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Wisconsin basketball pursuing Notre Dame transfer, one of 2023’s best recruits in the country

Wisconsin basketball recently expressed interest in former Notre Dame transfer power forward Carey Booth, according to 247Sports’ Luke Chaney.

Booth was the No. 55 overall player in the class of 2023, No. 12 power forward and No. 2 recruit from his home state of New Hampshire.

Related: Tracking Wisconsin basketball’s reported transfer portal visits and targets

The 6-foot-10 forward averaged 19.9 minutes, 6.4 points, 4.3 rebounds, 0.5 assists, 0.2 steals and 0.6 blocks on 39% shooting as a true freshman in 2023-24.

He enters the portal with three years of eligibility. Early indications are many big-time programs are after the legitimate NBA prospect, including Wisconsin, Alabama, Michigan, Illinois, Texas, Florida and Ohio State.

Wisconsin is in search of a Tyler Wahl replacement at power forward. Booth could fill that role and blossom into a dominant frontcourt presence. This is a big swing by Greg Gard and his staff, and it could prove to be critical move if all goes well.

For more on Wisconsin’s roster and transfer portal activity, check out Badgers Wire’s ongoing 2024 transfer portal tracker.

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