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Wisconsin Basketball News: UW Defeats Bradley, 2023 Commit Earns POY, More



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It’s been a busy few days for the Wisconsin basketball program. Don’t worry; Badger Notes has you covered with a roundup of all the latest news you may have missed.

Badgers down the Bradley Braves in round one of the NIT

The Badgers secured an 81-62 victory over the Bradley Braves in the opening round of the NIT. 

Bradley had no answers for Steven Crowl, as the junior notched 36 points and nine rebounds. The Badgers anchor hit 12 of his 16 shot attempts while going 5-of-7 from beyond the arc.

Two other Badgers landed in double figures, with Max Klesmit posting 16 points and Connor Essegian tacking on 14.

Wisconsin will face Liberty, who beat Villanova on Tuesday, in the second round of the NIT.

Wisconsin basketball commit Nolan Winter earns Minnesota Player of the Year

Nolan Winter, a signee in UW’s 2023 class, earned a prestigious honor on Wednesday.

Winter took to Twitter to announce he has been named the Gatorade Minnesota Player of the Year.

Winter has been nothing short of dominant this year. The 6-foot-11 forward averaged 23.2 points, 11.2 rebounds, 1.2 assists, and 1.3 blocks per game.

The Minnesota native will head to Madison after his final year in high school, and he could make an immediate impact as a true freshman.

Kimberly native enters the transfer portal

According to On3’s Joe Tipton, Wofford freshman Jackson Paveletzke has entered the transfer portal.

Paveletzke, a Wisconsin native, was a standout freshman for Wofford. The 6-foot-3, 175-pound point guard averaged 15.1 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 3.7 assists in his first year. Paveletzke shot 49.3% from the field and 39.3% from beyond the arc.

Paveletzke was not heavily recruited out of high school, earning offers from mid-major schools such as UW-Green Bay, Bryant, and St. Thomas. The Badgers could be a potential suitor for the standout guard, and his connection to Wisconsin could be a driving force.

Paveltzke will be a player to watch as he looks for his new home.

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