Mike Bruesewitz Commits to Wisconsin

Mike Bruesewitz, a 6-foot-7 junior forward from Mendota Heights (MN) Henry Sibley, has committed to Wisconsin. The Badgers currently have former Minnesotan Jon Leuer on their roster and signed Jared Berggren and Jordan Taylor in the early signing period. He is the second Minnesotan to commit to a major college, joining Trent Lockett of Hopkins, who verballed to Arizona State.

Mike Bruesewitz recently picked up offers from Iowa, Wisconsin and Washington State and previously has had serious interest from from North Dakota State, Montana, Northern Iowa and Valparaiso.

Bruesewitz scored 20 points Tuesday night to lead the Warriors to a 95-75 conference win over Hill Murray as Minnesota assistant coaches Vince Taylor and Saul Smith watched. Minnesota liked Bruesewitz, but had not extended him an offer as they are hoping to land the top two Minnesotans, Royce White and Rodney Williams.

Bruesewitz is averaging 15.4 points per game for the Warriors, who have won 14 straight games and are off to a 18-4 start. Three of their losses this season were to then-ranked #1 Minnetonka, #2 Hopkins and #3 Osseo.

Bruesewitz averaged 11.0 points per game as he led Litchfield to an 11-15 mark last season. He scored in double figures in 18 of 26 games last year with a season-high 18 points scored against Milaca.

Bruesewitz is playing at Henry Sibley this season after his father, a wildlife biologist, job called for him to move closer to the Twin Cities.

His older brother, Robert, lettered three years as an offensive tackle in football, three years as a center in basketball and two years as a thrower in track and field at Litchfield. Robert averaged 15 points and 10 rebounds per game in basketball and led teams to two state titles. Robert is a senior offensive tackle at Princeton.

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