Wisconsin Basketball 2015 Preview: Forwards

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Dec 10, 2014; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Wisconsin Badgers head coach Bo Ryan talks to guard Riley Dearring (35) in the second half during the game against the UW-Milwaukee Panthers at U.S. Cellular Arena. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Frontcourt Backups

Kahlil Iverson: 6-5, 205-pound freshman from Delaware, Ohio

Iverson will likely see time at both shooting guard and small forward, as his explosiveness on offense will make Bo Ryan find a place for him on the court.

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Riley Dearring: 6-5, 181-pound redshirt sophomore from Minnetonka, Minnesota

Dearring, like Iverson, doesn’t really fit into a traditional guard or forward position, and will be used in both. His length is an asset on defense, and the Badgers will move him around accordingly.

Alex Illikainen: 6-9, 220 pound freshman from Grand Rapids, Michigan

Illikainen is a highly-touted freshman who will likely see the court plenty this year. He had 12 points and 7 rebounds in the badgers exhibition game against UW-River Falls, and looks to be a nice addition to the freshman class.

Charlie Thomas: 6-8, 253-pound freshman from Highland, Maryland

Another exciting freshman, Thomas also showed strong in the exhibition against River Falls, equaling Illikainen’s 12 points and 7 rebounds. He’ll be a strong presence in the post for the Badgers.

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Andy van Vliet: 6-11, 203-pound freshman from Antwerp, Belgium

Van Vliet is currently ineligible to take the court under NCAA rules. The Badgers are appealing that decision, but until that mess is cleared up, he will not play. Van Vliet would represent Wisconsin’s tallest player should he be eligible, and the Badgers could use his size.

Aaron Moesch: 6-8, 211-pound redshirt sophomore from Green Bay, Wisconsin

The infamous Moeschstache returns for another year. He played just 28 minutes for the Badgers last season.

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