Otsego (MI) senior center Seth Dugan knew that Tuesday was going to be a big day in terms of his college basketball recruitment.
With college coaches being permitted to attend open gym workouts throughout the country, Dugan was expecting Notre Dame, Oregon, Purdue and Western Kentucky to stop by and see if he has high major potential.
“My recruitment is going really good,” Dugan told BadgerNation. “I am getting just a lot of calls, have up to 16 offers and still some Big Ten interest. I am mostly hearing from Michigan and Michigan State. They both are just telling me that they want to come watch a workout in the fall and they like me.”
One school that remains high on Dugan’s list is Wisconsin because of the recent success the program has had. Being recruited by associate head coach Greg Gard, Dugan visited Madison over the summer for the program’s elite camp and talked to the staff during the July evaluation period.
“They have great academics and have been very successful basketball wise under Coach Ryan,” said Dugan. “It would be huge if they offered me because that would be my first Big Ten offer and from such a great school. I would be very interested if they offered.”
Despite becoming the No. 31 ranked center in nation and a three-star recruit by Scout, Dugan hasn’t let his ranking derail him from improving his game.
“I am looking to improve my three point shooting and lateral movement is the two biggest things,” said Dugan. "I am working with a shooting coach and I am going to work with a speed trainer in a few weeks.”
Wisconsin has five available scholarships for the 2015 class and one committed prospect – four-star De Pere (WI) shooting guard Brevin Pritzl.