LOOK: Wisconsin guard Chucky Hepburn releases statement on transfer decision

Wisconsin star guard Chucky Hepburn entered the transfer portal on Thursday, electing to depart Madison in search of an opportunity elsewhere.

Hepburn later released a statement on his decision to enter the transfer portal via Instagram.

“Thank you, Wisconsin,” Hepburn wrote. “For everything you have given me. I will carry the lessons and memories from my time here with me wherever I go. And I will always be proud to have been a Badger.”

In 103 career starts, Hepburn averaged 9.8 points, 3.0 assists, 2.8 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game. His impact on both sides of the ball made him a driving force behind the team’s success, and transformed him into a fan favorite at the Kohl Center.

Here is that full statement:

Wisconsin’s platoon will look different in 2024-25 after the departure of four rotation players — three via the transfer portal and one via graduation. Overall, eight players are gone from the 2023-2024 team.

Barring any major setback or portal news, class of 2024 point guard Daniel Freitag will likely replace Hepburn’s void at point guard next fall.

Story originally appeared on Badgers Wire