Tyler Wahl Signs With Wisconsin Basketball

Tyler Wahl Signs With Wisconsin Basketball

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Tyler Wahl Signs With Wisconsin Basketball

MADISON, Wis. — Lakeville (MN) North forward Tyler Wahl officially signed his national letter of intent to attend the University of Wisconsin and play basketball for the Badgers beginning in the fall of 2019,

Wisconsin men’s basketball coach Greg Gard announced Wednesday on the first day of the early signing period.

“We are very excited to add Tyler to our program,” Gard said in a statement. “His commitment and work ethic in the classroom and on the court are exactly what we look for in a Wisconsin student-athlete.

“Tyler’s ability to play and guard multiple positions is extremely valuable with the way the game has evolved. Fans will enjoy the energy and passion with which he plays. He comes from a winning high school program and knows what it takes to compete for championships. Tyler has a skill set matched with great athleticism that has us excited to work with him, and to help him reach his potential as a Badger.”

Rated a three-star prospect by the 247sports composite and the No.45 small forward in the country, Wahl committed to Wisconsin in June following an unofficial visit, turning down offers from Baylor, Butler, Iowa, Minnesota and Northwestern.

“I’m excited to sign with Wisconsin, a school I chose for many reasons,” Wahl said. “I feel that the Badgers value the way I play basketball and it’s a great fit. Another key reason why I picked Wisconsin is because of the strong relationships the players and the coaches have together.”

The Badgers became the first high-major program to offer him a scholarship in April 2018. The scholarship came following a junior season in which Wahl averaged 17.5 points, 12.0 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 2.9 blocks per game.

Playing at the same high school as current sophomore Nathan Reuvers, Wahl helped lead the Panthers to a 27-4 overall record and a berth in the Class AAAA state tournament semifinals, earning second-team all-state honors from the Associated Press.

“I think that Tyler would fit pretty well in just about anyone’s system,” high school coach John Oxton told Rivals in June. “But at Wisconsin, they value kids like Tyler who have a very high motor and are very skilled players. What sets Tyler apart from other kids in his versatility. At 6-foot-7, he can run the offense at point, he can play the wing, he can score in the post, he can defend and he can rebound.

“He just does everything very well and I think his competitive attitude and his winning mentality is pretty special. They are getting a super well-rounded, competitive kid who is going to be a really good player for them.”

Recruited by assistant coach Joe Krabbenhoft, Wahl is the fifth commit the Badgers have signed from Minnesota in the last three recruiting cycles – Joe Hedstrom in 2018, Brad Davison, Reuvers and Walt McGrory in 2017.

Wahl is expected to be the only player the Badgers sign during the early signing period, which extends until Nov.21.

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