Wisconsin men’s basketball coach Bo Ryan announced today that Andy Van Vliet has signed a national letter of intent to attend Wisconsin and play basketball for the Badgers this season.
Van Vliet joins a Wisconsin 2015 class that already includes Alex Illikainen (Grand Rapids, Minnesota), Khalil Iverson (Delaware, Ohio), Brevin Pritzl (De Pere, Wisconsin) and Charlie Thomas (Clarksville, Maryland).
Van Vliet is a 6’11 forward from Brasschaat, Belgium. The 19-year-old left-hander has both length and shooting range. He has played as an amateur for the Antwerp Giants on its “B” team in 2014-15 and regularly scrimmaged against and played with the team’s “A” roster. The Antwerp Giants “A” team features former All-American and Iowa State Cyclone DeAndre Kane and former Arizona Wildcat Kyle Fogg.
Van Vliet also competes on the Belgian youth national team, competing in the European Championship on the nation’s U16, U18 and most recently the U20 team this month.