Wisconsin Badgers senior forward Tyler Wahl has announced that he will return to the program for his fifth season. He is able to use a fifth year of eligibility due to the impact the Coronavirus had on the 2020-21 college basketball season. This is big news for the Badgers and Head Coach Greg Gard who are hoping for a better season during the 2023-24 college basketball season. Wahl should be a preseason pick for a few Big Ten awards now that he is officially returning to the team. The Badgers will look to compete hard in the Big Ten.
Tyler Wahl tells me that he’s returning to Wisconsin next season and will use his additional year of eligibility.
Significant Big Ten News.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) April 4, 2023
This past season as a senior with the Wisconsin Badgers, Tyler Wahl averaged 11.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 1.2 steals per game. He paired those numbers with a field goal percentage of 42.3 percent and a three-point percentage of 29.4 percent. While the Badgers did not make the 2023 NCAA Tournament, they will hope to change that with Wahl coming back for the 2023-24 college basketball season. Head Coach Greg Gard is rumored to be on the hot seat and a tournament appearance could be needed to fix that this upcoming season. Wahl returning could be exactly what the team needs, but more changes will need to be made.