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Wisconsin freshman guard Brevin Pritzl hopeful to be cleared to practice in coming days

Breaking his foot in the offseason, Wisconsin freshman guard Brevin Pritzl is fighting to get back on the court in hopes of possibly contributing to the Badgers in 2015-16.

MADISON – With guards Josh Gasser and Traevon Jackson having graduated, Wisconsin freshman Brevin Pritzl had his sights set on contributing early.

In reality, he should have been watching the sidewalk.

Rolling his ankle and hearing a pop August 1, Pritzl ended breaking his foot – a clean break – when he stumbled on the pavement and needed surgery Aug.7, putting his availability this season in question. He did not participate in the team’s annual Red-White Scrimmage Oct.25 and has been limited to shooting work, unable to be cleared for full-court drills and possessions.

Wisconsin's highest-rated recruit in the class of 2015 (ranked No.61 overall), the former DePere (WI) four-star prospect has an outside chance of playing tomorrow when Wisconsin’s hosts UW-River Falls in its lone exhibition game at the Kohl Center.

Pritzl certainly brings some scoring pop to the roster, finishing as the school’s all-time leading scorer with 1,720 career points. Helping lead his school to 84 wins and four conference championships in his tenure, Pritzl averaged 25.5 points on 47 percent shooting and six rebounds as a senior, earning all-state honors by the Associated Press and the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association.

In the above video, Pritzl talks about his injury, learning from his teammates, joining the Wisconsin program and more.


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