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Wisconsin Basketball: Greg Gard Contacts 2024 Power Forward



Wisconsin Basketball; Badgers coach Greg Gard

Madison, Wis. – The Wisconsin basketball staff, including coach Greg Gard, have been in close contact with a stellar 2024 recruit.

Dillon Battie, a 2024 three-star power forward, is a rising Junior from Lancaster, Texas. The 6-foot-7-inch, 195-pound forward emerged onto the scene this past season. Battie has been a little known recruit thus far, with his biggest offer coming from Virginia Tech. Wisconsin has just begun the process of recruiting Battie after his successful Sophomore season. Now, the forward hopes to earn a scholarship offer from the Badgers.

Wisconsin Badgers Coach Greg Gard Reaches Out To Rising 2024 Three-Star

The Wisconsin basketball team endured perhaps their worst year in recent memory last season. The Badgers struggled despite having incredible expectations placed upon them. After tasting the defeat and difficulty, coach Greg Gard and the Badgers are eager to prove the critics wrong this upcoming season. The best way for Wisconsin to accomplish this goal is by adding talent to a strong roster, which has already been done. For the Badgers, the next step is building the 2024 and 2025 recruiting classes.

The newest target for the Wisconsin basketball staff has been Dillon Battie, an accomplished Texas native. Battie is a slashing forward with the ability to play both inside or out. His inside scoring ability is by far the best quality the athlete brings to the court. This past season, Battie continued to develop his jump shot and started to become a serious shooting threat.

Battie is not just a scorer, but also a serious physical threat. The new style of bully ball that Battie plays causes him to punish defenders as he attacks the rim. Most defenses do not have the strength or physicality to match Battie, which often leads to his dominant performances. The forward is also an exceptional defender who excels in defending the transition especially. To this date, Battie has received nine major scholarship offers as the Wisconsin basketball staff has just started to reach out to the recruit.

Dillon Battie Still A Major Question Mark Within 2024 Basketball Recruiting Class

Thus far in his recruiting process, Battie has not only been silent but also under-the-radar. The talented forward received his most recent scholarship offer from the Washington Huskies, a storied basketball program. However, it is still far too early in his recruitment to know which program Battie is leaning towards. With his recruitment looking the way it currently does, the Wisconsin basketball staff might have a clear path towards the recruit.

Once Greg Gard offers Dillon Battie the recruitment will become serious, but until then the exceptional recruit will continue to be a potential target for the team.

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Jarrett Guerrera is a graduate of Western New England University with a Bachelor's in English. Jarrett played rugby at the collegiate level, and has been a sports fanatic all his life. Jarrett is also a contributor for Wisconsin Sports Heroics.