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November 13, 2013

Happ inks his name with Badgers





Ethan Happ, who committed to Wisconsin in June of 2012, was the lone scholarship member of the Badgers' 2014 recruiting class announced by head coach Bo Ryan on Wednesday.

"We are thrilled to add Ethan to the Wisconsin basketball family," Ryan said in a release through the university. "In addition to being a skilled player with a versatile game, he is a terrific person off the court as well. His GPA is around 3.75 and he'll fit in well in Madison from both a basketball and academic standpoint."

The 6-foot-7, 175-pound forward from Rockridge, Ill., committed to Wisconsin early in the process over offers from Wisconsin-Green Bay and Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Ryan offered during UW's advanced camp and Happ, who competed for Quad City Elite on the AAU circuit, pledged less then two weeks later.

"On the court, Ethan has been a part of some very successful programs both at the high school and AAU level with the Quad City Elite," Ryan said in the same release. "His versatility and ability to play numerous positions will be a great addition to our roster."

Happ, who could play either forward spot at Wisconsin, averaged 23 points and 10 rebounds as a junior.

"Offensively, can handle the ball, shoot, pass and rebound," Ryan said. "Perhaps the most exciting element is his work ethic and desire to improve. We were really impressed at his willingness to do the work necessary to get better as a player.

"Ethan comes from a great family and Badgers fans should be excited to watch him mature and develop at UW."

Wisconsin is expected to have four scholarships available in the 2015 recruiting class.

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