Wisconsin basketball's finalized 2024-25 roster with Serbian C Andrija Vukovic (2024)

Wisconsin basketball's finalized 2024-25 roster with Serbian C Andrija Vukovic (1)

Ben Kenney

June 9, 2024 7:05 am CT

Wisconsin basketball quietly had an effective offseason after many of its top contributors departed after the 2023-24 campaign.

Head coach Greg Gard was tasked with replacing top point guard Chucky Hepburn, star guard A.J. Storr, veteran forward Tyler Wahl and depth guard Connor Essegian. He did so with transfer additions of PG Camren Hunter, G John Tonje and F Xavier Amos and the signing of Serbian forward Andrija Vukovic.

Related: Wisconsin basketball 2024-25 starting lineup, rotation and bench with Andrija Vukovic signing

There are still outstanding questions about Gard and the program entering the 2024-25 season, as the Badgers have not reached the Sweet 16 since 2017. The program’s postseason performance has been a disappointment despite it having more regular season success than most programs in the nation.

Badgers fans hope this offseason becomes a turning point for the program as it works to sustain its position in the new Big Ten landscape.

As Gard and his staff prepare for the 2024-25 season, here is the finalized roster with the 2024 recruiting class, transfer additions and recent signing of Vukovic:

NOTE: This piece will be updated with any roster change between now and the 2024-25 season. Last update: June 10.

5th year senior guard Max Klesmit

Wisconsin basketball's finalized 2024-25 roster with Serbian C Andrija Vukovic (2)

March 16, 2024; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Wisconsin Badgers guard Max Klesmit (11) celebrates the win against the Purdue Boilermakers during the overtime at Target Center. Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports

2023-24 averages: 28.6 minutes, 9.7 points, 2.1 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 0.8 steals, 44% shooting, 39% from 3.

Klesmit was an under-the-radar transfer addition entering the 2022-23 season and has blossomed into one of Wisconsin’s key starters. He’ll be back to play big role.

Junior transfer guard Camren Hunter

Wisconsin basketball's finalized 2024-25 roster with Serbian C Andrija Vukovic (3)

Dec. 1, 2021; Fayetteville, Arkansas; Central Arkansas Bears guard Camren Hunter (23) drives around Arkansas Razorbacks guard Davonte Davis (4) during the first half at Bud Walton Arena. Brett Rojo-USA TODAY Sports

2023-24 averages (at Central Arkansas): Did not play (injury)

Hunter is Wisconsin’s first transfer addition of the offseason. He missed 2023-24 with an injury, but he averaged 16.9 points, 5 rebounds and 3.9 assists as a sophom*ore in 2022-23.

The transfer guard will slide into Wisconsin’s guard rotation and help fill the voids left by the departures of Chucky Hepburn and A.J. Storr.

Senior transfer guard John Tonje

Wisconsin basketball's finalized 2024-25 roster with Serbian C Andrija Vukovic (4)

Jan. 9, 2024; Lexington, Kentucky; Missouri Tigers guard John Tonje (5) drives to the basket against Kentucky Wildcats guard Justin Edwards (1) during the first half at Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center. Jordan Prather-USA TODAY Sports

2023-24 Stats (at Missouri):9.8 minutes, 2.6 points, 0.9 rebounds, 0.4 assists and 0.3 steals

Tonje is Wisconsin’s third addition of the offseason. He was a reserve guard for Missouri in 2023-24 after having his best collegiate season in 2022-23 at Colorado State: averages of 31.3 minutes, 14.6 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 0.8 steals on 47% shooting and 39% from three.

Sophom*ore guard John Blackwell

Wisconsin basketball's finalized 2024-25 roster with Serbian C Andrija Vukovic (5)

March 7, 2024; Madison, Wisconsin; Wisconsin Badgers guard John Blackwell (25) reacts to causing a turnover against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights during the second half at the Kohl Center. Kayla Wolf-USA TODAY Sports

2023-24 averages: 18.3 minutes, 8.1 points, 3.2 rebounds, 0.6 assists, 0.5 steals, 45% shooting, 47% from three

Blackwell was one of several new additions entering 2023-24 who emerged as a big-time player. Not many on Wisconsin’s roster have more potential than Blackwell, who already has a dynamic offensive game.

Junior transfer forward Xavier Amos

Wisconsin basketball's finalized 2024-25 roster with Serbian C Andrija Vukovic (6)

Dec. 29, 2023; Iowa City, Iowa; Northern Illinois Huskies forward Xavier Amos (13) goes to the basket as Iowa Hawkeyes forward Owen Freeman (32) defends during the first half at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

2023-24 Stats:30.9 minutes, 13.8 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.3 blocks on 57% shooting and 38% from 3.

