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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Cam Hunter

Hunter, a native of Bryant, Arkansas, spent the past three seasons at Central Arkansas after missing the entirety of the 2023-24 season due to a foot injury. 2022-23, Hunter led the team in scoring and assists, averaging 16.9 PPG, 5.0 RPG and 3.7 APG. His freshman year was just as solid, averaging 14.1 PPG, 4.9 RPG and 3.4 APG while leading the team in points and assists. 

Where Cam Hunter fits in the rotation

The addition of Hunter is the sure-fire replacement for Chucky Hepburn, bolstering the Badger's depth in the backcourt. Hunter, who started in 60 of 60 games at Central Arkansas, is a well-rounded, versatile piece who can play both on the ball and off the ball -- something that will surely add value as Wisconsin begins to learn how each piece fits best in the new-look roster. 

Although Hunter stands at just 6-foot-3, 40% of his shots were at the rim, according to Hoop Math, making him a viable pick-and-roll, ball screen handling option. Even with a high-volume role offensively at Central Arkansas, his three-point shooting averages were not his strong suit, shooting a career 28.7 percent from behind the arc. 

How Hunter will fit into the rotation is a bit of a mystery. Moving from the A-Sun to the Big Ten might be a hefty jump after missing all last season. Even if it can take some time to knock the rust off, Greg Gard and Co. would not have gone after him in the portal if they did not believe he could be a valuable piece in 2024-25. Expect Hunter to slot into the 6th man role, and possibly the starting PG role, sharing ball-handling duties with incoming freshman Daniel Freitag (who we will talk about later) with Max Klesmit at the two.