GREEN BAY, Wis (WBAY) - Linc Darner's highest profile recruit is no longer a member of the phoenix men's basketball team. Former state player of the year Trevor Anderson announcing on social media Wednesday that he is transferring to the Badgers.
The point guard will walk on at Wisconsin, and there is no guarantee he will earn a scholarship in the future. Due to NCAA transfer rules, he must sit out next season.
The freshman said in his social media post that it has been his dream to play for the Badgers. Anderson reiterated that Wednesday night. "I mean Green Bay was great and all, but I just in the back of my mind didn't really want to be there I guess. I wanted to try something new," Anderson said. "Obviously, most people around the state know I wanted to be a Badger from the get go. And as the year played out, it just kind of made it clear in my mind and in my heart that I wanted to try that."
Anderson helped lead Stevens Point High School to back to back state championships, and was a perfect fit for Darner's RP40 system. But his freshman season was cut short by a back injury. He started in all 20 games he played, averaging just under 10 points and shooting 40-percent from the field; he finishing 3rd on the team in made three pointers even though he missed the final 12 games of the season.
Just two weeks ago, Darner told Action 2 Sports he was excited that Anderson was healthy and eager to have him back, so this is surprising news.
Darner released this statement through UWGB early Wednesday evening: “It has been Trevor's dream to play at Wisconsin growing up. We enjoyed the opportunity to coach Trevor and getting to know his family and we wish him nothing but the best moving forward. “