Wisconsin basketball top transfer target commits to Big Ten newcomer

After entering the transfer portal in late March, former Stanford forward Brandon Angel announced Monday that he had committed to Oregon. The forward will join the Ducks after four seasons with the Cardinal.

Angel was recruited by the Badgers as a four-star athlete in the class of 2020, ultimately ending up in the Pacific Northwest. He averaged 13 points and 4.7 rebounds per contest while shooting 56% from the field in his fourth and final year with Stanford.

Wisconsin heavily pursued him during this transfer cycle as the program searched for a replacement for Tyler Wahl.

Considering his 6-foot-7, 200-pound frame, Angel would’ve been a strong addition for the Badgers in the portal, but in the end, he’ll end up joining one of the Big Ten newcomers in 2024.

Wisconsin has seen most of its top portal targets commit elsewhere in the last week. Greg Gard and his staff will need a splash before the cycle ends to change expectations entering 2024-25.

Story originally appeared on Badgers Wire