Minnesota had a deadly sharp shooter on campus in Eau Claire (WI.) Regis senior small forward Billy…
Midwest schools after Wampler
As the adidas Unrivaled camp wore on Billy Wampler, a senior-to-be out of Eau Claire (Wisc.) Regis, felt like he progressively got more comfortable and better. “The first day I was just trying to get to know most of the kids and throughout the camp I continually got better and as everyone else got tired, I ended up doing a lot better because my conditioning work was a lot better than theirs and it helped me on the last day because I was still able to shoot the ball.” Wampler impressed in the senior all-star game with his ability to hit long-range shots. The 6-foot-5 scoring guard has good form, gets his shot off quickly and even proved he could make mid-range pull-ups. “I’m a shooter but I’m a lot more than that,” Wampler explained. “There are more dimensions to my game and that’s what I’ve been working on.” “I’ve been really criticized for my defense and I’ve really been working on that,” he added. “I took the challenge and guarded Jaylen [Brown] for a little bit and I thought I did good with him being one of the best players in the country.” Wampler has been receiving college interest from a host of schools and he said he’s enjoying the process. “It’s been pretty fun. I’ve gotten to meet a lot of really cool people. I get four, five or six calls a day. I talked to them all the time. This is what I love to do. I really enjoy talking to all these people and it’s a fun experience. It’s good to be wanted.” “Probably the most and hardest are the core Midwest schools like Minnesota, Nebraska, Wisconsin and Creighton. All the Midwest schools are coming at me hard and it’s starting to extend out to Stanford.” Of the schools Wampler mentioned, Creighton is the only one to offer a scholarship. “Coach [Greg] McDermott came out to my high school the first week in the spring and he said he really liked me there and said he wanted to see me in the first open period in Dallas,” Wampler said. “Then they offered me and they established their presence and are going after me real hard.” Wampler recently took unofficial visits to Minnesota and Wisconsin and said that he intends to visit Nebraska and Creighton “pretty soon.” “It was good,” Wampler said about his visit to Minnesota. “I really like their coaching staff a lot. I grew up in Wisconsin but I live on the border so it’s kind of a toss up between who I like more Wisconsin or Minnesota. Then I visited Wisconsin two weeks ago and I really liked that.” “They have incredible facilities and I’m good friends with Bronson Koenig because I played with him in high school,” Wampler said of his Wisconsin trip. “It’s good to see him again and stuff like that.” Wampler is regarded as a three-star prospect on Scout.com.
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