What, you thought Sam Dekker would be too big to do household chores after being selected in the NBA draft? [ MORE: Five ex-Big Ten stars taken in 2015 NBA Draft ] Nope. Three days after the Houston Rockets selected Dekker with the No. 18 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, the former Wisconsin star was mowing his parents’ yard. Dekker’s mom, Carol Dekker, was nice enough to tweet picture proof of it. What a good son! Only question is, how many times will Dekker return home during the NBA season to lend a hand around the house. As expected,
Following his outstanding NCAA Tournament run, Wisconsin junior Sam Dekker has officially declared for the 2015 NBA Draft. [ MORE: With Dekker gone, what’s next for Wisconsin ] This comes as no surprise as Dekker was nothing short of outstanding in this year’s NCAA tourney, averaging more than 19 points and 5.5 rebounds in helping the Badgers top Kentucky and earn a spot in the national title game. Dekker started 81 games in his three years at Wisconsin, finishing 15th in school history with 1,363 points. He became just the eighth player in Wisconsin’s rich basketball history to total 1,000
It was no shock to see the report today that Wisconsin’s Sam Dekker is turning pro. He had to. His stock never will be higher after a breakout NCAA tourney in which he averaged 19.1 points and made 15-of-36 3-pointers in helping the Badgers reach the national championship game. Now what for Wisconsin? Bo Ryan never has finished lower than fourth place in the Big Ten since becoming Wisconsin coach in 2001-02. But he’ll face a roster with some yawning holes next season, putting that remarkable “top four” streak in jeopardy. In addition to losing Dekker, who had a season of
After Wisconsin’s strong run through the NCAA Tournament that fell one win short of a national title, junior forward Sam Dekker announced today that he will forgo his final season of eligibility and enter the 2015 NBA Draft. In a letter posted on Twitter via the Badgers’ basketball account, @BadgerMBB, Dekker said, “These past three years have been the best, most memorable years of my life,” Dekker said. “Growing up in the state and being able to wear Wisconsin across my chest has been a dream come true.” “After lots of thoughts and prayers, I’ve decided that it is in
Aaron Rodgers enjoyed his time with the Wisconsin basketball team during its Final Four run last season. It looks like he's ready to do the same again this year.
Sam Dekker is making sure his name is mentioned when talking about the top dunkers in the Big Ten this season. Holding onto a 27-15 lead over Minnesota midway through the first half, Dekker drove baseline and threw down a thunderous one-handed slam over the outreached arm of Minnesota’s Joey King. “Bringing down the barn, big fella,” said ESPN’s Rece Davis, following the incredible dunk. Dekker finished with 20 points as Wisconsin clinched the Big Ten regular season title outright with a 76-63 victory over Minnesota. With the victory, the Badgers secure the No. 1 seed in next week’s Big
Wisconsin's Sam Dekker topped the 1,000-point mark with a huge putback slam. Check it out in this post!
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Sporting News columnist and BTN contributor Mike DeCourcy posted Sporting News’ 2014 preseason All-Americans on Wednesday. The Big Ten has one first-team honoree. It’s got to be Wisconsin big man Frank Kamsinsky, right? Nope, it’s Michigan State star Branden Dawson. Wisconsin’s Sam Dekker and Nebraska’s Terran Petteway check in on the second team, while Kaminsky, the conference’s preseason player of the year, lands on the third team. The third-team honor for Kaminsky is a bit surprising, if for no other reason than he was named AP preseason All-America on Tuesday. That said, Dekker and Petteway on the second team make