Connor Essegian has made the best of the first five games of his Badger career and was at his best in the Bahamas during Wisconsin’s first two Battle 4 Atlantis matches.
The Indiana native was an all-world scorer in high school and carried that over into his Wisconsin season as a freshman. Essegian has amassed 30 points over two games in the Bahamas and emerged as the Badgers’ top scorer.
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Badger fans are loving what they’re seeing of the three-star recruit, and the former Central Noble High School star is just beginning his Wisconsin journey. Here’s a look at what Badger fans and Essegian had to say after the crushing loss to Kansas:
Learned many lessons today. love my boys to death Much bigger and better things are to come🤞🏽
— Connor Essegian (@CEssegian) November 24, 2022
I don’t want to overreact, but Connor Essegian could be the chosen one
— Badger Barstool (@badgerbarstool) November 24, 2022
I’ve seen enough. Retire Connor Essegian’s number.
— Curt Hogg (@CyrtHogg) November 24, 2022
Why wasn’t Connor Essegian recruited more? child can play.
— Coach Riley (@BadgersRiley) November 24, 2022
Connor Essegian needs a touch on the pitch every time at this point
— Matt Belz (@savedbythebelz) November 24, 2022
Connor Essegian has something special. When asked about his off-ball movement, he says: “I’ve always seen myself as a high IQ player. Reading the ground and where people are and trying to find vacancies has always been part of my game.’ He has game. https://t.co/BtBZWeLNJk
— Mike Lucas (@LucasAtLarge) November 24, 2022
Connor Essegian is a dog! These guys show a lot of heart
— Jared Berggren (@jberggren40) November 24, 2022
I could make Connor Essegian my first basketball grandson in Wisconsin
— Creepy Alvarez (@barryisthedon) November 24, 2022