Trevor Anderson is one of the Wisconsin basketball players that are transferring out of the program. Like Nate Reuvers and Walt McGrory, Anderson was a senior this past season but has an extra year of eligibility after the NCAA granted waivers for the 2020-21 season. All three have chosen to continue their basketball careers, just not with the Badgers.
The Badgers had seven seniors and six who played regularly. Most had already announced their intentions before Trevor Anderson, so some felt maybe he’d want to stick around for another year in Madison. Certainly with D’Mitrik Trice leaving, there would be an open spot at the starting point guard position. The Badgers do, however, have a pair of freshmen coming in.
Lorne Bowman was going to be a freshman this past season but sat out the season for non-basketball-related reasons. We will be able to see him in action next year. In addition to Bowman, the Badgers are bringing in the floor general from Bellevue West High School in Nebraska, Chucky Hepburn. There’s a lot of excitement with this pair of young incoming guards. While Anderson could have been in line to start for the Badgers, I’m sure there weren’t any guarantees.
My guess is that Anderson wanted to go somewhere where he could play a lot more in his final season of eligibility. So it really wasn’t too big of a surprise when Anderson entered the transfer portal.
After a few weeks of being in the transfer portal, we now know where we can watch Trevor Anderson play next year. He announced that he will be heading to the Missouri Valley Conference to play for the Valparaiso (Valpo) University Crusaders.
— Zach Heilprin (@ZachHeilprin) April 8, 2021
Also, here’s a fun little nugget that may interest you; Jacob Ognacevic, a freshman, is from the state of Wisconsin. He dominated the prep level for Sheboygan Lutheran for multiple years, breaking a lot of Sam Dekker’s records. He and Anderson could form a nice duo for Valpo. It’s definitely something to watch for if you like watching college basketball outside of the Big Ten.
While it’s sad to see a guy like Trevor Anderson leave the Wisconsin basketball program, there are great things coming for the Badgers. We wish nothing but the best for Anderson in his final year and hope we can see him play in another NCAA Tournament next season.