Wisconsin basketball recruiting: 2021 5-star guard gets a deal from Greg Gard
Recruiting is the lifeblood of any significant college athletics group, but following it closely as a fan can often be tough and can typically be time consuming. We’ll try and condense all the hiring news you can utilize into this bi-weekly (or more frequently because we remain in Uncertain Times and there aren’t actual sports going on) post. It’ll include updates on current devotes, consisting of stats from their high school games, as well as news on players the Badgers are still pursuing. Let’s get down to company!
Standing somewhere in between 6-foot-3 and 6-foot-5 (depending upon the site) and weighing around 165 pounds, Sallis would be the highest rated hire for the Badgers in the 2021 class. He is a 247Composite 5-star combination guard and is ranked as the No. 19 player nationally, No. 2 CG and No. 1 player in Nebraska by the Composite. 247’s standalone rankings have him as a 4-star (97 score) while Rivals has him as a 5-star and the No. 11 gamer in the country.
Sallis is an electric professional athlete who can toss down some beast dunks while also humiliating you off the dribble. He is simply plain enjoyable to view play basketball. He can get to the basket at will and produce a layup for himself or feed an open big for a simple layup due to the fact that the defense surrounded him.
He can finish through contact regardless of having a slight frame and he has the ability to knock down 3s and midrange jumpers. Against a few of these teams in his highlight video it nearly doesn’t appear reasonable that they need to play versus him. He can get to any spot on the court and score from there.
MaxPreps has his stats from last season as 22.2 points per game, 3.8 helps per video game, 4.6 rebounds per game and 1.8 steals per video game. You might remember that in last season’s Nebraska Class A State Championship, present Wisconsin commit, and close buddy of Sallis, Chucky Hepburn and Bellevue West slipped past Sallis and Millard North 64-62.
While Sallis has a hard deal list to beat, the Badgers have actually been hiring him for a while and his close relationship with Hepburn will probably allow Wisconsin to leapfrog some groups that offered him earlier. He has no Crystal Ball forecasts on 247Sports so I ‘d think that he’s still open to speak with brand-new suitors.