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Tai Strickland tweets intention to transfer from Wisconsin

The true freshman plans to play elsewhere

Dan Sanger

After one season in the Wisconsin program, true freshman guard Tai Strickland tweeted on Tuesday that he will transfer.

Strickland played in 16 games in his first year at UW during the 2018-19 season, averaging 1.8 points per game in 3.1 minutes per contest. He made nine of 21 attempts from the field overall and shot 4-of-8 from three-point range.

The Tampa, Fla., native scored a career-high 14 points and dished out six assists in 17 minutes during a non-conference win against Savannah State on Dec. 13.

However, he played sparingly during the Big Ten Conference season, playing in just seven contests since the Jan. 6 win at Penn State.

Strickland showcased some developing skills late in games, and as noted in one of our recent Bucky’s 5th Podcast episodes, he displayed the tendency to show some “WOW” plays as a member of the scout team.

Heading into next season, D’Mitrik Trice, Brad Davison, Kobe King, Brevin Pritzl and Trevor Anderson will now likely be competing for minutes in the backcourt. What head coach Greg Gard now does with an open scholarship will also be something to watch for who remains unsigned for the current 2019 class and the upcoming 2020 class.

A couple of teammates responded to Strickland’s departure via social media: