this season. He averaged 29.2 points (38.8% deep shots, 71.6% field shots), 11.4 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 2.4 blocks and 2.0 steals per game. match while being named Tri-County Conference Player of the Year. He set his high school scoring record in a single game back in February when he scored 51 points against Eldon High.

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