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Sam Dekker Clarifies His Tweets About Wisconsin Basketball

Bucky Badger performs during a game.

ALBUQUERQUE, NM - MARCH 15: The Wisconsin Badgers mascot 'Bucky Badger' performs during the second half of the game against the Montana Grizzlies during the second round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at The Pit on March 15, 2012 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

During Sam Dekker's three seasons at Wisconsin, the Badgers were one of the best college basketball programs in the country. The team made Final Fours in back-to-back seasons, including a trip to the national title game in 2015. They were pretty great in the two seasons after his departure, too, making two straight Sweet 16s.

This year, though, Wisconsin has been pretty terrible. The Badgers are 12-16, 5-10 in the conference.

Watching Wisconsin play this season, it's clear that the squad isn't as talented as it's been in the past. Some key in-state recruits have gone elsewhere.

Dekker has noticed. He took to Twitter today to voice some of his opinions.

Dekker later took to Twitter to clarify what he meant. He says he is fully behind the program, including head coach Greg Gard.

"Just woke up from a nap but I wanna clarify that I have Coach Gard’s back thru all ups and downs and he’s handled this year as well as anyone could. If that wasn’t clear I apologize!! Just want as many kids in Red/White as possible!" he wrote.

"Would never go against anyone in the program. Means too much to me and I want nothing but the best for them every year. Again, my bad if it came across a different way. I got Gardo’s back and love all those guys over there!"

Wisconsin's 2018 class has two commits - both three-star recruits. The class is ranked the No. 75 class in the country by 247Sports.