SEATTLE — Former University of Wisconsin guard Jordan Hill has finalized plans to transfer to Seattle University, a Jesuit Catholic College in the Western Athletic Conference.
Hill announced on Apr. 12 that he would be leaving the Badgers upon completing his degree this spring, enrolling elsewhere as a graduate transfer. While no specific reason was listed, it can be assumed playing time was a factor in his decision. While he averaged 15.6 minutes per game under the interim year of coach Greg Gard, his 2016-17 campaign saw that playing time decrease to 10.2 minutes per game.
Hill will be the eldest guard on the Redhawks roster, with redshirt seniors Manroop Clair and Brendan Westendorf playing out their final years of eligibility this past season.
MADISON | Badger guard Jordan Hill has decided to leave the Wisconsin men’s basketball program and will likely transfer to another school. Hill, a redshirt junior, has been granted his release to explore transfer options, head coach Greg Gard announced on Wednesday. Hill is scheduled to graduate from the University of Wisconsin in May.
According to a press released issued by the UW, Hill said “I am so grateful for the opportunity to spend four years studying and playing at Wisconsin. In May, I will be graduating with an incredible degree from a world class institution. Making the decision to leave the program was one of the hardest things I’ve had to do in life, but I had to make the best decision for myself. Thank you to everyone who has shown me love, my teammates who became brothers, coaches who never let me get stagnant, and all of the people on campus who educated a young man from Pasadena. I can never say enough because coming here was life-changing. I will always hold a special place in my heart for you, Wisconsin. I will forever be a Badger. On Wisconsin!”
Hill played in 76 games at UW, with one start. He averaged 1.5 points, 1.1 rebounds and 9.9 minutes in 35 games last season.
The departure of four senior starters and Hill leaves UW with eight scholarship players on the current roster. Wisconsin signed three players in November – Kobe King, Nathan Reuvers and Brad Davison.
It is possible the Badgers will be adding another scholarship player before next season.