Last night incoming Freshman Zak Showalter announced via Twitter that he'll be recieving a basketball scholarship for the 2012-13 season.
Been working for this all my life! Hardwork really does pay off. Thanking God for this opportunity to play for the #Badgers for FREE!— Zak Showalter (@ZShowbball333) June 13, 2012
In his senior season at Germantown High, Showalter averaged 22.1 points a game in route to becoming his school's all time leading scorer. Zak led his Warhawks to a perfect 28-0 season and a Division I state title.
Despite being heavily reqruiting and offered by ten other mid major colleges, Showalter decided to walk on with the Badgers.
"I'm going to work as hard as I can, that has always been the strongest asset of my game." said Showalter after announcing his commitment to the Badgers.
Showalter was originally a preffered walk on to Bo Ryan's progam. With Uthoff transferring the Badgers had an extra scholarship to dish out. They made a very late push at Sheldon Jeter, who eventually commited to Vanderbilt. When Jeter declined, Showalter was next on the list.
Showalter is an athletic freak who has great fundamentals. He is a high octane player who has a nose for scoring. If you haven't seen Showalter play, check out this highlight tape courtesy of Midwest Ballers.com