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Samford grad transfer Wyatt Walker reportedly visiting Wisconsin

The Badgers also offered 2019 SF Malik Hall.

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NCAA Basketball: Samford at Cincinnati David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

As the 2017–18 college basketball season concluded, it appeared the Wisconsin men’s basketball program would be looking to add a potential grad transfer with Andy Van Vliet leaving.

It appears the Badgers now have interest in Samford center Wyatt Walker, with the big man “expected to visit” sometime next week, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Jeff Potrykus and the Wisconsin State Journal’s Jim Polzin. Both stories note that the 6’9, 240-pound Walker should graduate this May with two years of eligibility remaining.

Walker played in only two games last season due to a leg injury, but averaged double-digits in scoring the previous two years (10.6 in 2015–16, 12.9 in 2016–17). He also snagged nearly 10 rebounds during the 2016–17 season. Though his statistics show he is not a three-point threat (2-of-10 for his collegiate career), he is a career 73.9 percent free-throw shooter.

SB Nation’s Backing the Pack noted Walker will visit N.C. State this weekend.

Wisconsin offers 2019 four-star forward Malik Hall

On Monday, 2019 small forward Malik Hall announced on Twitter that the UW coaching staff offered him.

Hall is a four-star recruit according to 247Sports (both composite and standalone rankings) and Rivals, with Rivals listing him as the No. 50 player in the country and 247Sports composite noting him as the No. 54 player.

247Sports shows 16 offers for the Wichita, Kan. (Sunrise Christian Academy) native, including Kansas, Purdue, Butler, Iowa, Ohio State, and Oklahoma, among others.

Read more about Hall’s reaction to the offer and when he hopes to visit Wisconsin from 247Sports ($).