Krabenhoft said UW is picky about signing when the two big recruiting classes come out of the coattails. He said the first thing to a program is always to find a student who fits the culture of the program and then meets the athletic needs of the team.
The Badgers didn’t need a point guard because they have young talent in Chucky Hepburn and Chris Hodges and an experienced ball handler in Needle. He also has a lot of forwards and centres.
“We thought what we probably needed most was a guy who could come in and spread the floor and, you know, fly away from the screen a little bit,” Krabenhoft said.
The class of 2022 is the description of the Aegean committed player Krabenhoft.
Assegian’s coach at Indiana Elite, Mark Adams, said Assegian can be the best shooter in Indiana and one of the top performers in the state.
“He can shoot a high percentage off the volleyball line,” Adams said. “I’ve had a lot of good shooters over the years, and he’s right there with the best. … He can run the line and throw it at anyone. He can handle the ball really well.”
UW can’t comment on Essegian until he officially signs with the team on November 10.