Wisconsin basketball begins practice for the 2022-23 season

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Wisconsin Badgers coach Greg Gard and his team returned to the court on Monday, marking UW’s first official practice of the 2022-23 college basketball season.

UW, the reigning Big Ten regular season champions, enter the new season without many of the faces that helped make the title famous. Gone were Johnny Davis (NBA), Brad Davison (prom) and the team’s top three reserves, most notably Chris Vogt.

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During the off-season, Wisconsin fought those losses by bringing in Wofford guard Max Clesmith and UW-Green Bay point guard Kamari McGee to help regain lost depth.

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Luckily, UW is bringing back a solid backbone to build a team around, consisting of Chucky Hepburn, Tyler Wahl and Stephen Crawl, who were in the starting lineup last season.

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The coaching staff is also counting on the likes of Jordan Davis, Jacoby Neath, Chris Hodges, Marcus Ilver, Isaac Linsey and Carter Gilmour to make significant strides forward after an entire off-season of development.

Connor Essegian, the only Wisconsin Fellow in the 2022 cycle, made a splash during the team’s overseas trip and is an interesting young sniper to keep an eye on.

The first day of training for the Wisconsin men’s basketball program has officially ended.

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Source: sports.yahoo.com

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