The state of Wisconsin has continued to see basketball elevate on a national level over the past decade or two and with a number of in-state players currently holding high major offers along with lofty national rankings the future over the next few years is bright in the Badger state.  In addition to highly regarded prospects there is some nice depth in the various classes with a few sleepers or late blooming prospects that could open a lot of eyes over the next couple years.  Here’s a look at five talented prospects worth paying close attention to as they have the potential to breakout or take the next step in a nice way this upcoming season…

Note – Listed in alphabetical order

Brayden Dailey – 2021 – 6-5 – SF – Mineral Point 
A plus length wiry face up wing with size, instincts, and a smooth perimeter stroke.  He’s at his best facing up and knocking down the trey ball but he’s really just starting his rise in the state.  A solid up and coming prospect with Division 1 potential, Dailey should take the next step in his development this season and you can expect it to be a strong one with a number of solid scoring performances throughout the year.

Ace Evans – 2019 – 6-1 – G – Martin Luther
An athletic guard with toughness, skill, and instincts, Evans has the ability to score in bunches in a variety of ways.  He can break down opposing guards, dribble penetrate to create, and he can score from every level.  A late blooming prospect who has a solid campaign last season, look for Evans to deliver a strong senior campaign on a team that is very talented and versatile.

Maximus Nelson – 2022 – 6-7 – SF – Appleton North
One of the promising freshman in the state of Wisconsin, look for Nelson to be a huge part of Appleton North in the coming years.  Equipped with instincts, size, length, and an excellent perimeter stroke, Nelson has the ability to score in bunches facing up at multiple levels.  An advanced face up catch and shoot prospect already, Nelson has a high ceiling and you can expect to see some of that potential this season already as a freshman.  

Nolan Rieder – 2021 – 6-8 – F/C – Sussex Hamilton
A strong powerful developing interior prospect, Rieder is a solid 6-8 plus 225 pound talent who is just starting his progression as a prospect.  More advanced at this stage defensively with his post defense and rebounding, Rieder can finish with either hand and he’s shown an ability to face up and knock down the 15 foot jumper as well.  Has really made a solid jump physically the past 6-12 months and it doesn’t look like he’s done growing.  On a team equipped with some excellent perimeter shooting, look for Rieder to be a standout with effort, intangibles, and double double type of performances.  
 
Anthony Washington – 2020 – 6-2 – G – Madison East
A quick athletic guard with the ability to affect the game in a variety of ways, Washington handles the ball well, he can score at multiple levels, and he has solid potential defensively on and off the ball.  Already generating some Division 1 looks, Washington is an excellent athlete who should build off a strong spring and summer campaign this upcoming season.  A legitimate Division 1 prospect, look for Washington to deliver a huge junior year for Madison East this season.