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Sun Prairie's Colin Schaefer commits to UW-Green Bay for men's basketball

Sun Prairie's Colin Schaefer commits to UW-Green Bay for men's basketball

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Sun Prairie’s Colin Schaefer announced on Twitter on Sunday night that he plans to attend UW-Green Bay and play men’s college basketball.

UW-Green Bay’s new men’s basketball coach is Will Ryan, son of former University of Wisconsin men’s basketball coach Bo Ryan.

Schaefer was a basketball and football standout during his prep career at Sun Prairie.

Schaefer, a 6-foot-1 guard, was a first-team selection as a senior on the all-conference boys basketball team in the Big Eight Conference for the Cardinals, who finished tied for third in league play.

Schaefer was a first-team choice on the Wisconsin State Journal’s 2019-20 All-Area boys basketball team.

He was an honorable-mention pick on The Associated Press all-state team and an honorable-mention selection in Division 1 on the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association all-state team.

He averaged 17.8 points and about 4.8 assists and 2 steals per game, according to statistics provided by Sun Prairie.

He had 25 points in a WIAA Division 1 regional final loss to Waunakee.

Schaefer tweeted: “Excited to announce my commitment to Coach Will Ryan to continue my academic and athletic career at the University of Green Bay!”

Schaefer was a first-team selection as a wide receiver on The Associated Press all-state football team in 2019. He was a first-team selection on the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association Large School all-state team.

He was a first-team choice as a receiver on the Big Eight all-conference team and a first-team pick as a receiver on the State Journal’s 2019 All-Area football team.

Schaefer caught 68 passes for 990 yards and 12 touchdowns.

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Jon Masson covers high school sports for the Wisconsin State Journal. He has covered a variety of sports — including the Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin men's and women's basketball and volleyball — since he first came to the State Journal in 1999.

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