Sophomore Zak Showalter enters 2013-14 off a successful freshman campaign in which he appeared in 22 games. Walk-on guard brings great athleticism and instant energy off the UW bench.
Showalter appeared in 22 games during his freshman campaign in 2012-13.
Played in 22 games ... season averages of 1.7 points and 1.0 rebounds per game ... posted career highs in minutes (23), points (8), rebounds (4) and assists (3) vs. Green Bay ... scored seven points and added three rebounds against Nebraska-Omaha ... scored five points and grabbed three rebounds in Badgers debut against Southeastern Louisiana
Earned Wisconsin Basketball Coaches' Association and AP first-team all-state honors during his senior season after averaging 22 points, 5.5 assists and four rebounds ... led Germantown (Wis.) to a perfect 28-0 record and WIAA Division I state championship ... Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Player of the Year, North Shore Conference Player of the Year and a WBCA All-Star game participant ... finished high school career as Germantown's all-time leading scorer ... unanimous first-team all-state selection by both the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association and the AP as a junior after averaging 19 points, 6 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game and leading Germantown to a 24-2 record
Born in Germantown, Wis. ... parents are Steve and Jill ... father Steve, served as his high school coach at Germantown and also played for Bo Ryan at UW-Platteville from 1985-89, leading the team in scoring during his junior and senior years and finishing with 1,399 career points ... has one brother, Jake ... major is undecided