Wisconsin prep pledges to South Dakota St.


One of the top players in the state of Wisconsin is heading to South Dakota State.

Alou Dillon, a Class of 2017 prospect, committed to the Jackrabbits at a ceremony at his high school Tuesday night.

The 6-foot-7 power forward had offers from Milwaukee, Wisconsin-Green Bay and others, but ultimately decided to head west to join South Dakota State and new coach T.J. Otzelberger. Dillon’s decision is an interesting sign for mid-major recruiting in the state of Wisconsin as Otzelberger, a Milwaukee native, recruited the state heavily during his tenure as an assistant at Iowa State. Getting a player of Dillon’s caliber – not a high-major prospect but one pursued by a number of mid-majors – suggests the Jackrabbits will continue to be very active in a state that produces its fair share of Division I players.

South Dakota State went 26-8 and reached the NCAA tournament last year under coach Scott Nagy, who left Brookings after 11 seasons this spring to become the head coach at Wright State. Dillon is the program’s first 2017 commit.