On Monday ( April 24th) highly coveted 6’1″ class of 2018 Small Forward CARMEN BACKES from Lindstrom, MN ( Chisago Lakes H.S. ) publicly announced her pledge to Jonathan Tsipis and WISCONSIN.
Carmen been a key part of the highly respected Nike EYBL member North Tartan AAU program.
She is also a standout in the classroom with a 4.0 GPA.
Carmen unfortunately encountered significant physical adversity in early January when she tore her ACL. She is expected to make a full recovery and be ready by September to prepare for her Senior season.
Wisconsin was the best fit for me because it feels like home. The campus is gorgeous and the prestigious academic reputation intrigued me. My values align with Coach Tsipis and his staff in that they are centered around family and faith. I really connected with the girls on the team, they were very welcoming and seemed to genuinely care for each other on and off the court.
I am excited to be a part of an up and coming program and I believe in Coach Tsipis’ vision to become a powerhouse in the Big Ten.
I am so thankful for this opportunity. I truly believe I would not be here if it wasn’t for the amazing friends, teammates, family, and coaches God has blessed me with.
Badgers women’s basketball: Minnesota prep wing Carmen Backes commits to Wisconsin
@BadgerWBB recruit Carmen Backes ranked No. 45 nationally by espnW. No. 9 among wing players. “a skilled prospect.”