MADISON, Wi. Micah Potter, a 6-9, 240-pound forward from Mentor, Ohio, is transferring to the University of Wisconsin to play men's basketball, head coach Greg Gard announced Monday. He will join the Badgers at semester break and will be eligible to play beginning in December of 2019.
Potter comes to Madison after two seasons at Ohio State where he appeared in 59 games, including 16 starts. The first true freshman to start a season opener for the Buckeyes since Jared Sullinger, Potter averaged 4.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 12.0 minutes per game with a career high of 17 points against Texas Southern in 2017.
“I’m very excited about going to Wisconsin,” Potter said. “Pretty much as soon as I got there on my visit, I fell in love with it. It’s hard not to like Madison. It’s beautiful there, and its Wisconsin basketball. You can’t get much better than that.”
“It’s a perfect fit,” Gard said, “in terms of our system, how he plays, how we play with our bigs and what he can bring to the table as a player. When you look at transfers, you have to do your due diligence from a cultural standpoint and make sure they’re going to be about the right things. There’s no doubt Micah is about the team first and he wants to be part of something bigger than himself. He understands the big picture.”