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Wisconsin Basketball Getting Return Visit From Top 2025 Recruiting Target

The Wisconsin men’s basketball coaching staff will reportedly get a return visit from one of their top 2025 recruiting targets.



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Greg Gard and the Wisconsin men’s basketball coaching staff hosted fast-rising 2025 top 150 forward EJ Walker out of Earlinger, Kentucky, on an unofficial visit in June.

“What stood out to me the most is the family environment and the winning mentality,” Walker told BadgerNotes.

As it stands, he holds offers from Cal, Dayton, Minnesota, Missouri, Northern Kentucky, Ohio State, Purdue, Texas A&M, West Virginia, Xavier, Wisconsin, and several other schools.

Now it appears the Badgers will get the talented forward back on campus because Jake Weingarten of StockRisers is reporting that the Wisconsin basketball program will get a return visit from the 6-foot-8, 220-pound forward that plays with Brad Beal Elite 16U on the AAU circuit.

Walker shared with BadgerNotes that he expects that visit to occur on September 16, after the recruiting dead period ends.

“I’m looking forward to getting back [to Wisconsin] and spending a couple of days with the staff,” Walker said.

Wisconsin Basketball Getting Another Early Visit From Talented 2025 Forward EJ Walker. 

It’s still incredibly early in the recruiting process for EJ Walker, but it’s encouraging that Wisconsin basketball is getting another visit. Anytime you can get a talented forward like Walker on campus and continue building a relationship is crucial.

He’s also visited Minnesota & Ohio State unofficially and will check out Notre Dame and Missouri this fall.

Assistant coach Sharif Chambliss has been the Badgers lead recruiter for Walker thus far and has played a critical role in putting UW in the mix for Walker’s services.

“I have been building a relationship with them since September,” Walker told BadgerNotes. “The relationship is good. We talk almost every week with Coach Chambliss. They have been to a couple of my games as well.”

The Kentucky native has a unique combination of size, athleticism, and fluidity on the court, making him a versatile chess piece that will be in high demand. Walker can score from the inside with relative ease due to his impressive strength. But his jumper also makes him a threat defenses must account for from beyond the arc.

Suppose he continues to develop his face-up game. In that case, there’s no telling what type of player he could become — when you also consider he can defend multiple positions and be an impact rebounder.

Greg Gard and the Wisconsin basketball coaching staff have only made eight scholarship offers in the 2025 recruiting class — and EJ Walker has been identified as a high-priority target for the Badgers.

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