True freshman Tai Strickland took to Twitter Tuesday afternoon announcing his intentions to transfer away from Wisconsin.
Strickland was a part of Wisconsin’s 2018 basketball recruiting class along with red shirt big men Taylor Currie and Joe Hedstrom. The Badger’s point guard proved too much for Strickland who couldn’t crack the rotation, despite an early season-ending injury from Trevor Anderson.
Coach Greg Gard and the Badgers ultimately decided not to redshirt the point guard from Tampa and as a result, Strickland saw limited minutes. Strickland, son of NBA player Rod Strickland, played in 14 games this season and notably had a season high 14 points, nailing three 3-pointers in Wisconsin’s early season matchup with Savannah State.
With the departure of Strickland, the Badgers will be eager to get class of 2020 commit Lorne Bowman on campus after next season. Strickland’s transfer will mark the program’s fourth transfer in the last three seasons.