Thursday, September 24, 2009

Gasser is a Badger!

It's official, Josh Gasser of Port Washington is a Wisconsin Badger. He chose Wisconsin over Northern Iowa and Northwestern, citing proximity to home, academics, excellence of the program, style of play, and his relationships with the coaches and future teammates.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Josh Gasser Offered Full Scholarship

Well, as I predicted (not that it was that difficult to forecast), Josh Gasser has been offered a full scholarship by the Badgers per Mark Miller of

Taylor Withdraws and Glover Dismissed From Team

Given that I didn't want to comment on it until all the facts were presented and I just wanted to see how it would play out, I didn't write about the incident involving Diamond Taylor and Jeremy Glover before. As of today, Taylor has withdrawn from school all together, avoiding judgment from the Student-Athlete Discipline Committee. Glover has not withdrawn from school, but was dismissed from the team by the aforementioned committee. Despite their deplorable actions, I wish both guys the best, hopefully they bounce back and get a second chance.

Basketball wise, this isn't a good thing for the team. Neither players were expected to contribute this season, but they would provide great players on the practice squad for the regular rotation. It is hurtful next season. It puts depth at guard currently at dire straits. If UW can't pick up Gasser or Blue, that gives the team only 1 true scholarship guard. Jordan Taylor would run the point, but the 2 guard and back-ups would consist of Rob Wilson, Ryan Evans, and Tim Jarmusz. At this point, I don't think Evans or Jarmusz are capable of playing a lot of minutes at the 2, and there just isn't a back-up PG. The glass-half full side of this story is that Gasser will probably be offered a full scholarship sometime this week and if Vander Blue wants a lot of playing time right off the bat, it's his for the taking for sure.