Wisconsin updated their 2022-2023 men’s basketball roster on Thursday with the addition of two new walk-ons. Guard Ross Candelino (Jacksonville, Fla.) out of Ponte Vedra High School and guard Isaac Gard (Oregon) out of Oregon High School are the newest members of the
Hey, wait a minute.
That second guy’s last name looks familiar! According to his bio on UWBadgers, this Gard is the son of Greg Gard...the head coach of the Wisconsin Badgers men’s basketball team!
I did not even know that Gard had a son...who was college-aged...and played basketball, so I learned a lot on Thursday afternoon. As a senior at Oregon, he started all 14 games averaging 9.6 points and shot 39 percent from 3-point range, winning varsity letters for three years.
Candelino averaged 14.2 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game as a senior at Ponte Vedra High School, helping secure a berth in the Class 6A title game with a 27-4 record. His father, Anthony, played at Marquette for two years (1987-1989).
Presumably we won’t see these two on the court much during their UW careers but if you do, remember that you learned about them by reading a post on Bucky’s 5th Quarter.