Busting Brackets

Wisconsin Basketball: Breaking down Badgers newcomers for 2024-25 season

The Badgers will have plenty of new faces this year. Take a look at where they fare in the lineup.
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Entering the 2024-25 season, the Badgers will have a different look. Wisconsin, like many teams in college basketball, was not immune to the transfer portal bug, losing leading scorer AJ Storr to Kansas, three-year starting point guard Chucky Hepburn to Louisville and perimeter scoring threat Connor Essegian to Nebraska, among others.

Tyler Wahl, who started in 121 of 162 games during his five years in Madison, has graduated, leaving Greg Gard tasked with replacing three of Wisconsin’s five starters from a team that experienced many highs and many lows, snagging a five-seed before falling flat to James Madison in the Round of 64.

Now looking to turn the page, the Badgers will enter the 2024-25 season with tempered expectations. The roster is far from dire shape, yet given the whirlwind of an offseason the Badgers faced this spring, there seem to be more questions than answers regarding how their new pieces will fit in the new 18-team Big Ten.

Arriving in Madison are three transfers from the portal and three incoming freshmen, all expected to have a substantial impact. Take a look as we break down each incoming newcomer and analyze how they will fit into the rotation for the 2024-25 season.