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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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Xavier Amos

Amos, a native of Chicago, Illinois, spent the past two seasons at Northern Illinois, averaging 13.8 PPG and 5.8 RPG during his sophomore year. The 6-foot-8 power forward only appeared in seven games in 2022-23 -- his freshman year -- after suffering a season-ending injury in late November.

Where Xavier Amos fits in the rotation

Amos landing in Madison is the presumed replacement for Tyler Wahl at the four. Given where the roster stands, it is likely that Amos will find himself in the starting rotation come November. Where Amos excels -- and differentiates himself from Tyler Wahl -- is the fact that he is a viable stretch-four option. Amos shot 38.5% from behind the arc and 4.2 attempts per game. Amos had four games in which he connected on four or more triples in a game.

In addition to being a threat from deep, Amos was efficient at the rim, shooting 66.3%, according to Hoop Math, and 57.2% from inside the arc altogether. These are the exact shooting splits that will help Wisconsin continue its resurgence on the offensive end of the floor. Amos should pair nicely with Steven Crowl at the five in the frontcourt while Carter Gilmore serves as a respectable, reliable backup depth piece at the four.