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Wisconsin Basketball Recruiting Target Daniel Freitag Schedules Official Visit



Wisconsin basketball recruiting target Daniel Freitag
Daniel Freitag, left, checks out Wisconsin's football practice Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium. Freitag has scholarship offers from Wisconsin in both basketball and football.

Madison, Wis. — Greg Gard and the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball program will have one of their most coveted 2024 recruiting targets on campus in June. Four-star point guard Daniel Freitag announced on social media that he would be taking an official visit to Madison, specifically for basketball, from June 14-16. 

Per the industry-generated 247Sports Composite rankings, Freitag is the No. 71 overall prospect in the 2024 recruiting class and the No. 9 PG in the country. 

“The Wisconsin staff has been great to me; Coach Gard and I are very close,” Freitag previously told BadgerNotes. “I am also very close to Coach Krabbenhoft and the other UW assistants.”

The Skinny 

Wisconsin basketball was the first Power 5 program to offer Daniel Freitag a scholarship after their advanced camp in June 2021 and has been in heavy pursuit ever since. 

Since then, the Minnesota native, who will play for Southern California Academy next season, has picked up offers from Baylor, Cal, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Notre Dame, and Virginia.

“Wisconsin was my very first offer, which I do not take lightly,” Freitag told BadgerNotes. “They’ve also shown seriousness in how much they want me by not offering any other point guards.”

Wisconsin Basketball Wants Daniel Freitag…Badly

The proverbial keys to the car would be there waiting if Greg Gard could find a way to close down Daniel Freitag’s recruitment early and bring him aboard the Wisconsin basketball family. 

Current starting point guard Chucky Hepburn would be a senior when he arrives on campus, making him a potential dream successor as the lead guard to the Nebraska native. 

The 6-foot-2 Howard Pulley standout has everything you could want from a point guard. He has good size, physicality, well-above-average athleticism, playmaking ability, and toughness. Freitag can also slash, play above the rim, and shoot from beyond the arc. 

In short, he’s the total package. And it’s no secret how badly coach Gard and his staff want him, considering they’ve barely even kicked the tires on any plan B options. 

As it stands, Wisconsin basketball has one verbal commitment in the 2024 recruiting class from three-star forward Jack Robison from Lakeville North High School in Minnesota. According to 247Sports, he’s the No. 144 overall player in the 2024 cycle and the No. 33 SF in the country.

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