Report: Wisconsin basketball pursues a dynamic transfer guard

Wisconsin is among the schools that have reached out to University of Illinois-Chicago transfer guard Toby Okani, according to report from On3’s Joe Tipton.

Okani recently entered the portal with four years of college men’s basketball experience, two at Duquesne and the last two with UIC. He is coming off a career year in 2023-24, during which he had per-game averages of 11.1 points, 6.8, rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.5 steals and 2 blocks.

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The 6-foot, 7-inch guard has also reportedly heard from Xavier, Clemson, UCLA, Arkansas, Florida State, BYU, Arizona State, California, St. Bonaventure, Hofstra, Murray State, Utah State, George Washington, George Mason and Richmond.

The dynamic defender and versatile offensive player would be an exciting addition to a Wisconsin roster that returns a wealth of talent for 2024-25.

The unfortunate circumstance here is the timing. Wisconsin is set to play James Madison in the NCAA Tournament on Friday night and the college basketball world requires coaches and assistants to be recruiting after the transfer window opened on Monday.

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