NCAA Tournament preview: Wisconsin's reserves will play key role going forward
Trice, the most heavily played reserve, will need to shoot the ball better in order to provide Wisconsin with significant help off the bench.Image By: Katie Scheidt
While the UW sixth-man carousel continues to spin, freshman guard D’Mitrik Trice remains the lone constant. He has played a key role filling in for Bronson Koenig during injuries and foul trouble, and while he’s struggled to hit 3-pointers in Big Ten play, the IMG Academy product has a smooth stroke.
Sophomore forward Khalil Iverson has blossomed into an excellent addition to the team. He’s become one of the team’s best on-ball defenders, often guarding the opposition’s top-scoring threat when Nigel Hayes and Zak Showalter take a rest. Iverson is mostly a zero offensively, but his highlight-reel dunks pump life into the team when things start to drag.
After redshirting with a broken foot, first-year guard Brevin Pritzl has earned more and more minutes as the conference season has progressed. He has great awareness of where he needs to be and brings good energy to a team that can sometimes fall into states of near-apathy. The shooting touch Pritzl was known for in high school hasn’t quite manifested yet, but he’s found other ways to contribute.
Redshirt junior guard Jordan Hill has seen a decline in his minutes since last season, but he’s been serviceable in his limited time on the court. He can be a drag on offense, but provides quickness on the defensive perimeter and has sneaky-quick hands, often leading to deflections and steals.
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