Earlier this week, the Wisconsin Badgers got some exciting news as Wake Forest transfer Jahcobi Neath announced that he would be committing to the program. Neath joins a Wisconsin program that is set to transition to a new era under Greg Gard.
Neath spent two seasons at Wake Forest, contributing primarily as a bench player. He saw time in 50 games, starting nine and averaging 4.7 points and 1.8 rebounds per game. Neath figures to contribute in the backcourt and is listed at 6-foot-3 and 170 pounds. Along with Wisconsin, he also had offers from programs including Canisius, San Francisco, Tulane, UCF, UTEP, UTSA, and Western Kentucky.
We’ll have to see how Neath fits in with Wisconsin’s roster, considering the uncertainties regarding eligibility this season. We know Brad Davison will be back, but D’Mitrik Trice is still in the air. Either way, expect Neath to be a consistent contributor and in serious contention for a starting position. He will arrive on campus with sophomore eligibility.
Greg Gard and his staff likely aren’t done with the transfer market, but Badger fans have to be excited about where things sit at the moment.