Trevor Anderson was the senior on the Wisconsin basketball team many, including myself, thought could return for a final year in Madison. With the NCAA granting an extra year of eligibility, every senior on the team could have returned.
Micah Potter, Aleem Ford, D’Mitrik Trice, and Nate Reuvers have all publicly posted their goodbyes to fans. Davison is likely going to be gone as well. With nothing but youth coming into the program, it would make sense if Anderson came back for another year. He would likely be a starter and would surely be the veteran presence on the team.
At the same time, all of the guys his age that he’s been playing with for years will all be gone, so it wasn’t too much of a surprise when it was announced that he was entering the transfer portal.
Another year of eligibility will allow Trevor Anderson to find a program that is the right fit for him and hopefully have a big role. I’m sure it won’t take long for Anderson to find a suitor. Hopefully, wherever he goes, he will have a successful final season.
With Anderson leaving, the Badgers will look to a pair of true freshmen as their primary ball handlers next year. Chucky Hepburn and Lorne Bowman will be in line to run the offense. This isn’t unfamiliar territory for the Badgers. It wasn’t long ago they had D’Mitrik Trice and Brad Davison running the offense while they were both underclassmen.
If they don’t want to go that route, they could also look to the transfer portal to find a point guard with some experience.
With Anderson gone, the Badgers will go from being a very experienced and seasoned team (as we’ve all heard on broadcasts last season) to a very young team.