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University of Wisconsin Athletic Communications

Ethan Happ, the only returning starter for the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team, didn’t score a point during the Red-White scrimmage Sunday at the Kohl Center.

Reason for concern?

Not if you ask junior swingman Khalil Iverson, who was asked what he took away from a session in which his White team rolled to a 55-34 win over a Red team that featured Happ.

“That we have a really good team,” Iverson said, “and literally everyone can contribute something.”

Happ missed all four of his shots, though the junior center contributed six assists and five rebounds in 25 minutes. His teammate on the Red team, sophomore point guard D’Mitrik Trice, also struggled offensively and finished with five points on 2 of 8 shooting while having more turnovers (three) than assists (two).

But there were plenty of encouraging performances from the players who are expected to form the supporting cast around Happ and Trice this season.

Start with freshman guard Kobe King, who led all scorers with 16 points and carried the Red team on his back.

It was the first chance for fans to see a freshman class that includes King, guard Brad Davison and forward Nate Reuvers, and it’s easy to see why UW coach Greg Gard and his staff are so excited about the group.

Asked if he thought the freshmen produced a solid first impression for the fans, King said, “I think we did for the most part. Obviously, a little bit of nerves. But they’ll get to see us for a long time, so it’s just a start.”

Davison had 10 points, five assists and three steals for the White team. He took a charge, hustled for loose balls and did a great job of communicating on the floor.

“I’m glad he’s on my team,” Gard said, “I’ll tell you that.”

Iverson has vowed to be more assertive on the offensive end now that he’s an upperclassman, and it showed at times Sunday. He made some nice moves in the post, had a pair of highlight-reel dunks and finished with eight points, five rebounds and two assists.

Three other members of UW’s 2015 recruiting class — a group that needs to take a big step this season if the Badgers are going to continue their remarkable run of top-four finishes in the Big Ten Conference — also had good showings.

Sophomore guard Brevin Pritzl finished with 11 points. He made three 3-pointers over the course of six possessions in the first half, one of which came in transition.

Junior forward Andy Van Vliet had nine points and led all players with nine rebounds and two blocks.

And junior forward Charlie Thomas led the White team with 14 points, including 10 in the second half.

“He’s been a little bit more consistent,” said Gard, who watched the game from the scorer’s table while seated next to former coach Bo Ryan. “He was pretty active and finished around the rim, so that’s good.

“Ethan struggled a little bit today, (Trice) struggled, two guys that haven’t been struggling. But that’s good to see other guys step up. Kobe King and Khalil and a lot of different guys showed some things.”

Red 15 19 — 34

White 29 26 — 55

RED — Moesch 1-2 0-0 2, Happ 0-4 0-0 0, Trice 2-8 1-5 5, Schlundt 0-3 0-0 0, King 7-13 0-1 16, McGrory 1-2 0-0 3, Ferris 0-2 0-0 0, Illikainen 4-7 0-0 8, Reuvers 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 15-44 1-6 34.

WHITE — Iverson 3-4 2-2 8, Van Vliet 4-10 1-1 9, Thomas 6-9 1-1 14, Davison 4-6 1-2 10, Pritzl 4-6 0-0 11, Ford 1-3 0-0 3, Anderson 0-2 0-0 0, Ballard 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 22-41 5-6 55.

3-point field goals — R 3-17 (King 2-5, McGrory 1-2, Moesch 0-1, Schlundt 0-1, Reuvers 0-1, Ferris 0-2, Illikainen 0-2, Trice 0-3), W 6-15 (Pritzl 3-4, Thomas 1-1, Ford 1-2, Davison 1-3, Anderson 0-1, Iverson 0-1, Ballard 0-1, Van Vliet 0-2). Rebounds — R 20 (Happ, Illikainen 5), W 31 (Van Vliet 9). Assists — R 9 (Happ 6), W 12 (Anderson 4). Turnovers — R 9 (Trice 3), W 10 (Ford, Davison 3). Steals — R 5 (Happ, King 2), W 6 (Davison 3). Blocks — R 2 (Happ, Reuvers), W 2 (Van Vliet 2). Fouls — R 15, W 9.

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