The Wisconsin basketball team improved to 2-0 on its foreign trip early Thursday morning with an 87-53 whipping of the Sky City Breakers.
For a second straight game, the revamped Badgers were hot from the outside, hitting 15 of 27 from beyond the arc. They were led by junior Andy Van Vliet, who finished with a team-high 14 points, while sophomore D’Mitrik Trice added 12 and freshmen Kobe King and Nathan Reuvers each put in nine.
Coach Greg Gard overhauled nearly his entire starting lineup for the second game of the five-game tour, going with freshman Brad Davison and sophomore Brevin Pritzl at guard, while redshirt freshman Aleem Ford joined Van Vliet and Charlie Thomas in the front court.
Wisconsin will now head to Australia for the final three games of the trip.
By Jake Zimmermann
May 18, 2016 7:18 p.m.
MADISON, Wisconsin | The Minnesota to Wisconsin pipeline continues for the Badger men’s basketball team. According to multiple reports, Minnesota high school star Nathan Reuvers has given a verbal commitment to play at Wisconsin. Reuvers joins former Badgers Mike Bruesewitz, Jordan Taylor and Jon Leuer as frontcourt players from Minnesota who decided to go to Wisconsin.
Reuvers stands 6’9″, 210 pounds. He led Lakeville North high school to the Minnesota Class 4A championship game. After averaging 6.5 points as a sophomore, Reuvers improved his production to 20 points and 8 rebounds per game as a junior. Badger coach Greg Gard reportedly made two trips to visit Reuvers. The Badgers’ commitment to the Minnesota native eventually paid off.
Nathan Reuvers joins Wisconsin native Kobe King in the class of 2017. According to 247sports.com, Wisconsin’s recruiting class now ranks 13th in the country and 4th in the Big Ten.