UW-Milwaukee head men's basketball coach Rob Jeter recently added three Badger State products to his roster for the 2013-14 campaign: Trinson White of Milwaukee Riverside, Cody Wichmann of Pulaski and Brett Prahl of East Troy, who signed their national letters of intent to play for the Panthers.
Wichmann and Prahl are high school seniors, while White will transfer from Indian Hills (Iowa) Community College.
Wichmann is a 6-foot-5 shooting guard from Pulaski High School. He was a Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association First-Team All-State honoree as a junior, when he averaged 15.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.6 assists points per game. He scored as many as 33 points in a game last season, leading Pulaski to the WIAA Division 2 sectional semifinals. He was also a first-team All-Fox River Classic Conference performer who plays for Wisconsin Swing during the AAU season.
"Cody is an extremely skilled perimeter player with good size," Jeter said. "He can really shoot the ball and has a tremendous basketball IQ. He's a lefty, so he can cause people problems that way. And he's experienced plenty of success in his high school career. He's another nice piece for us and the way we want to play."
Prahl is a 6-foot-9 forward from East Troy High School. He averaged 12.9 points per game as a junior while earning first-team All-Walworth County and All-Rock Valley Conference recognition. He also plays for Wisconsin Swing.
"Brett is a guy with a lot of potential to do great things at the college level," Jeter said. "He's a big man with good footwork and he moves well. He'll need a little time to get used to playing at this level, but he is skilled and has the tools to be successful. He's also another good shooter who can step out and help us continue to spread the floor even more. Brett's a solid addition to our program."
White is a 6-foot-5 wing who played prep hoops at Milwaukee Riverside, where he was an All-State performer, helping the team to an undefeated season in the Milwaukee City Conference and the school's first sectional championship.
He was also a Journal-Sentinel all-area honoree and a two-time All-City Conference performer, averaging 11 points and eight rebounds per game as a junior and 14.5 points per contest as a senior.
In his first season at Indian Hills, White averaged 3.8 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.6 assists per contest.
"Trinson is an athletic wing who can play at a lot of different positions on the floor," Jeter said. "He's excellent on the defensive end of the floor and can have a good impact on the offensive end, too. It's great to have a Milwaukee kid wanting to come back home from junior college and really help this program. We're really excited to have him and I think people in Milwaukee will enjoy watching him again."