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Wisconsin Women’s Basketball Adds In-State Walk-On Reese Jaramillo to 2024 Class

The Badgers added an in-state guard to the 2024 class.



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On Wednesday, the Wisconsin Badgers women’s basketball team announced the addition of Reese Jaramillo as a walk-on for the 2024-25 season. A native of Racine, Wis., Jaramillo will add some depth at guard for Marisa Moseley’s squad.

Reese Jaramillo Fast Facts

  • Height: 5-foot-8
  • Position: Shooting guard
  • Number: 14
  • Class: 2024
  • Hometown: Racine, Wisconsin
  • High School: The Prairie (Wis.) School
  • AAU Team: Wisconsin Lakers
  • Other Sports: Volleyball

Reese Jaramillo Career Stats

  • 109 games played
  • 11.9 ppg (16.2 ppg as senior); career high of 28 points
  • 495-of-1290 FG (38.4%); 178-of-386 (46.1%) as senior
  • 182-of-569 3P (32.0%); 51-of-140 (36.4%) as senior
  • 106-of-158 FT (66.5%); 43-of-54 (79.6%) as senior
  • 5.8 rpg (7.6 rpg as senior); 2.1 orpg (2.2 orpg as senior)
  • 1.7 apg (2.1 apg as senior)
  • 1.4 spg (1.8 spg as senior)
  • 22 blocks (seven as senior)
  • 2.0 turnovers per game (2.1 turnovers per game as senior)

Jaramillo comes from an extremely athletic family. Her mom, who is also the girls basketball head coach at The Prairie School, played hoops professionally in Europe after starring at New Mexico, her dad and two uncles played in the MLB (all three played in the Brewers organization at one point), and three aunts played college sports (two soccer, one volleyball). Her older brother, who attends Wisconsin, played multiple sports in high school and one of her younger sisters is on The Prairie School basketball team with her.

“Badger Nation, please help me welcome Wisconsinite Reese Jaramillo to our WBB family as a preferred walk-on.  A native of Racine, Reese comes from a long line of athletes, including her parents,” stated Moseley in a release from UW. “Reese arrives to Madison following a record setting season for the Prairie School including a conference, regional, and sectional championship and where she finished as the third leading scorer in school history with 1,292 points. I’m thrilled to welcome Reese to our program and I’m confident she will enhance this special group!”

For the past three seasons Jaramillo has been a team captain at The Prairie School and for the past two seasons she has been named Honorable Mention All-State for Division 4 by the WBCA. As a senior she led her high school team to the WIAA State Tournament semifinals and a perfect season in the Metro Classic Conference. She was First-Team All-Metro County Conference and a member of the Racine All-County in her final season at The Prairie School too.

Jaramillo joins freshmen Gracie Grzesk (5-foot-11, forward, Green Bay, Wis.) and Alie Bisballe (6-foot-4, forward, Lake City, Mich.) in the 2024 class, as well as transfers Tess Myers (grad student, 5-foot–9, guard, Duquesne) and Carter McCray (sophomore, 6-foot-1, center, Northern Kentucky) as new players for the Badgers this season.


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Scouting Report

If you were to use one word to describe Jaramillo on the basketball court, it would be “shooter.” She has a quick, high release that allowed her to shoot over 36% from deep as a senior and, if she’s smart, she’ll attach herself to incoming transfer sharpshooter Tess Myers and learn the tricks of the trade. Typical of a coach’s kid, Jaramillo shows good positional sense on defense and while rebounding.

I didn’t see many highlights of her playmaking ability so, for now, she is probably “just a shooter” but I would wager that she can develop that part of her game as she won’t be pressed into action immediately as a walk-on. Overall this seems like a “low-risk, high reward” type move from the Badgers. Taking in-state kids (like, say, Natalie Leuzinger or any number of players on the football team) as walk-ons has worked in the past and it’s great to see that tradition continue with Jaramillo.

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Drew Hamm is a seasoned sports journalist with an extensive background in covering the Wisconsin Badgers. He has previously held positions as the site manager at Bucky's 5th Quarter and founder of Badgers Ball Knower. Currently, he contributes as a staff writer for