A former Wisconsin Mr. Basketball in high school, Keaton Nankivil started every game of his junior and senior seasons, appearing in 117 career games with 87 total starts. The power forward tallied 32 career double-digit scoring games, including a career-high 25 points at Purdue (7-of-8 3-pointers) on Jan. 28, 2010. One of the best-shooting big men in UW history, Nankivil connected on 42.0 percent of his 3-point field goal attempts over his career. Nankivil also set the Wisconsin basketball record for forwards in the squat (430 pounds).
In 2010, Nankivil scored a career-high 25 points at Purdue, tying a UW record with seven 3-pointers.
Honors 2011 honorable mention All-Big Ten (consensus) ... 2010 and 2011 Academic All-Big Ten selection
Record Book Tied UW single-game record with seven 3-pointers (7-of-8 shooting) at Purdue (1/28/10) and also posted the second-highest single-game 3-point percentage in school history by going 7-of-8 (.875) ... his 42.0-percent career mark from 3-point range ranks 6th in UW history ... had 42 blocked shots in 2010-11, equaling the sixth-highest single-season mark in UW history
2010-11 Season Scored in double figures in 14 of 18 Big Ten games, averaging 12.1 points during conference play ... finished 2nd in Big Ten in 3-point shooting at 45.7% (59-of-129), ranked 3rd in conference play at .478 (44-of-92) ... shot .496 from the field, good enough for 10th in the Big Ten -- also shot 83.8% at free throw line ... second on UW with 4.2 rebounds per game and leads team with 62 on the offensive end ... ranked 8th in the Big Ten with 1.24 blocks per game ... scored 16 points on 6-for-11 shooting in win at Indiana (3/3) ... tallied 13 points (3-of-7 from 3-point range) with 6 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 block at Michigan (2/23) ... scored season-high 22 points on 8-for-9 shooting (5-for-5 from 3-point range) in win over Penn State (2/20) ... scored 15 points on 6-for-9 shooting and added 4 rebounds vs. Northwestern (2/27) ... went 3-for-3 from 3-point range to finish with 11 points in win over Michigan State (2/6) ... scored 16 points (on 7-for-10 shooting) to go with 5 rebounds at Northwestern (1/23) ... tallied 14 points (3 treys), 7 rebounds, 2 assists and 3 blocks vs. Illinois (1/15) ... drained 5-of-6 from 3-point range, finishing with 17 points, 4 boards, 3 blocks and 3 steals at Michigan St. (1/11) ... one rebound short of 1st career double-double against Milwaukee (12/8), tallying 10 points, 9 rebounds, 3 blocks and 2 steals ... also held Milwaukee's leading scorer, Anthony Hill, to 0-for-8 shooting ... had career-high 5 blocks to go with 9 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals vs. Notre Dame (11/28) ... scored 17 points (7-of-8 shooting) vs. North Dakota (11/16) with 2 boards, 1 assist, 1 steal and 1 block
2009-10 Season Started all 33 games ... raised averages from 2.9 ppg and 1.8 rpg in 2008-09 to 8.1 ppg and 4.7 rpg in 2009-10 ... scored in double figures 9 times ... second on UW with 4.7 rebounds, led team with 68 offensive boards (2.1 offensive rpg) ... averaged 4.5 points and 4.5 rebounds in first 4 Big Ten games before Jon Leuer's injury; averaged 11.9 points and 6.0 boards over the 9 games without Leuer in the lineup ... shot .520 from the field during conference play, good enough for 6th in the Big Ten ... ranked 7th in Big Ten with 0.9 blocks per game ... also 7th in the Big Ten with 2.1 offensive rebounds per game ... scored 14 points (6-of-7 shooting) and tied a career high with 4 blocks at Indiana ... registered a career high 25 points, 6 rebounds, 3 steals and a block at Purdue ... tied a UW single-game record by making 7 3-pointers (7-of-8 shooting) ... scored 17 points on 7-of-9 shooting, adding a team-high 7 rebounds, 2 blocks and 2 steals in career-high 42 minutes vs. Penn State ... led UW with 8 rebounds (4 offensive) and tallied 10 points, 2 assists and a block vs. Michigan ... matched career high with 11 rebounds at Penn State ... dished out a career-high 5 assists to go along with 8 points and 4 rebounds vs. Duke ... posted 12 points and 8 rebounds in just 17 minutes vs. Arizona
2008-09 Season Started 20 of 33 games, including his first career start vs. Long Beach State ... opened 20 of UW's first 21 games before an ankle injury sidelined him for 1 game ... averaged 4.5 points and 2.5 rebounds per contest on the year ... made 9-of-14 (.643) 3-point attempts on the season ... shot .821 (23-of-28) from the free throw line ... scored in double digits 5 times ... scored a career-best 21 points in a career-high 32 minutes vs. Purdue, connecting on 5-of-5 3-pointers in the game ... grabbed a career-high 11 boards vs. Green Bay ... grabbed 4 rebounds and led the Badgers in scoring with 11 points vs. Connecticut in the Paradise Jam Tournament ... tallied 14 points and 4 rebounds in an NCAA tournament opening round win over Florida State
2007-08 Season Played in 18 games as a true freshman ... grabbed a season-best 5 rebounds vs. Florida A&M in a season-high 10 minutes of action ... had 2 assists in his first career game vs. IPFW
High School Named Wisconsin's Mr. Basketball and Associated Press Player of the Year as a senior ... also named Wisconsin State Journal and Capital Times Player of the Year ... averaged 16.8 points, 11 rebounds and 6.8 blocks per game ... led Madison Memorial to four straight Division 1 state appearances and a 94-8 overall record ... first-team all-state, averaging 16.3 points, 8.6 rebounds and 4.2 blocks as a junior ... earned Big Eight Conference, all-area and all-city player of the year honors ... runner-up at Division 1 state tournament as a junior ... member of Memorial's Division 1 state championship team as a sophomore
Personal Parents are Dick and Nancy ... mother, Nancy, attended Wisconsin ... has one brother, Cameron (15) ... played high school basketball with Mike Nelson (North Dakota State), Wesley Matthews (Marquette), Kori Vernon (UW-Whitewater) and Jerard Ajami (Northern Michigan) ... majoring in kinesiology and physical education