Wisconsin Badgers Basketball

A Look to the Future: Wisconsin Badgers Basketball 2010 Recruiting Class

MADISON, WI - FEBRUARY 05: Head coach Bo Ryan of the Wisconsin Badgers watches as his team is introduced before a game against the Illinois Fighting Illini on February 5, 2009 at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wisconsin. Wisconsin defeated Illinois 63-50. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Sam OlesonCorrespondent IMarch 1, 2010

Although the season isn't even over yet, it's never too early to look ahead to next year—especially when two of your team's top players are seniors and will be just a memory in a few weeks.

Wisconsin is in this exact situation and therefore it's a perfect time to take a sneak peek at the Badgers' incoming freshmen.

Although Jordan Taylor and Jon Leuer will be back and will undoubtedly be the core of next year's team, it will be difficult to replace Jason Bohannon and Trevon Hughes—the backbone for Wisconsin's offense for the past two years.

Luckily for Wisconsin, their current verbal commits appear as though they could be stars in the near future.

So let's get to it.

Duje Dukan, Shooting Guard

Although only a one-star recruit, the addition of Duje Dukan is huge for the Badgers.

With the loss of Bohannon and Hughes, the Badgers can use all of the shooting help they can get. Dukan, out of Deerfield, IL, stands at 6'8" and could immediately compete for playing time next year.

Josh Gasser, Point Guard

A three-star recruit out of Port Washington, WI, Josh Gasser may also have the opportunity to play immediately next year. Though Jordan Taylor will be the starting point guard, Gasser could see some time off the bench when Taylor needs a breather.

Although he's slated to play the point, Gasser is a prolific scorer as well, similar to the role Hughes currently plays for Wisconsin.

As a sophomore in high school, Gasser averaged 21 points a game, made 31 three-pointers and shot almost 85 percent from the foul stripe.

Evan Anderson, Center

Undoubtedly Wisconsin's most-significant recruit for 2010, Evan Anderson could be the base for Wisconsin basketball in a couple years.

Standing at 6'11", Anderson, out of Eau Claire, WI, is a four-star recruit rated as the No. 14 center in his class.

Although the return of Jon Leuer and Keaton Nankivil will probably mean that Anderson's playing time is limited next year, he could be a star when he gets his shot.

 

 

 

 

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