Phil Mitten

  • joined Aug 19, 2010
  • last login Jul 25, 2014
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Joined B5Q in September 2010 after three and a half years running Hoops Marinara, a Wisconsin basketball blog.

Twitter: @hoopsmarinara

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2014 F Ethan Happ signs with Badgers

The early national signing period for basketball opened Wednesday and UW's lone 2014 recruit finally signed on the dotted line.

B5Q Grills Alligator Army: Fla-Wis preview

If the Badgers are looking for revenge for last season's beatdown, now is the time to attack a depleted Florida team at the Kohl Center. Our friend Andy at Alligator Army answers seven burning...

St. John's Q&A: B5Q grills Rumble in the Garden

Friday night's season opener looms large for Wisconsin and St. John's, who square off in the brand new Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, S.D. Get acquainted with St. John's through some Q&A with...

Kevon Looney picks UCLA in a shocker

In one of the biggest recruiting coups of the year, Milwaukee native Kevon Looney spurns Wisconsin, Duke and other to head to the West Coast.

Thanks, Platteville! Bo Ryan a Badger at heart

Without his immense success at UW-Platteville, Bo Ryan may never have come back to roost in Madison. And that would have been very bad.

Zak Showalter to redshirt

The back end of UW's crowded guard rotation is a little clearer after the walk-on guard chooses to sit out this season.

Frank 'n Dekker: Strengths, weaknesses of UW bigs

We've identified the good and the bad for returning Badger forwards by sifting through tempo-free statistics. Even managed to find a few interesting comparisons around the Big Ten.

Wisconsin freshmen come out of their shells

Or was there really no shell to begin with? Coming in six strong, Bo Ryan's latest crop of newbies appears to be one of the most entertaining groups yet.

Brandon Hutton - F (2015)


Prospect Profile for 2015 Wisconsin basketball recruiting target Brandon Hutton

Matthew Moyer - F (2016)


Prospect Profile page for 2016 Wisconsin basketball recruiting target Matthew Moyer

#MakeBoPay returns Thursday

The Shooting Down Cancer fundraiser is set for Thursday afternoon. Can Wisconsin students sink enough shots to outdo last year's $41,279 donation?

First look at Wisconsin hoops: Up-tempo?

Will we see a faster pace with one of Bo Ryan's youngest squads?

Basketball Recruiting Archive: 2013


A comprehensive list of recruiting commitments for the Wisconsin Badgers basketball program in the 2013 class.

2013-'14 Wisconsin basketball schedule released

The Big Ten revealed dates and times for the full conference basketball slate on Wednesday. Wisconsin's schedule consists of many solid non-conference opponents and a favorable league docket thanks...

Carleton controls Wisconsin in exhibition opener

The Badger defense yields 95 points in an eye-opening first test in Canada using the 24-second shot clock.

Canadian Watch, Part III: Gasser's health

In the third and final installment of our series previewing the exhibition games in Canada, we anticipate the return of Josh Gasser and what it means for the Badgers.

Canadian Watch, Part II: Emergence of freshmen

In part two of our three-part series, we look at which pieces from Wisconsin's freshmen class could fight for spots in the rotation with a strong showing in Canada.

Canadian Watch, Part I: Kaminsky's rebounding

Today, in part one of a three-part series, we look at junior Frank Kaminsky's importance to the Badgers in the upcoming year.

Paul White - F (2014)


Prospect Profile page for 2014 Wisconsin basketball recruiting target Paul White

Vitto Brown is a renaissance man

B5Q chatted up Wisconsin freshman Vitto Brown this summer to talk about his game, his adjustment to college life and his passions outside basketball.

Jarvis Johnson - G (2015)


Prospect Profile for 2015 Wisconsin basketball recruiting target Jarvis Johnson

Who is UW focusing on during July evaluations?

The second open evaluation period for college basketball coaches opens Wednesday and continues through Sunday, July 21. Want the current rundown of the Badger hoops recruiting landscape? Here it is.

Marcus Landry leading UW's Summer League charge

Marcus Landry is one of six former Wisconsin Badgers fighting for a pro contract during the NBA Summer League.

Yo Big Ten, where art thy Hall of Famers?

After looking at the Big Ten's efficiency converting its incoming talent into NBA draft picks earlier in the week, today we look at which conferences produce the most Hall of Fame players. (Bonus...

Are UW fans complacent, or do they hate the NBA?

Have you ever wanted proof that Badger fans are the good kind of fans? A new study ranking Wisconsin low in producing NBA talent (duh) but high in brand equity is a step in that direction.

Marshawn Wilson - G (2015)


Prospect Profile for 2015 Wisconsin basketball recruiting target Marshawn Wilson

Carlton Bragg - F (2015)


Prospect Profile page for 2015 Wisconsin basketball recruiting target Carlton Bragg

Willie Jackson - F (2016)


Prospect Profile for 2016 Wisconsin basketball recruiting target Willie Jackson

Aaron Jordan - G (2015)


Prospect Profile for 2015 Wisconsin basketball recruiting target Aaron Jordan

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