Chucky Hepburn is rated, by the 247 sports, as the No. 124 player in the country, the No. 19 Point Guard and the No. 2 player in Nebraska.
The 4* Point Guard out of Bellevue West in Nebraska committed to Wisconsin on September 27th 2019 over the likes of Creighton, Minnesota, and Nebraska.
Hepburn is coming off a season for the ages, leading his team to a 24-3 record, capped off by winning the class A State Title in Nebraska. But wait, it gets better. Chucky was also named the Gatorade State Player of the Year in Nebraska, averaging 17 points, 6 assists, 4 rebounds, and 3 steals a game his Junior season.
While most of us are struggling to be good at just one thing, Hepburn also excels in the class room, where he posted a 4.22 GPA. Talk about a perfect fit as a student-athlete at Wisconsin.
When Chucky isn’t thriving on the court or in the classroom, he also volunteers for the special olympics. Hepburn is more than just a tremendous athlete, he’s a role model.
6’1” 185 pounds
Hepburn is going to be what many Badger fans have been clamoring for, a true point guard. Hepburn is a gritty defensive minded guard, who is able to push the pace and distribute the ball at a high level. Hepburn is tough around the rim, can shoot the 3 and has a sudden quickness off the dribble. Simply put, Chucky Hepburn is a rock solid player who makes his teammates better.
Hepburn is pretty much the perfect fit for the Badgers. Everything that Hepburn brings to the table, is everything that Wisconsin embodies.
Player Comp: Jordan Taylor
Junior Season Highlights
Chucky Hepburn was kind enough to give BadgerNotes.com a look into the life of the 4* point guard.
Q: Being from Nebraska, what was it that sold you on Wisconsin?
A: Academically & Athletically Wisconsin was a great fit for me. The coaching staff did a good job of making me feel at home & the next two classes coming in are really good.
Q: What is the strongest part of your game / what do you think needs more work ?
A: The strongest part of my game is creating for the other players. I need to improve my 3pt percentage.
Q: What player do you model your game after ?
A: I model my game after Russell Westbrook because he is a fearless competitor.
Q: Hobbies outside of basketball ?
A: Basketball is my main focus, but also enjoy watching Everybody Hates Chris, Fresh Prince of Bel air, Gorge Lopez, & Sponge Bob.
Q: Favorite Wisconsin basketball players/memories ?
A: My favorite memory was when Wisconsin went to the final four & knocked off an unbeaten Kentucky team.
Q: What players in the program do you have the best relationship with?
A: I would say Brad Davison.
Q: What do you think is the ceiling for the program once you make it to Wisconsin ?
A: I believe that we will be able to dominate right away.
Q: What is the most appealing aspect of playing for Greg Gard ?
A: My games fits his coaching style. I love the way he lets his players compete.