Badger Basketball Lands Missouri Transfer John Tonje in Surprise Turn of Events

More help is on the way in a busy transfer week for the Badgers.
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The third transfer to commit to the Badgers this week is Missouri's John Tonje. Tonje had originally announced his commitment to New Mexico just a few days ago, but seemingly had a change of heart.

The 6'6" guard missed nearly all of last season for the Tigers, but was a beast for Colorado State the year prior. He averaged 14.7 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game on 47% shooting, including an impressive 39% from three.

Coach Gard was very happy to add Tonje by saying, “We are thrilled to add John Tonje to our team for next season. His five years of experience and production at a high level will be extremely valuable to our program. John has good positional size, strength, and the ability to help impact our team immediately on both ends of the floor. He is a multidimensional wing with the ability to shoot the 3, score off the bounce and get to the free throw line. Everything about John as a person, student and player is in line with who we want in our locker room. His presence will be noticeable from day one.”

Tonje brings veteran experience to the roster and good shooting to help replace some of the production left by new Kansas Jayhawk AJ Storr.

After a slow start in the portal, the Badgers have gotten into gear this week with a couple of big commitments. Both Camren Hunter and Tonje missed the majority of the previous year so Wisconsin was presumably able to get some quality players at a discount.