A Relaxing Wisconsin Weekend

Getting a chance to spend Saturday outdoors and Sunday inside the gym and around the Wisconsin program, Plainfield East (IL) junior shooting guard Aaron Jordan enjoyed his unofficial visit to Madison.

MADISON - Set to visit Wisconsin on Sunday with some high-ranked recruits, Plainfield East (IL) junior shooting guard Aaron Jordan and his dad decided they needed some added time to discuss his second trip to UW's campus, and first since he picked up his Badgers offer in June.

So with a near perfect forecast, the duo hit the lakes.

"It's something my dad and I enjoy doing together and there's some great lakes in Madison so we decided to take advantage of it," Jordan told Badger Nation. "While we were fishing we just talked about what we were hoping to get out of the visit from Wisconsin."

With a long list of things Jordan and his dad were hoping to see or questions to get answered, the 6-4 guard got everything he was hoping for out of his visit.

"It was a great visit; I had a lot of fun," Jordan said. "I got to bring the whole family to see the Kohl Center and got to see the campus. Like I said it was a lot of fun."

Jordan and his family got a tour of the Kohl Center on Saturday night before a busy day for their visit on Sunday.

"I got a tour of the Kohl Center with my dad, my mom and my sister," Jordan said. "My mom and sister haven't seen the Kohl and they enjoyed it. I also got to watch the Badgers practice today (and) that was cool. I also talked to coach Bo Ryan during the visit.

"When I talked with coach Ryan we talked about how he's been coaching basketball for so long, how he's a teacher of the game and how well I would fit in at Wisconsin."

Besides speaking with Ryan, Jordan talked extensively with associate head coach Greg Gard and assistant Gary Close.

"I like both of them they both seem really nice," Jordan said. "We talked more about the campus, how great the academics are there and how they can benefit me after I get done with playing basketball."

In addition to his family coming along on the visit, Jordan watched practice with Milwaukee Hamilton five-star senior forward Kevon Looney, Chicago St. Rita five-star junior guard Charles Matthews and Whitefish Bay (WI) Dominican five star junior center Diamond Stone.

"I really didn't talk to them much but we would make comments about the practice every once in a while," Jordan said. "It seemed like they were enjoying themselves."

Jordan - rated as a three-star shooting guard by Fox Sports Next - currently holds offers from Butler, Creighton, Illinois, Illinois State, San Jose State and Valparaiso. He is also hearing from Northwestern, Purdue, West Virginia and Iowa. Jordan is planning on trimming his list toward the end of his junior year and while he is claiming no favorites, it was easy for him to pick out his favorite part of his visit.

"Watching the Badgers practice was easily my favorite part," Jordan said. "I enjoy watching teams practice to see how they might play in a game. Even though it's not a game you still get an idea of how they play. While watching practice I was able to see myself out there on the court practicing at times." Jordan has set up visits to Illinois later in August and San Jose State in September. He also hopes to get back to Madison for a game this coming year.

"I got to see how the Badgers practice and it would be fun to see the Badgers play in a live game," Jordan said. "Just to see a game day atmosphere and how they play in a game would be fun."

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