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Hill leaves Wisconsin basketball program

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Jeff Potrykus
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Wisconsin reserve guard Jordan Hill, a redshirt junior from Pasadena, Calif., has decided to transfer to another school.

UW officials on Wednesday confirmed the decision by Hill, who was granted a release by UW coach Greg Gard.

“I am so grateful for the opportunity to spend four years studying and playing at Wisconsin,” Hill said in a UW release. “In May, I will be graduating with an incredible degree from a world class institution. Making the decision to leave the program was one of the hardest things I've had to do in life, but I had to make the best decision for myself.

“Thank you to everyone who has shown me love, my teammates who became brothers, coaches who never let me get stagnant, and all of the people on campus who educated a young man from Pasadena. I can never say enough because coming here was life-changing. I will always hold a special place in my heart for you, Wisconsin."

Hill played in 76 games at UW, with one start. He averaged 1.5 points, 1.1 rebounds and 9.9 minutes in 35 games last season.

Those numbers were down from 2015-'16, when Hill averaged 2.9 points, 1.4 rebounds and 15.6 minutes per game.

The departure of four senior starters and Hill leaves UW with eight scholarship players on the current roster. UW signed three players in November—Kobe King, Nathan Reuvers and Brad Davison.

Gard is open to pursuing a graduate transfer so it is possible the Badgers will be adding a scholarship player before next season.

“We want to thank Jordan for his dedication to our program and congratulate him on getting his degree,” Gard said in a UW release. “He was a valuable member of some very successful teams at Wisconsin. We wish him well and will do whatever we can to help him both on and off the court moving forward.”


Last updated: 8:29 pm Wednesday, April 12, 2017


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