F Nate Reuvers
Did I forget to mention the part where they have two elite big men?
Oh yeah… well, they do.
Nate Reuvers is the better shot blocker of the two big men standing at a long 6’11”. He is the less athletic of the two between himself and Potter, but he is every bit as good.
Similar to Potter, Reuvers has a very polished post game. He will be able to cause issues with post fades, hooks, and push shots in that area.
The Badgers will play both Potter and Reuvers on the floor at the same time if they sense a size advantage (which they will have over Louisville).
While he will not bully anyone into submission on either end of the floor, Reuvers has averaged two blocks per game in 2020 and has found plenty of ways to score on the offensive end without overpowering defenders.
Once again, Reuvers can run the pick-and-roll game and try to get deep into the post to give himself an easier look or he can knock down the three for the Badgers. It sounds simple, but it will be extremely tough to stop for a team who has not played a game in nearly three weeks.
With Louisville playing on a seven or eight man rotation on Saturday, look for Wisconsin to attack Louisville inside and try to force the Cardinals into foul trouble with guys like Reuvers.