Where Wisconsin basketball’s upcoming recruiting classes rank nationally

Wisconsin basketball enters the 2024 offseason needing a jolt.

The Badgers recently fell 72-61 to No. 12-seed James Madison in the first round of the 2024 NCAA Tournament. The loss marked another disappointing early postseason exit for Greg Gard’s program and extended its Sweet Sixteen drought to seven years.

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The focus now turns to 2024-25. The Badgers should return almost all of their talent from this past season, plus are set to welcome in top 2024 point guard recruit Daniel Freitag. The program will also be active in the transfer portal this offseason.

While the loss to James Madison made the 2023-24 season a disappointment, the team will enter 2024-25 with a ton of potential and sky-high expectations.

Related: An early look at the Wisconsin basketball roster entering 2024-25

As the offseason continues and the class of 2024 arrives on campus, here’s a look at where Gard’s classes of 2024 and 2025 currently rank on

  • 2024: Two commits (top-ranked PG Freitag, three-star shooting guard Jack Robinson), No. 57 overall

  • 2025: One commit (three-star SG Zach Kinziger), No. 12 overall

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