Category: News Written by Scott Burgess
Rockridge High School small forward Ethan Happ is one of the best juniors in the state. He proved it over and over again on the circuit this past spring and summer with Quad City Elite. Happ is a versatile forward that can shoot it from deep as well as score in the paint. That certainly intrigued the Wisconsin Badgers as they offered him a scholarship and Happ quickly accepted. We caught up with Happ to see how their season is going.
“It has been a fun season so far. We are trying our best at accepting coaching and getting better day in and day out at practice. We have a long way to go.”
They are off to a pretty good start as they are currently 17-2 and ranked 4th in the state in 2A. The two games they dropped were when Happ was out with a MCL injury. He is back in action now and averaging approximately 25 points and 12 rebounds per game. We spoke with his coach at Rockridge and Quad City Elite Logan Wynn about Happ’s junior season.
“Ethan has really put the team first this season. He has really done whatever it takes to help the team win. A lot of times he will guard the other team’s best post player and then other times will guard the guards. A lot of times teams play junk defenses on us so he will go inside when we need him even though he is more comfortable on a wing. He never complains about where we put him. He just wants the team to be the best it can be. Even if that means some nights he might not get as many shots as he probably should get. I think that is why Wisconsin loves him so much because of his versatility and team first attitude.”
He has had several monster games putting up 30 plus on multiple occasions. Has Happ been watching his future Badgers team this season?
“Yea I’ve got to three games. It was a blast. I was watching the Indiana game at home with bronchitis so all I could do was clap!”
After getting to see them play in person he knows he made the right choice in committing to Wisconsin over the summer.
“When I see the way they fight and compete every game I know I made the right choice. I love the atmosphere and can’t wait to play there.”