Mar 18, 2022; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Wisconsin Badgers guard Chucky Hepburn (23) brings the ball up court against the Colgate Raiders in the second half during the second round of the 2022 NCAA Tournament at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Wisconsin Basketball: Hepburn, Wahl Make Preseason All-Big Ten Team

Wisconsin Basketball: Hepburn, Wahl Make Preseason All-Big Ten Team

The Big Ten released its men’s basketball Preseason All-Big Ten Team, as voted by a select media panel. Two Wisconsin Badgers made the team as Chucky Hepburn and Tyler Wahl were awarded the preseason honors.

Hepburn, a sophomore guard, is coming off a solid season as a true freshman. The 6-foot-2 guard averaged eight points, two rebounds, two assists, and one steal per game.

The Nebraska native tallied 77 assists in the 2021-22 season, the most by a Badgers player. Additionally, Hepburn racked up 36 steals on the season, the second most on the team. Heading into his sophomore season, Hepburn will once again be the Badger’s point guard this season and will likely make a significant impact on both ends.

Wahl, a senior forward, had the best season of his career last season. The Minnesota native posted an average of over 11 points per game. He was also the team leader in steals with 37 and ranked second in rebounds (5.9 per game) and blocks (25).

The 6-foot-9 forward showed his prowess on the defensive end as one of the most versatile defenders in the Big Ten. Wahl landed an honorable mention on the All-Big Ten Team following the 2021-22 season. Heading into 2022, Wahl will be one of the team’s leaders with Johnny Davis and Brad Davison no longer with the program.

The Wisconsin Badgers will begin their season on November 7th against South Dakota at the Kohl Center. With the losses of players such as Johnny Davis, Brad Davison, and Chris Vogt, it will be an interesting season as Coach Greg Gard and company look to fill the production from those key contributors.

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