Recruiting never takes a day off, as Wisconsin basketball appears to be aggressively pursuing the services of 2023 CG, Finley Bizjack. As it stands the only offer currently extended in the 2023 class is to the big man with in-state ties, Gus Yalden. That soon could change, with Finley Bizjack scheduled to make a visit to Madison later this summer.
Finley Bizjack standing at 6-foot-4 and 170 pounds is from Trophy Club, Texas and currently plays AAU for the Southern Assault. So you may find yourself asking, how did Bizjack put himself on the Badgers radar?
Bizjack tells Badger of Honor that former Badgers legend, Devin Harris (who is his father’s best friend) gets the assist for getting him in contact with Wisconsin. Citing the fact he was an All-Big Ten performer and a first-round NBA draft pick as reasons that helped him take notice of the program.
The 2023 Combo-Guard has currently heard from UT Arlington, DePaul, TCU, Stanford, Geroge Washington, Oral Roberts, Texas Tech, Rice, Wisconsin, and Creighton.
Withstanding offers from Stanford, TCU, UT Arlington, DePaul, and (possibly Wisconsin soon?)
Finley’s recruitment will officially open June 15th, per NCAA rules but plans to visit Wisconsin this summer (no official date set). Dean Oliver is currently the lead recruiter for the combo guards services.
It’s easy to see what the Badgers coaching staff likes with Finley Bizjack. He has everything you could want in a wing (play-making ability, great shooter, easy fit in any system). Bizjack is a crafty ball-handler and has a killer mentality when it comes to scoring. Wisconsin may have found a diamond down in Texas and will assuredly work hard to secure his services.
Rumor has it Wisconsin is close to offering the 2023 combo guard, and we all know how careful Wisconsin basketball is in handing out offers. Finley Bizjack would be a great addition to the program and looks like a seamless fit at the university, given the fact he’s also a 4.0 student. Go get em’ Greg!
Q&A with Finley Bizjack
Badger of Honor: What connection do you have with Wisconsin?
Bizjack: Originally I was interested in Wisconsin because my dad’s best friend (Devin Harris) attended there. He is the type of player I aspire to be. Knowing he was all big 10 and a first-round draft pick made me take notice of the school.
Badger of Honor: What level of communication have you had with the Badger coaching staff?
Bizjack: My official recruitment date is June 15 per NCAA so I’ve had careful and limited engagements.
Badger of Honor: Why did you want to visit Wisconsin, and is it a school you’re seriously considering?
Bizjack: Yes it is absolutely one of the top schools I’m considering. Wisconsin’s athletic and academic traditions are very appealing.
Badger of Honor: What schools have you communicated with the most?
Bizjack: there have been several schools that I have spoken to the most… Wisconsin is one of them. I know you’ve seen on Twitter the other schools that have shown the most interest.
Badger of Honor: What position and style of play do you feel would be the best fit for you?
Bizjack: Combo guard. WIDE OPEN!!
Badger of Honor: Who’s game do you feel yours most closely resembles?
Bizjack: Allen Iverson and Tyler Herro or who I attempt to emulate the most.
Badger of Honor: what is your greatest strength, and what part of your game needs the most work?
Bizjack: my greatest strength is how I change speeds. People underestimate my athleticism, then they learn lol . Defense used to be where I needed the most work, but I have spent the last year making myself a threat equally on both ends.
Badger of Honor: What are you looking for in a school?
Bizjack: I want to school for the coaches to believe in men, have confidence in me, have no problem believing that a freshman can make a difference from the start. I want to change things and make a difference as soon as I get there!
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