Posted On: 03/20/19 7:19 PM

For Sun Prairie, the road to the Kohl Center was preceded by an offseason laden with transfers, turnover, and turnarounds.

Transfers and roster turnover gut out last year’s roster. Off the bat, the departures of Marlon Ruffin and Taylor Jansen set them back two seniors. And when Jalen and Kobe Johnson transferred to Nicolet in a move that was mostly out of the blue, they lost their top three scorers and a touted young guard in Kobe. Alec Schaefer would ultimately join the pool of graduates too, and his brother, Colin, would miss the larger part of the regular season with a bum knee.

Their extended losses consisted of five starters, 58.8 points per game, and a five-star recruit with high lottery potential.

Yet, a roster of players that were each one year removed from the bench punched their ticket to the most coveted venue in Wisconsin high school basketball. To understand their incredible rebuild process, I caught up with Sun Prairie's Colin Schaefer, who gave a rationale for their program one-eighty and tournament run.

Schaefer acknowledged that things changed internally, especially with a revamped offense, as

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