February 9, 2007

Nankivil strong in senior campaign

MADISON, Wis. - If you were to mold the ideal athlete to play in University of Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan's swing offense, they would have to be able to score in the post, they would have to be able to handle the ball on the perimeter and knock down the open jumper. They would require a high basketball I.Q. and an unselfish, team-oriented demeanor.

The final product might look very similar to Madison Memorial senior Keaton Nankivil, an athletic, savvy 6-foot-8, 245 pound post player, widely considered the top prospect in Wisconsin.

Nankivil figures to play immediately as a freshman with UW losing forwards Jason Chappell and Alando Tucker next year to graduation.

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