Amos could be one of the Badgers’ most important players in 2024-25. Tyler Wahl boasted more than 150 games of Big Ten experience. The transfer forward does not have that, but he does have a high ceiling that could prove significant to Wisconsin’s team next season.

5th year senior center Steven Crowl

Wisconsin basketball's finalized 2024-25 roster with Serbian C Andrija Vukovic (7)

March 15, 2024; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Wisconsin Badgers forward Steven Crowl (22) celebrates his 3-point basket against the Northwestern Wildcats during the second half at Target Center. Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports

2023-24 averages: 28.9 minutes, 11.2 points, 7.1 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 0.4 blocks, 57.8% shooting, 45% from 3.

Crowl’s play was pivotal to Wisconsin’s success in 2023-24, especially his shooting from deep. The veteran center has one year of eligibility remaining and looks to take a substantial leap entering 2024-25.

Four-star point guard Daniel Freitag

𝙏𝙄𝙈𝙀 𝙒𝙄𝙇𝙇 𝙏𝙀𝙇𝙇@DanielFreitag_ is a Badger ✍️☑️

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Point Guard
Bloomington, MN pic.twitter.com/0gZTVT1iQY

— Wisconsin Basketball (@BadgerMBB) November 8, 2023

247Sports ranking:No. 103 in class of 2024, No. 11 point guard, No. 3 from state of Minnesota

Freitag should become an immediate contributor for the Badgers after a storied high school career. He appears to be the Badgers primarily long-term replacement for PG Chucky Hepburn.

Sophom*ore forward Nolan Winter

Wisconsin basketball's finalized 2024-25 roster with Serbian C Andrija Vukovic (8)

March 14, 2024; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Wisconsin Badgers forward Nolan Winter (31) celebrates his basket against the Maryland Terrapins during the first half at Target Center. Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports

2023-24 averages: 9.6 minutes, 2.5 points, 1.8 rebounds, 0.5 assists, 0.2 steals, 42% shooting

Winter was thrust into important action as a true freshman and should continue to improve entering 2024-25. He is Crowl’s eventual replacement but will play a big bench role until that happens.

Senior guard Kamari McGee

Wisconsin basketball's finalized 2024-25 roster with Serbian C Andrija Vukovic (9)

March 7, 2024; Madison, Wisconsin; Wisconsin Badgers guard Kamari McGee (4) reacts to causing a turnover against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights during the second half at the Kohl Center. Kayla Wolf-USA TODAY Sports

2023-24 averages: 8.2 minutes, 2.0 points, 0.8 rebounds, 0.5 assists, 54.5% shooting, 30% from 3.

McGee was one of 2023-24’s biggest surprises. He emerged as the team’s primary backup point guard, and his value became clear when the team struggled during his extended absence.

5th year senior forward Carter Gilmore

Wisconsin basketball's finalized 2024-25 roster with Serbian C Andrija Vukovic (10)

March 17, 2024; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Wisconsin Badgers forward Carter Gilmore (14) plays the ball defend by Illinois Fighting Illini guard Luke Goode (10) in the first half at Target Center. Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports

2023-24 averages: 9.4 minutes, 1.9 points, 1.4 rebounds, 0.5 assists, 49% shooting

Gilmore has been a solid member of Wisconsin’s forward rotation for several years now. That should continue in 2024-25 regardless of what the Badgers do in the transfer portal.

Three-star shooting guard Jack Robison

ON, WISCONSIN #Committed 🔴⚪️ pic.twitter.com/F54hQ6tpYZ

— Jack Robison (@JackRobison17) October 25, 2022

247Sports ranking: No. 105 in class of 2024, No. 22 shooting guard, No. 4 from state of Minnesota

Add sharpshooter Jack Robison to Wisconsin’s growing depth in the backcourt. He may not play right away, but Greg Gard has the future looking bright at the position.

Junior forward Chris Hodges

Wisconsin basketball's finalized 2024-25 roster with Serbian C Andrija Vukovic (11)

Chris Hodges #21 of the Wisconsin Badgers shoots a free throw during the second half of the game against the UW-Eau Claire Blugolds at Kohl Center on Oct. 30, 2022 in Madison, Wisconsin. John Fisher/Getty Images

2023-24 averages: 1.9 minutes, 0.1 points, 0.5 rebounds, 0.2 assists, 0.3 blocks

Hodges struggled to see the floor in 2023-24 despite Wisconsin’s overall lack of depth at forward. That is trending to be the case again in 2024-25, though plenty of time remains until the season begins.

