Earlier this week, the Wisconsin Badgers got some exciting news as Cincinnati transfer Chris Vogt announced his commitment to the program. Vogt should add some valuable depth upfront as Greg Gard and staff look to rebuild after some key departures.
Vogt is listed at 7-foot-1 and 260 pounds and has spent the last four years at Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati. He’s played in 101 career college games, including 53 with the Bearcats. During last season, Vogt averaged 19.4 minutes, 5.0 points, and 3.5 rebounds per game, which was a moderate step back from his 2019-’20 season. Most of this was due to the emergence of freshman Tari Eason, who took over a huge hunk of Vogt’s playing time.
Considering how much Wisconsin lost this offseason, it’s hard to square exactly how Vogt will factor in with the Badgers this season. Micah Potter and Nate Reuvers dominated the team’s frontcourt minutes last year, but are now both heading to the next level. While that implies there should be a major opening for Vogt, expect freshmen Ben Carlson and Steven Crowl to get a serious look as well. Don’t be surprised if Vogt ends up being a reliable depth piece for the team by season’s end.
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.