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Wisconsin Basketball Offers 2025 7-foot-2 Center Daniel Jacobsen

Greg Gard and the Wisconsin basketball coaching staff extended a scholarship offer to a 2025 7-foot-2 center from New Hampshire.



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Wisconsin head coach Greg Gard is shown during the second half of their game Thursday, March 2, 2023 at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wis. Purdue beat Wisconsin 63-61.

Greg Gard and the Wisconsin basketball coaching staff have been tracking 2025 big man Daniel Jacobsen for a while now. And it appears the Badgers have finally seen enough to pull the trigger.

After an impressive showing with JL3 during the Nike EYBL Peach Jam last month, Wisconsin extended a scholarship offer to the 7-foot-2, 215-pound center from New Hampshire.

“Most of my family and friends live in Wisconsin, and I grew up a big fan of both the football and basketball teams,” Jacobsen said.

At this time, Jacobsen holds scholarship offers from Illinois, Minnesota, New Mexico, Purdue, Tulsa, Xavier, and the University of Wisconsin.

As a result, the industry-generated 247Sports Composite rankings have him rated as the No. 104 overall prospect in the 2025 recruiting class, the No. 16 C in the country, and the No. 1 player in New Hampshire.

It’s worth noting that Jacobsen has spent the last three seasons playing in New Mexico — but is transferring to The Brewster Academy in New Hampshire for his junior season.

Additionally, the three-star center has strong Midwestern ties — growing up in nearby Mt. Horeb (WI.). Jacobsen even attended the Wisconsin basketball advanced camp last summer.

Why Offering Daniel Jacobsen Makes Sense for Wisconsin Basketball

The Wisconsin basketball coaching staff has been closely monitoring Daniel Jacobsen for a few years now. After making a considerable jump in physical maturation the last year — an offer seems like a no-brainer.

At 7-foot-2, Jacobsen has imposing size and disruptive length as a shot-blocker in the paint. Jacobsen has a substantial ceiling defensively if he continues to add weight and strength to his already ridiculous frame.

Offensively, he’s already a functional low post-scoring threat with a high release point and soft touch to pair with patience + decent footwork. Jacobsen is also pretty fluid for someone his size and can go up and high-point lobs.

The most significant area of intrigue comes from his much-improved faceup game. Jacobsen has flashed as a pick & pop big man who can step out and knock down a three — something Wisconsin basketball covets.

To state the obvious — Purdue seems to land any 7-foot-2 or taller big man that can walk and chew gum and the same time — so they’re going to be a threat to land Jacobsen’s services.

But I love this offer for Wisconsin; it makes all the sense in the world. Kai Rogers, Will Garlock, and Daniel Jacobsen are all impressive options that the Badgers have atop their 2025 recruiting board at the center spot.

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