Forward Ethan Happ Emerging in Paint for Surging Wisconsin
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Ethan Happ has grown up quickly at Wisconsin.
The 6-foot-9 forward is getting used to jostling for position in the paint against other Big Ten big men. As redshirt last year, the freshman practiced against consensus player of the year Frank Kaminsky.
Those lessons are paying off now for the Badgers.
Happ is leading scorer Nigel Hayes' running mate in the frontcourt. He can post up to the bucket with either hand.
And, perhaps most impressively, Happ is the Big Ten leader in steals, averaging 2.5 per conference game and 1.8 overall.
No. 8 Iowa (20-6, 11-3 Big Ten) provides the next big test for Happ and surging Wisconsin (17-10, 9-5) on Wednesday.
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