Senior forward Markus Ilver

Wisconsin basketball's finalized 2024-25 roster with Serbian C Andrija Vukovic (12)

March 10, 2024; West Lafayette, Indiana; Purdue Boilermakers forward Trey Kaufman-Renn (4) and Wisconsin Badgers forward Markus Ilver (35) reach for a loose ball during the second half at Mackey Arena. Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

2023-24 averages: 6.1 minutes, 1.2 points, 1.3 rebounds, 0.2 assists, 0.2 steals, 31% shooting, 25% from 3.

Ilver was barely a part of Wisconsin’s rotation in 2023-24. It’s hard seeing those numbers dramatically increase in 2024-25, but who knows what the forward rotation will look like.

Freshman center Andrija Vukovic

Serbia → Wisconsin

Andrija Vukovic, a 6-foot-11 freshman, has officially signed with the Badgers!

INFO | 📰 https://t.co/K9oXOWvFYi pic.twitter.com/1KAL0h5iA7

— Wisconsin Basketball (@BadgerMBB) June 10, 2024

2023-24 averages (for KK Vršac in Serbia): 13 minutes, 6.1 points, 2.5 rebounds, 0.7 assists, 66% shooting

Vukovic was a late signing by the Badgers. He enters the 2024-25 season as a freshman, providing valuable frontcourt depth behind Steven Crowl and Nolan Winter.

Walk-Ons

  • Redshirt freshman guard Jack Janicki
  • Junior guard Isaac Gard

UP NEXT: The notable departures

Wisconsin basketball's finalized 2024-25 roster with Serbian C Andrija Vukovic (13)

March 10, 2024; West Lafayette, Indiana; Purdue Boilermakers forward Trey Kaufman-Renn (4) grabs Wisconsin Badgers guard AJ Storr (2) while driving down court during the first half at Mackey Arena. Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

Forward Tyler Wahl (graduation)

Wisconsin basketball's finalized 2024-25 roster with Serbian C Andrija Vukovic (14)

March 15, 2024; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Wisconsin Badgers forward Tyler Wahl (5) celebrates during the second half against the Northwestern Wildcats at Target Center. Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports

2023-24 averages: 28.4 minutes, 10.6 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.1 steals, 53% shooting

Wahl graduated after the 2023-24 season after five stellar years with the program.

Senior guard Chucky Hepburn

Wisconsin basketball's finalized 2024-25 roster with Serbian C Andrija Vukovic (15)

March 16, 2024; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Wisconsin Badgers guard Chucky Hepburn (23) shoots as Purdue Boilermakers guard Braden Smith (3) defends during the second half at Target Center. Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports

2023-24 averages: 33.2 minutes, 9.3 points, 3.4 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 2.1 steals, 52% shooting, 31% from 3.

Hepburn surprisingly entered the transfer portal on April 18, leaving behind a massive void of leadership and production. He quickly committed to Louisville after entering.

Junior guard Connor Essegian

Wisconsin basketball's finalized 2024-25 roster with Serbian C Andrija Vukovic (16)

Connor Essegian #3 of the Wisconsin Badgers reacts after a made three point shot by Steven Crowl during the first half of the game at Kohl Center on March 14, 2023 in Madison, Wisconsin. John Fisher/Getty Images

2023-24 averages: 7.3 minutes, 3.2 points, 0.8 rebounds, 0.2 assists, 38.5% shooting, 30% from 3.

Essegian entered the transfer portal on March 24 after seeing his minutes dip in his sophom*ore season. He committed to Nebraska after receiving plenty of Big Ten interest.

Junior guard AJ Storr

Wisconsin basketball's finalized 2024-25 roster with Serbian C Andrija Vukovic (17)

March 15, 2024; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Wisconsin Badgers guard AJ Storr (2) celebrates during the second half against the Northwestern Wildcats at Target Center. Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports

2023-24 averages: 28.9 minutes, 16.9 points, 3.9 rebounds, 0.9 assists, 0.6 steals, 43.6% shooting, 32% from 3.

Storr entered the portal after the season and recently committed to Kansas. That makes seven schools in seven years for the talented guard.

Redshirt freshman forward Gus Yalden

Wisconsin basketball's finalized 2024-25 roster with Serbian C Andrija Vukovic (18)

Asheville School’s Gus Yalden tries to get closer to the hoop in the game against Asheville Christian Academy on Jan. 19, 2022. Credit: Angela Wilhelm/USA TODAY NETWORK-USA TODAY NETWORK

2023-24 averages: Did not play

Yalden entered the transfer portal on March 28 after not seeing the court during his freshman season. The former four-star recruit had off-the-court issues with the Badgers that led to him not traveling with the team to road games. He committed to Seton Hall on April 28.

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