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UW's Class of 2011 knows how to win

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It's March Madness time in the college world, but it's also the start of championship season in high school hoops. With that in mind, let's check in on Wisconsin's Class of 2011.

The Badgers will welcome four freshman to campus this summer: Traevon Jackson, Frank Kaminsky, George Marshall and Jared Uthoff.

The common denominator on these four... winners. The combined record of the four schools? 86-9, winning 90.5 percent of their games.

TRAEVON JACKSON (6-2, 200, Guard, Westerville High School, Westerville, Ohio)
After starting the season 19-0, Jackson's Westerville team closed the regular season with its only loss of the year, a 66-64 bump to Oletangy Liberty. The team rebounded by opening the playoffs with 46 and 65-point wins over Lancaster and Watkins Memorial, respectively. Jackson has been consistent, averaging 18 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 3.5 steals per game.

FRANK KAMINSKY (6-10, 225, Forward, Benet Academy, Lisle, Ill.)
Kaminsky has elevated Benet Academy to a No. 6 national ranking in the USA Today Super 25. Kaminsky's squad enters the postseason with a record of 27-0 and riding the momentum of a 58-54 win over previously No. 1 Chicago Simeon. Kaminsky tallied 19 points, 10 rebounds, 5 blocks and 4 assists in that 1 vs. 2 bout.

(6-0, 170, Guard, Chicago Brooks College Prep, Chicago, Ill.)
Marshall missed six weeks with a broken hand, but returned in early February helping Chicago Brooks (23-3) win the Chicago Public League Championship.

Marshall led Brooks with 22 points and five 3-pointers in a win over Chicago Bogan then hit the game-winning jumper with 0:04 left to knock off Chicago Farragut in the semifinals three nights later. As an encore, Marshall tallied a game-high 23 points in a championship game win over Whitney Young.

(6-8, 195, Forward, Jefferson High School, Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
Uthoff's team may not have the most impressive record of the four, but his individual numbers are probably the best. A 1,000-point scorer for Jefferson, Uthoff has been over 20 points in 12 consecutive games. Since mid-January, Uthoff has averaged 25 points and 11 rebounds per game.

As a team, Jefferson (17-5) is moving its way through the Iowa Class 4A bracket and faces No. 2 Des Moines Hoover on March 9.

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