BREAKING: Wisconsin lands commitment from Missouri transfer guard John Tonje

Wisconsin basketball landed a transfer portal commitment from former Missouri guard John Tonje on Thursday.

Tonje is the third member of the program’s transfer class, joining former Central Arkansas guard Camren Hunter and former Northern Illinois power forward Xavier Amos.

Related: Where Wisconsin basketball stands in 2024 transfer portal class rankings after John Tonje addition

The Badgers were late to join Tonje’s transfer recruitment. He was committed to New Mexico for a moment, though he walked back that commitment and chose the Badgers instead.

The five-year college veteran averaged 9.8 minutes, 2.6 points, 0.9 rebounds, 0.4 assists and 0.3 steals for Missouri in 2023-24. His best season came in 2022-23 at Colorado State: He averaged 31.3 minutes, 14.6 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 0.8 steals on 47% shooting and 39% from 3.

He joins a Wisconsin backcourt that will consist of Hunter, top 2024 recruit Daniel Freitag, John Blackwell, Max Klesmit and others. It’s a new-look group after the departures of Chucky Hepburn and A.J. Storr this offseason.

For more on Wisconsin’s transfer portal activity this offseason, check out the updated list of its commitments, targets and scheduled visits.

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