Wisconisn Basketball has added their second commit from the transfer portal. Wofford transfer Max Klesmit announced on his Twitter page last night his commitment to the Badgers. Most Wisconsin fans will know Klesmit as he hails from Neenah Wisconsin. Klesmit joins Racine native and UWGB transfer Kamari McGee as the transfers the Badger have added this offseason.
I’m home. ❤️🤍 pic.twitter.com/lqWXtWTr1O
— Max Klesmit (@maxkle2) April 30, 2022
Max Klesmit is a 6’3 190 pound guard who began his career at Wofford. Last season, he averaged 14.9 points per game, 2.8 rebounds per game, and 1.9 assists a game. Against power 5 competition, he averaged 18 points a game, including a career high 27 points against South Carolina. Klesmit also shot 34% from three last season. He earned third team all Southern Conference. The Neenah native has two years of eligibility remaining and three if he uses his COVID year.
I really like this addition for the Badgers for a few reasons. First, Klesmit can get buckets and has shown he can play well against the power five conferences. I would imagine Wisconsin will have another tough non-conference and Big Ten schedule next season. Experience matters and Klesmit brings that.
I also like the move because it’s another Wisconsin native coming home. The Badgers are now bringing players back to their home state. This might be one of the best parts about the transfer portal. Players have the chance to return home and live out their dream of playing for their favorite team growing up. Neenah is less than two hours from Madison so his family can come watch whenever they want.
This is also a good replacement for Brad Davison and/or Johnny Davis. Although it’s early, I would put Klesmit as the starting shooting guard right now.
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