Racing out of the Kohl Center following practice with a couple of duffle bags, it was evident that Wisconsin head coach Greg Gard had somewhere he needed to go.
Lakeville (MN) North 2017 power forward Nathan Reuvers found out where in his state playoff game.
After leading his team to a 60-58 victory over Rochester John Marshall in the Class 4A sectional final, earning the program a trip to state for the fifth straight year, the 6-10 Reuvers earned his 15th scholarship offer from Wisconsin.
“The head coach came up and I played great,” Reuvers told BadgerNation. “It really means a lot coming from Wisconsin. It’s a great program. It’s definitely something to think about going there.”
Going against Minnesota commit Michael Hurt and his younger brother, 2019 power forward Matthew Hurt, Reuvers scored a game-high 21 points by attacking the post, getting to the free throw line and hitting 3-pointers.
“I was basically all over the court,” said Reuvers.
On Wisconsin’s radar since last season, Reuvers had been recently visited by assistant coach Lamont Paris, who Reuvers said accompanied Gard on the trip, and the junior came down for a campus visit/football game last fall.
“I was genuinely surprised when I stepped into the Kohl Center,” said Reuvers. “It’s a huge place. It would definitely be cool playing in front of 17,000 every night. I really love their facilities, too, and I know it’s a big school, which is something I really care about.”
Although Wisconsin is his first power five conference offer, Reuvers has scholarships from Air Force, Boston, Creighton, Cornell, DePaul, Duquesne, Green Bay, North Dakota, Penn, San Diego, South Dakota State, UC-Santa Clara, UNC-Greensboro and Yale.
“I’m going to see what (offers) come in by the end of the season and after the first live period (in April) maybe I’m ready to commit,” said Reuvers. “It’s a tough decision to make because it’s going to affect me the rest of my life.”
Between now and then, Reuvers hopes to improve upon his 190-pound frame
“I really haven’t filled out yet,” said Reuvers. “That will be something big for me and help me in college. That’s the one thing holding me back right now.”