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60 ex-Wisconsin boys' basketball players now competing at NCAA Division II level

10/08/2019, 3:15pm CDT
By Mark Miller

NCAA Division II programs in the Midwest and beyond have taken a liking to the boys' basketball talent in the state of Wisconsin.

No less than 60 former high school basketball standouts from Wisconsin are currently listed on the rosters of Division II programs across the United States.

The most prevalent among all NCAA Division II conferences in recruiting the Badger State is the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, which includes many programs from Minnesota.

A total of 30 players from the state are listed on Northern Sun rosters, including a league-best eight at Minnesota-Duluth.

The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Conference is next in line with 15 thanks to the recruiting efforts of Michigan Tech (six players), Northern Michigan (five players) and UW-Parkside (four players).

With Parkside the lone NCAA Division II program in the state, look for the trend of out-of-state coaches offering scholarships to Wisconsin kids to continue in the future.

In fact, four players from the 2020 class already have committed to Division II programs -- Malik Abdul-Wahid of Brookfield Central to Winona State, Nick Brown of Elkhorn to Parkside, Jake Buchanan of Kimberly to Rockhurst and Isaac Soumis of Thorp to Southwest Minnesota State.

Following is a list of high school players from Wisconsin currently playing at the Division II level. If you know of more, please email me at wbnews@yahoo.com and I will those players to the list.

Great Lakes Intercollegiate

SCHOOL NAME HT YEAR HIGH SCHOOL
Michigan Tech Isaac Appleby 6'2" Jr. Eau Claire Memorial
Michigan Tech Eric Carl 6'5" R-Frosh. Kaukauna
Michigan Tech Kyle Clow 6'5" Soph. Germantown
Michigan Tech Kyle Monroe 6'5" Sr. Ashwaubenon
Michigan Tech Tyler Robarge 6'8" Frosh. Chippewa Falls
Michigan Tech Owen White 6'6" Soph. Rhinelander
Northern Michigan Alec Fruin 6'4" Jr. Beloit Turner
Northern Michigan Justin Kuehl 6'4" Frosh. Hustisford
Northern Michigan Xzavier Jones 6'5" Frosh. Martin Luther
Northern Michigan A.J. Makinen 6'0" Frosh. Muskego
Northern Michigan Noah Parcher 6'1" Frosh. La Crosse Central
Parkside Brendan Hau 6'8" R-Soph. Mukwonago
Parkside Riley Keckeisen 6'1" Jr. Kenosha Tremper
Parkside Jonah Matulle 6'4" R-Jr. Neenah
Parkside Sam Wilke 6'3" R-Frosh. Beaver Dam

Great Lakes Valley

SCHOOL NAME HT YEAR HIGH SCHOOL
Illinois Springfield Kaj Days 6'7" Sr. Racine Park
Lewis Vlado Zrnic 6'7" Frosh. Greendale
Missouri-St. Louis Shane Wissink 6'0" Jr. Oshkosh North
Rockhurst Rich Byhre 6'8" Frosh. Catholic Memorial

Great Midwest

SCHOOL NAME HT YEAR HIGH SCHOOL
Cedarville Seth Dittmer 6'9" Jr. Homeschool
Hillsdale Jack Gohlke 6'3" R-Frosh. Pewaukee
Hillsdale Patrick Cartier 6'8" R-Frosh. Brookfield East
Hillsdale Davis Larson 6'5" Jr. Sheboygan North
Hillsdale Cole Nau 6'2" Frosh. Brookfield Central
Hillsdale Jacob Ngobi 5'11" Soph. Janesville Craig

Mountain East

SCHOOL NAME HT YEAR HIGH SCHOOL
Wheeling Jesuit Jay Gentry 6'1" Soph. Brown Deer

Northeast 10

SCHOOL NAME HT YEAR HIGH SCHOOL
Southern Connecticut State Taurus Adams 6'7" Sr. Brown Deer

Northern Sun

SCHOOL NAME HT YEAR HIGH SCHOOL
Bemidji State Zach Baumgartner 6'8" Jr. Kewaunee
Bemidji State Logan Bader 6'7" Sr. Unity
Bemidji State Nick Wagner 6'4" Jr. Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau
Concordia-St. Paul Jacob Everson 6'2" Frosh. Menasha
Concordia-St. Paul Kenny Holz 6'2" Soph. Iola-Scandinavia
Concordia-St. Paul Max Keefe 6'7" Sr. Germantown
Concordia-St. Paul Perion Little 6'4" Sr. Kenosha Indian Trail
Concordia-St. Paul George Scharlau 6'5" Frosh. Colfax
Mary Evan Anderson 6'0" Sr. Kenosha Bradford
Minnesota-Crookston Harrison Cleary 6'1" Sr. Oak Creek
Minnesota-Crookston Chase Johnson 6'8" R-Jr. La Crosse Logan
Minnesota-Crookston Reed Miller 6'6" Frosh. Kimberly
Minnesota-Crookston Quintin Winterfeldt 6'4" Frosh. Waupun
Minnesota-Duluth Drew Blair 6'5" R-Frosh. Stevens Point
Minnesota-Duluth Trevor Entwisle 5'11" Sr. Neenah
Minnesota-Duluth Brandon Myer 6'8" Sr. Superior
Minnesota-Duluth Hunter Plamann 6'1" Soph. Appleton Xavier
Minnesota-Duluth Logan Rohrscheib 6'2" Sr. Eau Claire Regis
Minnesota-Duluth Adam Smith 6'2" Soph. Kaukauna
Minnesota-Duluth Mason Steffen 6'3" Soph. Waunakee
Minnesota-Duluth Cody Tomlinson 6'2" Sr. Washburn
Minnesota State-Mankato Quincy Anderson 6'3" Soph. Oshkosh North
Southwest Minnesota State Logan Benson 6'5" Frosh. Ellsworth
Upper Iowa Travis Goede 6'1" R-Soph. Sparta
Upper Iowa Jacob Hablewitz 5'11" Frosh. Neenah
Upper Iowa Quinn Killerlain 5'10" Frosh. Marshall
Winona State Nick Klug 6'1" Soph. Burlington
Winona State Alec Rosner 6'2" Soph. Kimberly
Winona State Kevion Taylor 6'5" Jr. Whitnall
Winona State Caleb Wagner 6'1" Sr. Muskego

Sunshine State

SCHOOL NAME HT YEAR HIGH SCHOOL
Flagler Nathaniel Buss 5'11" Jr. Verona
Palm Beach Atlantic Thomas Datka 6'0" Frosh. Milwaukee Lutheran
St. Leo Luke Haasl 6'10" Frosh. Oshkosh West

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