The La Crosse pipeline to the national powerhouse
Wisconsin Badgers men's basketball team will continue
for another four years.
Today Central senior Kobe King signs his National
Letter of Intent over at Central High School.
King one of the three-member class of 2017 that has
been graded as one of the best in program history.
He averaged 26-points and ten-rebounds per game as
a junior with the Red Raiders.
Badgers head coach Greg Gard calls King a player who
can score at all three levels.
attacking the basket.
and the three-ball.
It's a great compliment.
I know I've got a lot of work to do and I can always
improve on things.
But when your coach has confidence in you that's 75-percent
of the battle.
It was a really big thing to hear from him.
They're saying we're one of the best classes they've
had in a couple of decades there.
So obviously we've got to live up to that hype but
it's a big label to have and I'm very excited.
A total of five from Central signing their national
letter of intent today.
King's teammate Baily Kale will play basketball at
And a pair of wrestlers.
Jaden Van Maneen to North Dakota State.
and Connor Williams to Upper Iowa.
It's a blessing.
We always talk about that as athletes we are blessed
to be able to play the game that we love.
Especially to be able to play at the next level with
a scholarship is unreal.
It's exciting because I'm going to be spending the
next five years of my life up in North Dakota State.
It's a big deal.
They want me at 184 so I've got to beef up a little
bit as I'm at 175 right now.
My goal is to be an all-American in college.
Westby's Chelsea Olson always dreamed of the opportunity
to play Division one college basketball.
That dream gets realized today.
Olson is heading to Youngstown State on a full-ride
The 5-10 guard averaged 20-points and five-rebounds
for the Norsemen last season.
In the beginning I got a lot of D2 offers.
My whole goal or dream was to reach Division one level.
Once they called and offered me in late July it kind
of hit me that it was actually reality and that my
dream did come true and I reached a goal that I was
In Caledonia Mariah Schroeder signed her National
Letter of Intent early this morning to play basketball
at Metropolitan State.
The four-year starter for the Warriors currently sits
with just under 13-hundred career points.
A lot of celebrating over at Onalaska where four
sign off for college.
Basketball standout Tayla Stuttley going to Mankato.
Nick Victor will run cross country at Central Missouri.
Sydney Hubbard will golf at Sioux Falls.
And Austin Glynn going to track and field powerhouse
Sophomore year I really got some good marks and I
was thinking I could make something out of it.
Junior year kind of solidified that.
Now since that happened it's kind of amazing and kind
of hard to believe honestly.
It's really special for both me and my family.
I'm just so glad that I've had the coaches and teammates
that have helped me get to this point.
This is what I've wanted since I started running back
in middle school, is to be able to run collegiently.
And to be able to do it at a D2 level is pretty cool.
She made me feel like she wanted me to come to Mankato.
I was a player that she wanted out of everyone in
the nation that she could of chose from.
So that was the main thing about the coach that I
liked a lot.
Over at Aquinas Sean Dee signs his National Letter
of Intent to play baseball
at the University of Illinois-Chicago.
Dee will join his brother Alex who is currently a
sophomore with the Flames.
as well as his uncle Mike Dee who has been the head
coach since 1999.
I've always wanted to go there and I really loved
the facilities there.
When he offered me I just knew that was the place
that I wanted to go.
I'm excited to play with Alex and can't wait.