Ohio State Transfer Micah Potter Lands At Wisconsin

By Colin Hass-Hill on December 10, 2018 at 5:54 pm
Micah Potter

Micah Potter will remain in the Big Ten.

The Ohio State forward who announced his intention to transfer just two days before the season began has found his new home. Potter will enroll at Wisconsin in January and will eligible to suit up for the Badgers in the 2019-20 season, the program announced Monday evening.

Potter visited Wisconsin for a weekend in mid-November before committing on Monday. He will be able to practice with the Badgers during the spring, but will not be able to play in games.

Potter, a 6-foot-9, 240-pound big man, averaged 4.1 points for Ohio State both in the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons. 

"I have no bad blood with coach Holtmann or Ohio State or anything like that," Potter said to Wisconsin's website. "I just wasn't maximizing my potential, I wasn't maximizing my potential because I wasn't fitting, and I wasn't playing well. I was performing only in flashes. The style of play was not what fits my skill set."

Potter's minutes per game decreased from 14.1 as a freshman to 10.1 as a sophomore. He was likely to serve as Kaleb Wesson's backup at center for the second year in a row.

"The reason I waited so long to make the decision (to transfer) was really because I love Ohio State – I grew up a Buckeyes fan and I tried to make it work as long as I could," Potter said. "But in the end, I needed to make a decision that was best for me. I needed to go somewhere I would fit in a little better."

Noah Potter, Micah's brother, remains committed to play football in Ohio State's 2019 class.

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