Get to know your Badgers: Ben Brust

CREATED Apr 2, 2014

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  • Feb 03, 2013; Champaign, IL, USA; Wisconsin Badgers guard Ben Brust (1) during the second half against the Illinois Fighting Illini at Assembly Hall. Image by USA TODAY Sports

  • Mar 29, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; General view of the exterior of Honda Center before the finals of the west regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship tournament between the Arizona Wildcats and the Wisconsin Badgers. Image by Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

  • Mar 29, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Arizona Wildcats guard Nick Johnson (13) dribbles onto the court before the finals of the west regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship tournament against the Wisconsin Badgers at Honda Center. Image by Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

  • Mar 29, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Arizona Wildcats forward Aaron Gordon (11) high-fives teammates during player introductions before the finals of the west regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship tournament against the Wisconsin Badgers at Honda Center. Image by Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

  • Mar 29, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Arizona Wildcats center Kaleb Tarczewski (35) and Wisconsin Badgers forward Frank Kaminsky (44) jump for the opening tipoff during the first half in the finals of the west regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship tournament at Honda Center. Image by Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

  • Mar 29, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; General view of Honda Center during the first half in the finals of the west regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship tournament between the Arizona Wildcats and the Wisconsin Badgers. Image by Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

  • Mar 29, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Wisconsin Badgers guard Traevon Jackson (12) dribbles against Arizona Wildcats guard T.J. McConnell (4) during the first half in the finals of the west regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship tournament at Honda Center. Image by Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

  • Mar 29, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Wisconsin Badgers forward Frank Kaminsky (right) dribbles against Arizona Wildcats center Kaleb Tarczewski (left) during the first half in the finals of the west regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship tournament at Honda Center. Image by Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

  • Mar 29, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; A Wisconsin Badgers fan holds up a sign before the finals of the west regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship tournament against the Arizona Wildcats at Honda Center. Image by Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

  • Mar 29, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Arizona Wildcats head coach Sean Miller instructs against the Wisconsin Badgers during the first half in the finals of the west regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship tournament at Honda Center. Image by Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

  • Mar 29, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Wisconsin Badgers fans celebrate against the Arizona Wildcats during the first half in the finals of the west regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship tournament at Honda Center. Image by Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

  • Mar 29, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Arizona Wildcats guard Elliott Pitts (24) blocks the shot of Wisconsin Badgers guard Josh Gasser (21) during the first half in the finals of the west regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship tournament at Honda Center. Image by Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

  • Mar 29, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Arizona Wildcats center Kaleb Tarczewski (35) and guard T.J. McConnell (4) celebrate against the Wisconsin Badgers during the first half in the finals of the west regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship tournament at Honda Center. Image by Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

  • Mar 29, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Wisconsin Badgers forward Nigel Hayes (10) shoots the ball against Arizona Wildcats forward Aaron Gordon (11) during the first half in the finals of the west regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship tournament at Honda Center. Image by Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

  • Mar 29, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Wisconsin Badgers head coach Bo Ryan instructs in a team huddle against the Arizona Wildcats during the first half in the finals of the west regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship tournament at Honda Center. Image by Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

  • Mar 29, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Arizona Wildcats guard Nick Johnson (13) shoots the ball against Wisconsin Badgers forward Frank Kaminsky (44) during the first half in the finals of the west regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship tournament at Honda Center. Image by Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

  • Mar 29, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Wisconsin Badgers head coach Bo Ryan instructs in a team huddle against the Arizona Wildcats during the first half in the finals of the west regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship tournament at Honda Center. Image by Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

  • Mar 29, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Wisconsin Badgers head coach Bo Ryan reacts against the Arizona Wildcats during the first half in the finals of the west regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship tournament at Honda Center. Image by Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

  • Mar 29, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Wisconsin Badgers head coach Bo Ryan (right) argues with NCAA official Mike Eades (left) during the first half in the finals of the west regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship tournament against the Arizona Wildcats at Honda Center. Image by Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

  • Mar 29, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Wisconsin Badgers guard Ben Brust (1) shoots the ball against Arizona Wildcats forward Aaron Gordon (right) during the first half in the finals of the west regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship tournament at Honda Center. Image by Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

  • Mar 29, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Wisconsin Badgers cheerleaders perform against the Arizona Wildcats during the first half in the finals of the west regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship tournament at Honda Center. Image by Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

  • Mar 29, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Wisconsin Badgers guard Bronson Koenig (left) dribbles against Arizona Wildcats guard Elliott Pitts (right) during the first half in the finals of the west regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship tournament at Honda Center. Image by Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

  • Mar 29, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Arizona Wildcats head coach Sean Miller (right) high-fives guard Gabe York (1) against the Wisconsin Badgers during the first half in the finals of the west regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship tournament at Honda Center. Image by Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

  • Mar 29, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Wisconsin Badgers forward Nigel Hayes (10) shoots the ball against Arizona Wildcats center Kaleb Tarczewski (35) during the second half in the finals of the west regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship tournament at Honda Center. Image by Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

  • Mar 29, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Arizona Wildcats forward Aaron Gordon (11) is defended by Wisconsin Badgers forward Sam Dekker (15) during the second half in the finals of the west regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship tournament at Honda Center. Image by Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

  • Mar 29, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Wisconsin Badgers players celebrate against the Arizona Wildcats during the second half in the finals of the west regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship tournament at Honda Center. Image by Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

  • Mar 29, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Wisconsin Badgers guard Bronson Koenig (24) celebrates after making a basket against the Arizona Wildcats during the second half in the finals of the west regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship tournament at Honda Center. Image by Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

