Lakeville North basketball star Nolan Winter picks Badgers over Gophers

Lakeville North big man Nolan Winter, the center of a recruiting border battle, announced Friday he will play college basketball for Wisconsin. The...

September 24, 2022
8:46 AM

Lakeville North big man Nolan Winter, the center of a recruiting border battle, announced Friday he will play college basketball for Wisconsin. The 6-11 senior took a little longer than expected to make his decision after his official visits to Wisconsin and the home state Gophers in the last month. Winter's father, Trevor, played hoops for the U's vacated 1997 Final Four team, and his mother, Heidi, is an ex-Gophers volleyball player. His parents' alma mater appeared to be an early favorite, but the defending co-Big Ten champion Badgers convinced him to follow the Minnesota pipeline to Madison.

Marcus Fuller