A tough, hard-nosed prospect in the 2020 class, Rochester (Minn.) Mayo guard Mason Madsen, formerly of Bloomer, Wis. has quickly made a name for himself with a high-IQ brand of basketball, defensive durability, and his ability to run a team. 

Over the summer, Madsen was rewarded with his first scholarship offer from head coach Linc Darner and Green Bay, who have rapidly put together a strong track record with Wisconsin natives. 

“To work so hard for so long and finally realize that you’re not going to have to pay for a school is a huge relief,” Madsen told NY2LA Sports.  “Their coaching staff is new and all are really good guys. They’re going away from positionless basketball. They just put the best players on the floor and compete.”

Michigan, Minnesota, Northern Iowa, Marquette, and Wisconsin have all expressed early interest in Madsen this fall.  On Saturday, Madsen visited the Badgers for their Big Ten football opener.

"It was really fun," Madsen said. "The crowd was crazy, the game was fun, and they won, so that's always good. The city is great. State Street is awesome. The campus is close together, everything is in walking distance. "I just get a good vibe there."

Madsen will visit Marquette this weekend along with his brother, 2020 shooting guard Gabe Madsen, who holds an offer from the Golden Eagles.  The 6-foot-3 sophomore mentioned Northern Iowa as program that’s taken a strong interest in the duo.

“Coach (Kyle) Green from Northern Iowa was talking about how he’d love to have us,” he said. “They’re a great school. I get a good vibe from Coach Green, seems like a great guy. He said coach (Ben) wants to meet us.”

As a freshman, Madsen averaged 17.7 points per game during his freshman season. He helped the Blackhawks compile a 19-5 overall record and a share of the Heart O’North conference title in 2015-16.  While teaming up with Gabe in college would be ‘Plan A’, the Madsen’s aren’t necessarily packaging themselves together at this time.

"We're just letting it happen," said Madsen. "We'd love to go to school together, but we'll see what happens. It's always been a dream though."

Madsen played with the Wisconsin Playground Warriors during the travel season.