NIU Transfer Xavier Amos Commits to Badgers

The second commitment to the Badgers is a stretch four with starting experience.
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After landing guard Camren Hunter from Central Arkansas first, Badger basketball and Greg Gard secured their second transfer from the portal with the addition of former NIU forward Xavier Amos.

As a potential Tyler Wahl replacement, Amos will slide in at four spot in the Badgers lineup. He averaged 13.8 points, 5.8 boards and 1.2 assists as a sophomore at NIU. As an added bonus, he added 1.2 blocks per game and shot 38% from downtown.

Amos will still have two years left of eligibility and should help to solidify the Badger frontcourt. The Badgers stayed patient and took their time in the portal and have now landed two solid mid-major players with starting experience.

With two players locked in and another Crystal Ball prediction on the horizon, Greg Gard will soon round out his roster, potentially even this week.