Some disappointing news of out Madison on Thursday, as the UW Sports Medicine Staff announced that sophomore guard Trevor Anderson will undergo knee surgery and miss the rest of the 2018-19 season.
Anderson, who sat out last year after transferring from UW-Green Bay, was averaging 6.9 minutes per game (nice) and had scored 13 points, grabbed nine boards and dished out three assists on the year. His five-point outburst against N.C. State in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge helped ignite a Badgers comeback.
The guard re-aggravated a knee injury in Wisconsin’s road win at Iowa on Nov. 30 that he suffered during preseason practice.
While not an integral part of the rotation yet, Anderson was quickly becoming a fan favorite with his high-energy play and intensity on the court. He is also a valuable player due to his ball handling ability when redshirt sophomore D’Mitrik Trice needed a breather. Sophomore Brad Davison will probably start seeing his minutes staggered with Trice’s, and true freshman Tai Strickland will see an uptick in playing time as well.
Sure, #Badgers sophomore guard Trevor Anderson was only averaging 6.9 minutes in eight games (while playing at like 85 percent, mind you). But it’s a bigger loss than some might think. He was a competitive son of a gun who helped set the tone in practice.
— Jim Polzin (@JimPolzinWSJ) December 6, 2018
In his one year career at UW-Green Bay, the Stevens Point, Wis., native averaged 9.8 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game with the Phoenix. As far as getting this year back via a redshirt, since he’s only appeared in eight games: it will be harder than you think.
To people asking about #Badgers Trevor Anderson getting a “medical” redshirt….He has already redshirted. He would have to appeal for an extra year on the back end.
— Jeff Potrykus (@jaypo1961) December 6, 2018
We wish Anderson well in his recovery and can’t wait to see him back on the court next season.