Following last week’s gardening shenanigans, we thought that perhaps Sam Dekker was just getting in touch with his roots by returning to Sheboygan following the NBA Draft.
But the sky-scraping forward is apparently in no hurry to cut ties with his alma mater, the University of Wisconsin. Dekker has gone as far as to offering to bunk down with his former coach.
CollegeSpun packaged together a series of Bo Ryan quotes posted to the Badgers’ Twitter account from Ryan’s press conference Tuesday, following the announcement that he will retire following the 2015-2016 season.
In the mix of heartfelt bits about “always being a Badger” and such, Ryan reportedly said that Dekker asked him to be his roomie down in Houston.
— Wisconsin Basketball (@BadgerMBB) June 30, 2015
Now being that we were not present at the presser and didn’t hear this quote first hand, we don’t exactly know how serious this offer is. (You know, Twitter doesn’t translate laughter or sarcasm or the like too well.)
But while the roommate situation seems a bit too silly, we wouldn’t be surprised if the new Rocket hosts his former coach sometime in the not-too-distant future.
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