Wisconsin Basketball: Three Badgers Earn 247Sports Preseason Honors

247Sports released their All-Big Ten Preseason teams, and there are three Wisconsin basketball players included.

Without Big Ten football this fall, many Badger fans are looking forward to Wisconsin basketball. The Big Ten is poised to be one of the most competitive and talented conferences in the NCAA. In preparation for the basketball season, 247Sports released their All-Big Ten Preseason teams. Of the 15 players who earned the honors, three are Badgers.

Nate Reuvers – Third Team

Nate Reuvers will be entering his senior year with the Badgers. The first of the Badger twin towers had his first full season being the main post presence after Ethan Happ graduated. He earned third-team all-honors last season, playing and starting in all 31 games the Badgers played in. He averaged 13.1 points per game, up from 7.9 the year before.

Although he may not have been the Badgers’ biggest offensive threat, he was a force on defense. He averaged almost two blocks per game, finishing sixth in that category in the Big Ten. In his final year in Madison, Reuvers will be a part of a big two-headed monster that will hopefully lead the Badgers deep into the NCAA tournament.

Micah Potter – Third Team

Micah Potter was finally eligible to play after sitting out for the Badgers for more than a year. When he became eligible, he was immediately an impact player. In the 21 games he played for the Badgers, they had a 15-6 record. Without Potter, Wisconsin would not have won the Big Ten last season. He came up in big in clutch situations. He averaged 10.1 points per game and shot 45 percent from three-point range.

Potter is the other part of the two-headed monster with Reuvers. Whether he starts or comes off the bench, the Badgers will be counting on him to lead this veteran team to a repeat performance of last year.

D’Mitrik Trice – Second Team

The floor general for this Wisconsin basketball team is also a part of the seven seniors the Badgers currently have in their program. He has been as dependable as it gets for the Badgers during his time in Madison. When there is a last-second shot that needs taking, D’Mitrik Trice is taking it.

Last season, he started all 31 games and averaged 9.8 points per game, 4.2 assists, and 4.0 rebounds per game. While the Badgers’ scoring is spread pretty evenly, I would look for Trice to take a bigger role and become their top scorer this upcoming season.