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Wisconsin lands Ohio State transfer Micah Potter

The former Buckeye big man finds a home with the Badgers

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Good news for the Wisconsin men’s basketball program, as head coach Greg Gard announced on Monday via press release that Ohio State forward Micah Potter will transfer to UW.

According to UW in the released statement, the 6’9, 240-pound Potter will join the team during the semester break next year “and will be eligible to play beginning in December of 2019.”

According to 247Sports’s Evan Flood, Wisconsin may try to get Potter eligible for the full 2019-20 season rather than missing the first semester. As of now, he can play for the Badgers after that next season’s first semester and the 2020-21 campaign.

“It’s a perfect fit,” Gard said in a released statement, “in terms of our system, how he plays, how we play with our bigs and what he can bring to the table as a player. When you look at transfers, you have to do your due diligence from a cultural standpoint and make sure they’re going to be about the right things. There’s no doubt Micah is about the team first and he wants to be part of something bigger than himself. He understands the big picture.”

Potter played two seasons at Ohio State, participating in 59 games (16 starts) and averaging four points, three rebounds and 12 minutes per contest.

“I’m very excited about going to Wisconsin,” Potter said in a released statement. “Pretty much as soon as I got there on my visit, I fell in love with it. It’s hard not to like Madison. It’s beautiful there, and it’s Wisconsin basketball. You can’t get much better than that.”