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Wisconsin Basketball: Top 2025 Target EJ Walker Discusses Recent Visit



Wisconsin Basketball recruiting target EJ Walker
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Madison, Wis. – Greg Gard and the Wisconsin basketball staff have been busy in the 2024 recruiting cycle, bringing in highly-touted prospects like Jackson McAndrew and Kon Kneuppel on visits.

It’s never too early to look further into the future, though, as Wisconsin brought in 2025 forward EJ Walker on an unofficial visit

“The visit was really good, I had a great time spending time with the coaches,” Walker told BadgerNotes. “Got to see the campus. It was really cool.”

The 6-foot-8, 220-pound forward has garnered some interest lately, earning a total of 17 offers before entering his junior season. His offer list includes Louisville, Xavier, Texas A&M, Minnesota, Dayton, Arizona State, and many more.

The Kentucky native has been making his rounds in the Big Ten, taking unofficial visits to Minnesota and Ohio State thus far. Still, Wisconsin impressed Walker during his time in Madison.

“What stood out to me the most is the family environment and the winning mentality,” he explained. 

The Wisconsin basketball staff has kept in touch with Walker early in his recruitment. Assistant coach Sharif Chambliss has acted as one of the leaders in recruiting the dynamic forward.

“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.”

Wisconsin Basketball Target EJ Walker’s Scouting Report

Walker has all the tools to be an extremely efficient player at the next level. The 6-foot-8 forward is versatile on both ends of the ball, showing a knack for defense and a unique scoring ability.

Walker is a three-level scorer that can be a matchup nightmare for opposing defenses. The Kentucky native thrives at getting to the rim but is also dangerous from beyond the arc. 

On the defensive side, Walker can defend multiple positions and use his physicality to give opposing offenses fits. His frame is above average for players his age, and he uses it well.

With his skill set, he could fit into Wisconsin’s scheme very well. During his time on campus, the staff set aside some time with Walker to discuss how he would fit into the program.

“Coach Gard sat down with my family, and he was able to show how my game already fits in. It was really cool to see my game matching some of the stuff they already have in place.”

What’s Next for EJ Walker?

Walker has received some significant attention recently, and he’s prepared to make some more visits down the line. After his unofficial trip to Madison, Walker said he would like to revisit Wisconsin.

“The only school I’ve set a date for is Tennessee in July, but a few others are trying to line up dates,” Walker said. “There’s also some schools I want to get back to, including Wisconsin, in the fall.”

There’s still plenty of time for Walker as he continues to mull his options, and the Kentucky native will take it day by day. However, he did note that the relationships with the coaching staff are paramount in his decision down the line.

“There are a couple schools that I think the relationships are growing more and more mutual. That’s really important to me and my family to narrow down where I choose to play.”

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