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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Underrated Senior Guards?

While most people are looking at several of the younger faces to step up and determine Wisconsin's level of success this year, the Badgers are going only as far as their senior backcourt takes them.

Fox Sports' Jeff Goodman posted his list of the country's top 20 backcourts in 2009-10, but UW's Trevon Hughes and Jason Bohannon missed the cut. Perhaps it was simply the relatively unknown depth behind the starters that allowed schools like Seton Hall and Xavier to make the list instead. When I asked Goodman where he thought the Badger duo would place in the rankings, he tweeted back:

"Wisconsin's guards were in the next five - somewhere in the 20-25 range. Very underrated."
So maybe the Badger guards are just a microcosm of the entire Wisconsin team this year. They are both just off the radar and are being given token respect ... but no one sees them as a threat. Look for the Badgers to have a big year if Hughes and Bohannon can prove people wrong. Maybe they'll even give the Big Ten teams that did make the list -- Michigan State (#1), Ohio State (#3) and Purdue (#18) -- a run for their money.

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