Wisconsin lands first commitment in 2023 class

Wisconsin has landed its first commitment in the 2023 recruiting class.

Combo guard John Blackwell (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) announced his decision on Twitter on Friday afternoon.

The 6-foot-3, 185-pound Blackwell is a three-star recruit and rated as the fourth-best player in the state of Michigan, according to 247Sports.

Wisconsin was Blackwell’s lone Power 5 offer, with the other schools offering him a scholarship including Eastern Michigan, Toledo, Northern Illinois, Oakland and Rhode Island.

Blackwell’s father, Glynn, played his college basketball at Illinois in the 1980s.