On Wednesday morning, the three members of the Wisconsin men’s basketball class of 2017 officially signed during the early signing period.
Brad Davison, Kobe King and Nathan Reuvers fill out the Badgers’ class, which is the best recruiting class in program history, according to multiple websites.
Greg Gard gave his assessment of each player via UW Athletics this morning.
“All three of these student-athletes have a skill set, mindset and toughness about them that embodies what we are about as a basketball program,” Gard said. “But more importantly, they each have the characteristics as human beings that we hold in the highest regard. We are very excited about adding each of them to our program and to our community.”
G Brad Davison
6’3″, 190 lbs
Osseo, MN (Maple Grove High School)
Gard’s assessment: “Brad brings a tremendous toughness and competitive spirit to both ends of the floor. He has the ability to play both the point guard as well as the off guard position. His experiences as a high school quarterback will serve him well as he makes the transition to a collegiate basketball player. He has been a leader at Maple Grove in the classroom, on the court, on the field and in the community.”
G Kobe King
6’4″, 175 lbs
La Crosse, WI (Central High School)
Gard’s assessment: “Kobe committed to Wisconsin very early in the process, and because of his loyalty to this university and his excitement to be a Badger, he never wavered from that commitment. He has really developed into a player that can score at three levels: attacking the basket, mid-range jump shots and from behind the 3-point arc. In addition, his athleticism should allow him to develop into a very good defender. Kobe has done an outstanding job at setting an example for others in the classroom as well.”
F Nathan Reuvers
6’10”, 220 lbs
Lakeville, MN (North High School)
Gard’s assessment: “Nate’s commitment to academic excellence is extremely impressive, even on a national level. On the court, he has a tremendously diverse skill set that should ultimately allow him to be effective from the post, off the dribble and from the perimeter as a shooter as well. We are thrilled to add Nate and his family to the Badger Basketball Program.”