Badgers Land Ohio State Transfer Micah Potter

Badgers Land Ohio State Transfer Micah Potter

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Badgers Land Ohio State Transfer Micah Potter

MADISON, Wis. – Addressing the upcomingu departure of three senior post players, including All-American Ethan Happ, Wisconsin head coach Greg Gard successfully landed Micah Potter, a 6-9, 240-pound forward Monday.

The Mentor, Ohio, native will join the Badgers at semester break and be eligible to play beginning in December of 2019.

“Wisconsin had my heart from the get-go,” Potter, who visited the Madison campus the weekend of November 17-18, told UWBadgers.com.

“Wisconsin has the prototypical style of play for a guy with my skill set. That was a big thing. Another thing was how I would fit in with the team and my future teammates. Brad Davison was my host for the visit and he had a big impact. He made me feel at home through the whole process.”

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.

Potter elected to transfer after he had 13 points (4-of-4 from the field) and 6 rebounds in Ohio State’s exhibition win over UNC Pembroke on Nov.1. That game didn’t count against his eligibility.

“I have no bad blood with Coach Holtmann or Ohio State or anything like that,” Potter said. “I just wasn’t maximizing my potential, I wasn’t maximizing my potential because I wasn’t fitting, and I wasn’t playing well. I was performing only in flashes. The style of play was not what fits my skill set.”

“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.”

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