Madison La Follette senior Ben Probst announced on Twitter that he has orally committed to the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and plans to play men’s basketball.
Probst, a 6-foot-1 guard, helped lead the Lancers to the Big Eight Conference boys basketball title and a WIAA Division 1 sectional final berth, where second-ranked La Follette would have played seventh-ranked Madison East.
However, the game was not played after the WIAA canceled the rest of the tournament due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
Probst, one of the Lancers' captains, was a first-team all-conference selection in the Big Eight.
Lancers coach Curtrel Robinson said Probst, a good shooter and defender, was an extremely productive player who was a four-year varsity letter winner.
Probst averaged 15 points, 4 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game this season.
Probst also was quarterback for the Lancers’ football team.
Probst tweeted: “Very excited and blessed to announce that I will be continuing my academic and basketball career at the University of Wisconsin -- Platteville! Thank you to all my family and friends who have supported me throughout this journey! Excited for the future!"
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