Wisconsin basketball has been keeping tabs on 2025 in-state guard Zach Kinziger from De Pere for quite some time now, and after an impressive showing during their advanced camp, Greg Gard and his staff decided it was time to pull the trigger — offering him his first Power 5 scholarship.
— Zach Kinziger (@zach_kinziger) June 29, 2023
“I’ve always liked the way they play and grew up cheering for them my whole life,” Kinziger told 247Sports.
The 6-foot-3, 175-pound shooting guard is coming off a sophomore season where he averaged 15 points per game and three assists for the Redbirds. Kinziger holds offers from Cal Poly, Illinois State, Toledo, and UW-Green Bay.
Coach Gard and his assistants have now sent out eight total offers in the 2025 recruiting cycle, five of which have gone to in-state recruits.
Why Zach Kinziger Makes Sense for Wisconsin Basketball
The Wisconsin basketball program has a long-standing tradition of blue-collar sharpshooters holding down the two-guard spot, and Zach Kinziger is cut from the same cloth.
Kinziger is a bit undersized for the position, but he plays the game with all the intangibles you look for at the division one level. The Wisconsin native can score at an efficient clip, shoot it from beyond the arc, and has a high IQ and work ethic coaches love to see.
Defensively, he’s your prototypical Badgers guard — he’s going to get on the floor and do the dirty work when necessary and bring energy until the clock hits zero. It’s no mistake that Kinziger is the first “true two-guard” offered in the 2025 cycle.
Anyone who is a scrappy and willing defender that can also shoot effectively from beyond the arc has the tools to succeed in the Wisconsin basketball program.
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