Former Wisconsin basketball forward to play on Hungary national team

Former Wisconsin Badgers forward Nate Reuvers has earned dual-citizenship with Hungary and will play for its national basketball team, according to his father’s recent post on the social platform X.

Following a successful collegiate tenure in Madison, Reuvers played for Croatia’s Cibona in the AdmiralBet ABA League overseas from 2021-22.

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The former Badger averaged 9.7 points for Cibona before transitioning to an Italian team the next season. He represents Spain’s Valencia Basket in the EuroLeague.

The 6-foot-11 forward has averaged under five points per contest in 22 games played during Valencia Basket’s 2023-24 season.


Reuvers started in 104 of his 124 appearances at UW and quickly became a dependable paint presence for the Badgers. He was a member of two NCAA Tournament teams, his sophomore and senior seasons with Wisconsin.

The Lakeville, Minnesota, native is also the University of Wisconsin’s all-time leader in blocked shots (184) and earned a third-team All-Big Ten selection in 2019-20 after averaging 13.1 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game. His contributions on both sides of the floor helped UW earn a share of that season’s Big Ten regular-season title.

Story originally appeared on Badgers Wire