Wisconsin transfer target receives crystal ball to play with Chucky Hepburn

Wisconsin basketball’s top transfer portal target, Frank Anselem-Ibe, recently received a 247Sports crystal ball prediction to choose Louisville.

The prediction came from NC State insider Cory Smith, who covers one of the finalists to land the center. The other finalists are Louisville, Wisconsin and Georgia Tech.

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Anselem-Ibe entered the transfer portal on April 30 after spending the last two years at Georgia. He started his career at Syracuse after being a four-star recruit in the class of 2020. He was the 26th-ranked center in the class and No. 18 recruit from Georgia.

The 6-foot, 10-inch forward averaged 9.1 minutes, 2.6 points, 2.1 rebounds, 0.3 assists and 0.7 blocks for the Bulldogs in 2023-24. 247Sports ranks him as a three-star transfer, the No. 369 overall player in the transfer portal and No. 52 center.

The site’s prediction would have him transfer to a Louisville program that will be led by former Wisconsin point guard Chucky Hepburn in 2024-25. The Cardinals have won 12 games over the last two seasons combined, but have renewed life after the hire of head coach Pat Kelsey and transfer addition of Hepburn.

Wisconsin may have to return to the drawing board after yet another top target committed elsewhere — if Anselem-Ibe commits to Louisville. The Badgers recently saw junior college transfer target Noah Boyde commit to LSU.

The program is understandably in search of frontcourt depth on the eve of another grueling Big Ten season.

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