Nov. 13, 2013
MADISON, Wis. -- Head men’s basketball coach Bo Ryan announced Wednesday that high school senior Ethan Happ has signed a national letter of intent to attend the University of Wisconsin and play basketball for the Badgers beginning in the fall of 2014.
Ethan Happ (6-8, 200, Rock Ridge High School, Taylor Ridge, Ill.)
An AP first-team All-State selection as a junior, Happ averaged a double-double last season at Rockridge High School, posting 23 points and 10 rebounds per game.
As a sophomore, Happ earned AP honorable-mention All-State honors, recording 15 points and 11 boards per game. The Taylor Ridge, Ill., native also added two blocks and two assists per game.
"We are thrilled to add Ethan to the Wisconsin basketball family," Ryan said. "In addition to being a skilled player with a versatile game, he is a terrific person off the court as well. His GPA is around 3.75 and he’ll fit in well in Madison from both a basketball and academic standpoint.
“On the court, Ethan has been a part of some very successful programs both at the high school and AAU level with the Quad City Elite. His versatility and ability to play numerous positions will be a great addition to our roster. Offensively, can handle the ball, shoot, pass and rebound. Perhaps the most exciting element is his work ethic and desire to improve. We were really impressed at his willingness to do the work necessary to get better as a player.
“Ethan comes from a great family and Badgers fans should be excited to watch him mature and develop at UW."