BREAKING: Wisconsin star guard declares for NBA Draft, maintains college eligibility

Wisconsin star guard A.J. Storr is declaring for the 2024 NBA Draft while maintaining his college eligibility, according to a post on his X account.

The news comes on the heels of Storr not committing to a second season with the Badgers after the team’s NCAA Tournament loss to James Madison.

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The former St. John’s guard averaged 28.8 minutes, 16.8 points, 3.9 rebounds, 0.9 assists and 0.6 steals in 2023-24. He was the engine of Wisconsin’s offense for much of the season, especially the team’s run to the final of the Big Ten Tournament.

The NBA hopeful would still be able to return to college if he isn’t satisfied with his draft projection. He would then have a decision to make about whether to return to Madison for another season, or play his third collegiate season elsewhere.

Storr is the second significant member of the 2023-24 Badgers who could be out the door, joining guard Connor Essegian who recently entered the transfer portal.

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