Boudreaux Making the Rounds

Starting to identify targets for the 2015 recruiting class, Wisconsin's basketball coaches did not have to go far to notice the talent of Lake Forest (Ill.) sophomore forward Evan Boudreaux.

MADISON - Wisconsin's basketball team under head coach Bo Ryan has always been a tough and gritty group to play against. Over the years of achievements, that momentum has carried over to the recruiting trail.

Almost finished building a strong 2013 recruiting class and having already set the foundation for 2014, Wisconsin has begun making inquiries into the class of 2015 and with Lake Forest (Ill.) sophomore power forward Evan Boudreaux. Even though the recruiting process is just starting for the young 6-7, 210-pound phenom, the process is already having that hectic feeling with tons of schools banging on his door.

"It has been really busy," Boudreaux told Badger Nation. "A lot of schools are showing interest right now, but I'm enjoying it. Wisconsin, Northwestern, Stanford, Iowa, Michigan State, Michigan, Boston College, Notre Dame, DePaul, Creighton, Butler, Wake Forest and Harvard are all showing me interest currently."

With so many schools recruiting and visiting Boudreaux, Wisconsin could get lost in the shuffle, but he thinks highly of the Badgers.

"I like Wisconsin a lot," Boudreaux said. "I think their coaching staff is excellent and they've done a really good job of building a winning program over the years. They followed me a lot during the spring and summer. They said they really like my game and think I will fit in really well in their system."

One of the reasons the Badgers are shining for Boudreaux is because of the presence of assistant coach Lamont Paris. While Boudreaux hasn't visited the campus yet, it is something that Boudreaux has planned for the upcoming college basketball season.

"My relationship is great with Coach Paris is great," Boudreaux said. "Coach Paris is just a great guy. He is very easy to talk to and really honest with me about everything. Coach Paris told me I'm welcomed any weekend to visit, but it has been tough finding a weekend that works."

Many basketball prospects like to compare themselves to other players, but Boudreaux only knows his game and sees himself as a very versatile type of player. Along with his game, he has a simple goal for the season.

" I'm an inside outside player who can take people down low and out on the wing," he said. "I think I do a good job of taking advantages of mismatches. Rebounding and playing hard at both ends are really big parts of my game too. Last year my high school team won a regional championship and this year our team's goal is to make it to state."

Having already visited Boston College, Iowa and Stanford, Bourdeux will visit Michigan this weekend, Northwestern on October 20 and Michigan State on November 3. Throughout his travels, however, he plans to take note of what's happening in Madison.

"I'm excited to watch Wisconsin this season," he said, "and continue building my relationship with the coaches."

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