Bo Ryan took Wisconsin last season further than it has ever gone in his tenure, and that may have just been the beginning. The Badgers are loaded, with impact recruits like Sam Dekker and Nigel Hayes meshing with classically developed Ryan players like Josh Gasser, Traevon Jackson and Frank Kaminsky, who went from a 10-minute big man to one of the biggest matchup nightmares in college basketball.
Kaminsky might as well have been a blue-chip recruit considering his quantum leap in production and court time. Gasser recovered from injury to play a key role as a super-efficient offensive option who not only shot 43 percent from deep but also ranked 71st in the nation at drawing fouls. Hayes had a big offensive impact at times and reportedly has improved his outside shot. The Badgers had the third-best offense in Big Ten play last season. Now they could lead the nation.