Daniel Freitag, a 6’3″ point guard from Bloomington, Minnesota, will join the Wisconsin Badgers in 2024, the University of Wisconsin announced Wednesday, national signing day.
According to a press release, Freitag is the program’s highest-rated point guard recruit ever. 247Sports ranks him as the the ninth best point guard in the nation.
Freitag averaged 28.8 points, 9.9 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game as a junior at Jefferson High School. He was named the Metro West Conference Player of the Year, while earning all-conference honors. He became Jefferson’s all-time leading scorer in just three years.
Freitag was also rated as the top football player in Minnesota as a junior. The playmaking four-star wide receiver and safety caught 37 passes for 501 yards and five touchdowns his junior season, while adding 505 yards rushing with five more touchdowns. Freitag earned all-district honors and was named the Metro West conference player of the year in 2021-22.
“Daniel is an excellent addition to our program,” head coach Greg Gard said in a statement. “We identified him early in the process, not only as a player but also as a person we want inside of our locker room. His infectious personality and bright smile will make him a fan favorite. Daniel has the kind of perspective and values that align perfectly with who we are as a program. Like several former Badger greats, Daniel has also had tremendous success on the football field as a dual-sport athlete. That experience on the gridiron has instilled a certain level of toughness and leadership that transcends sport. He is an electric athlete, with skills that fit in with who we are and where the game of basketball is going. His toughness and willingness to do whatever it takes to help his team win, makes him an extremely versatile guard who will impact the game in every way. He is a driven and dedicated young man and we are thrilled to add him to our Badger family.”
𝙏𝙄𝙈𝙀 𝙒𝙄𝙇𝙇 𝙏𝙀𝙇𝙇@DanielFreitag_ is a Badger ✍️☑️
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