Ernst Recaps Wisconsin Camp

One of the many high school athletes invited to Wisconsin's basketball elite camp over the weekend, Clinton (IA) sophomore power forward Brady Ernst hopes he made an impact with the Badgers coaches.

Holding its annual elite basketball camp this past weekend, the Wisconsin basketball program, according to one insider, had one of the best collections of young talent competing since Bo Ryan came to campus in 2001.

Clinton (IA) sophomore power forward Brady Ernst came in wanting the Badger staff to remember him and felt he accomplished what he wanted to do.

"The camp went very well for me," Ernst told Badger Nation. "I have been to a few camps, so I knew what was going to happen and learned just a few new drills to work on when I get home. I got to play against some good competition and see the campus a little bit. I got to talk assistant coaches Gary Close for a little and he just told me good job and how he hopes to see me in July in some AAU tournaments."

The 6-8, 200-pound Ernst has been receiving mail from Penn State, Stanford and Wisconsin, but made the trek up to Madison for the first time to get the experience of the campus and the Kohl Center.

"This was my first time up to the university," Ernst said. "I liked the whole place a lot. It was really nice. The Kohl Center is a beautiful place and a great place to play. I am excited to watch them play this year and hope to make it up to a few games.

"I think I would fit in with Wisconsin's offense. I can play very physical and can bang down low. That is what they are with a lot of defense and a slow pace."

Ernst will be in full swing once July hits as he travels on the AAU circuit. This summer will be a stepping stone to building on his game and looks forward to the challenge.

"You will see a lot of energy from me," said Ernst. "(I'm) a big man (who) can stretch the floor with the 3-point shot along with bring down rebounds. I am still working on attacking the basket and my ball handling along with getting stronger."

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