Connor Essegian went on an first episode of the podcast “The Varisty Beat” hosted by former NBA and Wisconsin star Sam Dekker.

On the episode, Essegian talked about several topics, including being a good and supportive teammate to his current teammates.

Essegian opened up to Dekker:

“I love being the guy that people look up to, because I feel like I can set an example of how to be a good person that people can try and follow. There were those guys that I looked up to. So I’m just trying to be like them. I have respect for that, it makes me want to be that person.”

Essigian is in his first year at No. 15 Wisconsin (11-4; 3-2 in B1G play) after coming in as a 3-star prospect from Albion, Indiana per the 247Sports Composite.

Through 15 games this season, Essigian is averaging 10.3 points per game shooting a field goal percentage of 45.9%