Wisconsin Commit Has Big Year

Sam Dekker, a talented 2012 wing prospect, is putting up huge numbers thus far this season. Scout.com caught up with him to talk about his successful year.

Sam Dekker is having a terrific junior season for Lutheran (Wisc.) Sheboygan.

"We are 12-4 right now," Dekker told Scout.com.com. "We just hit another rough patch and we didn't play too well. We are playing well though. We lost in double overtime the other night. Hopefully we are going to make a run and go deep in the playoffs."

Through 16 games, Dekker, a 6-foot-7, 190-pound wing, has scored 480 points, which averages out to 30 points per outing.

"I think I've been playing pretty well," Dekker said. "I've been real hard on my self sometimes, but I'm realizing that I can't do everything. I'm shooting the ball well. I went through a patch earlier in the season where I didn't shoot it well."

"I'm getting to the line a lot and attacking the hoop," he added. "When there is a big guy on me I take them out and shoot it. If they put a small guy on me I take them inside and post them. I'm using my length on defense too."

Dekker, a three-star prospect, said his biggest strength is his ability to create match up problems.

"Being 6'7 you don't always find a guy that can be a point guard and handle the ball," Dekker said. "I'm really comfortable in the open court and I can use my athleticism and get to the hoop. I just use match up problems all over court."

On June 15th, the first day college coaches could call 2012 prospects, Dekker opted to give Bo Ryan and the Wisconsin Badgers a verbal commitment.

"It's pretty exciting, but I can't say that much because I wasn't in it that long," he said of his recruitment. "I'm excited to have it out of the way so I don't have to prove to all these schools what I can do. Wisconsin saw what I could do and I committed there."

"What could be better for me?," he said. "[They are] a successful program and a team that I followed my whole life. They have great fans there. It's a Big Ten school and a major program."

Dekker and Sheboygan are back in action on Thursday against Kohler.

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