  • Mar 29, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Wisconsin Badgers guard Josh Gasser (21) reacts against the Arizona Wildcats during the second half in the finals of the west regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship tournament at Honda Center. Image by Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

  • Mar 29, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Wisconsin Badgers head coach Bo Ryan watches against the Arizona Wildcats during the second half in the finals of the west regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship tournament at Honda Center. Image by Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

  • Mar 29, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Arizona Wildcats guard Nick Johnson (13) shoots the ball against Wisconsin Badgers forward Frank Kaminsky (44) during the second half in the finals of the west regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship tournament at Honda Center. Image by Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

  • Mar 29, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Wisconsin Badgers players celebrate against the Arizona Wildcats during the second half in the finals of the west regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship tournament at Honda Center. Image by Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

  • Mar 29, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Arizona Wildcats forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (center) shoots the ball against Wisconsin Badgers forward Sam Dekker (15) and forward Frank Kaminsky (44) during the second half in the finals of the west regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship tournament at Honda Center. Image by Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

  • Mar 29, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Wisconsin Badgers players celebrate against the Arizona Wildcats during overtime in the finals of the west regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship tournament at Honda Center. Image by Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

  • Mar 29, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Arizona Wildcats head coach Sean Miller (far left) instructs against the Wisconsin Badgers during overtime in the finals of the west regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship tournament at Honda Center. Image by Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

  • Mar 29, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Arizona Wildcats head coach Sean Miller (second from left) instructs in a huddle against the Wisconsin Badgers during overtime in the finals of the west regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship tournament at Honda Center. Image by Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

  • Mar 29, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Wisconsin Badgers players celebrate after overtime in the finals of the west regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship tournament against the Arizona Wildcats at Honda Center. The Badgers defeated the Wildcats 64-63. Image by Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

  • Mar 29, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Wisconsin Badgers players celebrate after overtime in the finals of the west regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship tournament against the Arizona Wildcats at Honda Center. The Badgers defeated the Wildcats 64-63. Image by Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

  • Mar 29, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Wisconsin Badgers players celebrate after overtime in the finals of the west regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship tournament against the Arizona Wildcats at Honda Center. The Badgers defeated the Wildcats 64-63. Image by Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

  • Mar 29, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Wisconsin Badgers players celebrate after overtime in the finals of the west regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship tournament against the Arizona Wildcats at Honda Center. The Badgers defeated the Wildcats 64-63. Image by Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

  • Mar 29, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Wisconsin Badgers head coach Bo Ryan (right) celebrates with athletic director Barry Alvarez (left) after overtime in the finals of the west regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship tournament against the Arizona Wildcats at Honda Center. The Badgers defeated the Wildcats 64-63. Image by Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

  • Mar 29, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Wisconsin Badgers head coach Bo Ryan (left) celebrates with athletic director Barry Alvarez (right) after overtime in the finals of the west regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship tournament against the Arizona Wildcats at Honda Center. The Badgers defeated the Wildcats 64-63. Image by Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

  • Mar 29, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Wisconsin Badgers head coach Bo Ryan is raised up by his team after overtime in the finals of the west regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship tournament against the Arizona Wildcats at Honda Center. The Badgers defeated the Wildcats 64-63. Image by Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

  • Mar 29, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Wisconsin Badgers head coach Bo Ryan is raised up by his team after overtime in the finals of the west regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship tournament against the Arizona Wildcats at Honda Center. The Badgers defeated the Wildcats 64-63. Image by Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

  • Mar 29, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Wisconsin Badgers players celebrate after overtime in the finals of the west regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship tournament against the Arizona Wildcats at Honda Center. The Badgers defeated the Wildcats 64-63. Image by Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

  • Mar 29, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Wisconsin Badgers guard Ben Brust (1) celebrates cutting the net after overtime in the finals of the west regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship tournament against the Arizona Wildcats at Honda Center. The Badgers defeated the Wildcats 64-63. Image by Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

  • Mar 29, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Wisconsin Badgers forward Frank Kaminsky (44) celebrates cutting the net after overtime in the finals of the west regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship tournament against the Arizona Wildcatsat Honda Center. The Badgers defeated the Wildcats 64-63. Image by Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

  • Mar 29, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Wisconsin Badgers forward Frank Kaminsky (44) celebrates after overtime in the finals of the west regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship tournament against the Arizona Wildcats at Honda Center. The Badgers defeated the Wildcats 64-63. Image by Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

  • Mar 29, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Wisconsin Badgers head coach Bo Ryan is raised up by his team after overtime in the finals of the west regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship tournament against the Arizona Wildcats at Honda Center. The Badgers defeated the Wildcats 64-63. Image by Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

HAWTHORN WOODS, IL - Badgers guard Ben Brust wears jersey #1, is a senior on Coach Bo Ryan's squad, loves race cars, and is the youngest of four siblings.

"Ben is a pretty reserved guy," his older brother Jonathan said. "He has a great outgoing personality once you get to know him."

Ben's always been good at basketball, according to his big brother.

"You could tell he was going to be (special) when he was drawing up plays at seven years old," he said.

Jonathan is nine years older and realized Ben was better than him when Ben was 14.

"That's when I stopped playing him one-on-one," Jonathan said. "Because I knew I'd lose."

What kind of kid was Ben?

"He was definitely a pip-squeak," Jonathan laughed. "He was always in my face and chirping [at me]. That's when we'd put him in his place and he'd go cry to mom and dad."

Truth be told, Jonathan is proud of his little brother. It'll be he who's sobbing if the Badgers win it all on Monday.

"I'll be crying," he admitted. "What better way to [end your college career] than by going to the Final Four?"