October 1, 2014

Dekker named to Wooden Preseason list

Wisconsin sophomore forward Sam Dekker has been named to the Wooden Preseason top 50 list.

Sam Dekker

Sam Dekker

Dekker, who averaged 9.6 points per game and earned honorable-mention All-Big Ten accolades a year ago, is one of 10 Big Ten players on the Preseason Top 50 list, the most of any conference.

Dekker is one of four true freshmen to start a game under Bo Ryan.  As Wisconsin’s 6th man last season, Dekker averaged 9.6 points a game and shot 41.8% from 3-point range during Big Ten play.

Dekker scored 16 points and pulled down 7 rebounds in 32 minutes of action during Wisconsin’s season opening win against St. John’s at Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

The 38th-annual Wooden Award will honor the men’s and women’s winners, and will include the presentation of the Wooden Award All-American Teams and the Legends of Coaching Award.  It will take place the weekend of April 11-12, 2014 at the Los Angeles Athletic Club.