According to a press release from the school, Wisconsin redshirt junior guard Jordan Hill has decided to leave the Badgers and has been granted his release to transfer elsewhere. This is a noteworthy loss for the Badgers
In what was generally considered to be a successful season for the Badgers, Hill averaged 10.2 minutes, 1.5 points, and 1.1 rebounds per game. However, he was a frequent sight on the floor, playing in a total of 35 games.
As a recruit, Hill entered with little fanfare. He was a three-star on the 247Composite and didn’t even earn a ranking from 247Sports. His offer sheet was largely filled with mid-major schools and he was arguably the least regarded recruit in Wisconsin’s 2013 recruiting class.
Hill never turned into a great player for the Badgers, but he did have his moments, particularly when Bronson Koenig went out with injury. He also came up big in some key games down the stretch, scoring five points in the team’s win over Northwestern in the Big Ten Tournament and playing 10 minutes in the team’s NCAA Tournament win over Virginia Tech.
The good news is that with young players like D’Mitrik Trice returning in the backcourt and some new prospects arriving in the summer, Wisconsin should have more than enough firepower to replace Hill’s contributions.