There’s no time to dwell on losses and past seasons in college basketball, and the Badgers sure aren’t doing so. Several Badger seniors have already announced their departure from the program. Subsequently, UW is active in the transfer portal, looking to fill empty roster spots. Five days after their 2020-2021 season ended, Wisconsin’s team has a new addition. University of Nevada, Las Vegas guard Isaac Lindsey is transferring to UW as a preferred walk-on.
Lindsey is a native of Mineral Point, WI where he excelled in football, basketball, and baseball at Mineral Point High School. In basketball, he was a two-time first-team All-State selection. As a junior, Lindsey averaged 20.5 points, four rebounds, and four assists a game for the Pointers. However, he played just five games as a senior due to an injury he suffered during football season. In addition, he did not play this past season at UNLV, his true freshman year, due to recovering from off-season surgery.
Lindsey entered the transfer portal after former UNLV head coach TJ Otzelberger took the head coach position at Iowa State. After announcing his decision, Lindsey had several schools show interest in him including UW-Milwaukee, North Dakota, and Pennsylvania, among others.
Lindsey will join a very young Wisconsin squad and will have four years of eligibility remaining. He could see minutes right away next season, as Wisconsin’s rotation is very much up in the air at this time. With lack of experience being one of the biggest issues for the Badgers heading into next season, it’s likely that Lindsey will not be the only transfer Greg Gard and his staff pursue this offseason. UW’s new guard is a versatile addition to the program and has the ability to play multiple positions for the Badgers.
Lindsey announced his decision on Twitter saying: “I am excited to be coming home! After a great conversation with Coach Gard this morning, I have accepted a PWO to the University of Wisconsin! #OnWisconsin”
— Isaac Lindsey (@IsaacLindsey10) March 27, 2021