The Wisconsin basketball team will be receiving a nice boost for the 2019-2020 season in Ohio State transfer Micah Potter.
The Wisconsin basketball team announced some good news on Monday when they shared that Ohio State transfer Micah Potter will enroll at Wisconsin next semester and will be eligible to play beginning second semester of 2019-2020.
Head coach Greg Gard called the 6-foot-9 forward a “perfect fit” for the Badgers’ system and he looks forward to the transfer joining the team. Even though Potter isn’t eligible until the second semester next year, Wisconsin is working hard to get him eligible for the whole season.
Potter played two seasons at Ohio State and averaged 4.1 points and 2.8 rebounds while shooting 32.4 percent from downtown. Despite the low averages, Gard is certain Potter is a team-first player, something that Gard and his program values. They believe Potter fits well not only on the court, but off it as well.
Potter reportedly visited Madison and loved it right away. The atmosphere was one of the biggest reasons he chose to come to Wisconsin over some of the other schools on his list. At least off the court, this appears to be a perfect match for the two sides.
There remain bigger question marks about how it will look on the court. Given Potter’s size, he can slide in as a forward for the Badgers. He has shown a little bit of that floor spacing ability Gard loves and that could be helpful alongside other floor-stretchers such as Aleem Ford and Nate Reuvers.
It’s difficult to project whether or not Potter will have a path to playing time next season, but backup minutes certainly seem to be there. The Badgers had a few scholarships remaining so this is likely where they’ll use one of them. Although he’s not a big name transfer, Potter will be a nice depth piece for the Badgers.