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Wisconsin Basketball Involved With Mountain West Transfer Center



Wisconsin basketball transfer target Trevin Dorius.
Mar 1, 2023; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Utah State Aggies center Trevin Dorius (32) celebrates a basket against the UNLV Rebels in the first half at Thomas & Mack Center. Mandatory Credit: Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports

Madison, Wis. —  A trusted source to BadgerNotes has shared that Greg Gard and the Wisconsin basketball coaching staff have reached out to a transfer big man out of the Mountain West conference. 

My source indicated that the Badgers communicated with and formally expressed interest in Utah State Center Trevin Dorius, who recently entered the transfer portal. 

The 7-foot-1, 240-pound center averaged 5.8 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 1.0 blocks while shooting 56.6% from the field in roughly 14 minutes per game for the Aggies.

Dorius has appeared in 115 games during his four seasons with Utah State, starting 39 of them, and will have one year of eligibility remaining as a grad transfer.

Why Trevin Dorius Makes Sense for Wisconsin Basketball 

Yes, I know what you’re thinking, and I completely agree–this is the reincarnation of Chris Vogt that the Wisconsin basketball team needs.

The Utah native is coming off a season where he finished with a 110.2 ORTG and a 1.4 PRPG, per Barttorvik, which would have been sixth on the Badgers this past season.

According to HoopMath, Trevin Dorius took 82% of his shots at the rim. He would give Wisconsin a much-needed rim protector and an offensive rebounding weapon off the bench.

I’ve been told that Greg Gard and his staff only intend to take one more player from the transfer portal and will take the best player available and figure out the rest. If UW was going to land a big man, I don’t think you could find a better fit in terms of playing style and role that they can offer relative to the minutes he’s played during his career at Utah State.

I’m working on getting more information, but this is a recruitment worth monitoring closely. Despite how quiet Wisconsin basketball has been on the transfer market since Noah Reynolds backed off his commitment, the portal window closing has allowed the Badgers to ramp things back up.

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