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Future D-1 Football Star Hopes to First Lead High School to State Basketball Tourney


MADISON, WI (WKOW) - A future Division-1 football star is hoping to first lead his high school basketball team to the state tournament for the seventh time in school history.

Wisconsin Dells senior Shane Wimann is a two-time basketball Player of the Year and one of the more decorated players the South Central Conference has ever seen.

Once basketball is finished, Wimann will head to Northern Illinois University to play football, making him the first Dells student to sign a D-1 football letter of intent in 24 years.

Last year, coaches knew Wimann had the ability to become a D-1 athlete, but he was not getting the attention from scouts. Then, in the Spring of 2012, when Athletic Director and football coach Aaron Mack accepted the job at Dells, Wimann's recruiting took off.

From 2004 to 2008, Mack had served as a graduate football assistant at the University of Wisconsin under Barry Alvarez and Bret Bielema.

For now, Wimann, and his Chiefs seniors, who currently have just one loss on the season, want to go out with a trip to the Kohl Center to their name.

The WIAA state basketball tournament kicks off in just over two weeks.

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