The college basketball transfer portal opened Monday, and there are already more than 300 prospects for coaches to evaluate.
Wisconsin signed two players – McGee gambling And Max Klesmit – from the portal last low season, and the badgers are expected to be active again this winter and spring.
Below is a look at six players who will follow as head coaches early on Greg Gard and his staff.
Transfer from: Lehoog
Statistics 2022-23: 31.0 MIN, 14.2 PPG, 6.5 REB, 43.0 3P%
Why it makes sense: Evan An Illinois native, Taylor is a prospect the staff has been familiar with since his high school days at Glenbard West. The senior would give the Badgers a size athletic wing and a shot maker from the perimeter. Taylor, an All-Patriot League winner, has one year left in eligibility.
Transfer from: towson
Statistics 2022-23: 35.7 MIN, 17.7 PPG, 3.9 REB, 41.6 3P%
Why it makes sense: Like Taylor, Nicholas Timberlake could provide the Badgers with some outside shooting help and another proven veteran in the rotation. The senior was an All-CAA first-team pick this season.
Transfer from: Wyoming
Statistics 2022-23: 25 MIN, 2.1 AST, 14.5 PTS, 48.1 PG%
Why it makes sense: It will be interesting to see Wisconsin chasing dot and combo guards through the portal. McGee gambling came in late this season, but the Badgers could use someone like Noah Reynolds, who could provide backcourt help in both spots. Injuries (head) limited the Peoria, Illinois native last season, but he still finished as the Cowboys’ second leading scorer.
Transfer from: UIC
Statistics 2022-23: 35.1 MIN, 16.6 PPG, 7.0 REB, 45.6 FG%
Why it makes sense: Another decent-sized winger, Jace Carter, was a second-team member of the All-Missouri Valley Conference this season. Carter, who is eligible for another two years, is also recovering well from his position.
Transfer from: Wofford
Statistics 2022-23: 33.0 MIN, 49.3 FG%, 3.7 AST, 15.1 PPG
Why it makes sense: Like Reynolds, Jackson Paveletzke could provide assistance at both holding positions. Slightly below average, the former standout from Kimberly High School in Wisconsin was the Southern Conference Freshman of the Year. He gets early interest from a number of Division 1 programs.
Transfer from: Dartmouth
Statistics 2022-23: 23.3 MIN, 7.2 REB, 2.0 BLACK, 13.8 PTS
Why it makes sense: Add depth behind Steven Crowl should be a top priority for the Badgers this off-season. Dame Adelekun is said to be an accomplished presence in the paint, though at six feet tall, he’s a major undersize.
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