Jarrod Uthoff Reportedly Permitted to Transfer from Wisconsin Outside of Big Ten

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Jarrod Uthoff Reportedly Permitted to Transfer from Wisconsin Outside of Big Ten
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Finally, some good news in the Jarrod Uthoff saga at Wisconsin.

According to ESPN college basketball insider Andy Katz, Badgers head coach Bo Ryan will allow Uthoff, a redshirt freshman from Iowa, to transfer to any school outside of the Big Ten:

 

Ryan had previously restricted Uthoff from taking his talents to any Big Ten or ACC school, along with Iowa State and Marquette. Ryan's original exercise of a coach's power to dictate where to and whether a player can switch schools sparked a firestorm of criticism, particularly from those, like Dan Wetzel of Yahoo! Sports, who find issue with the NCAA's player transfer rules.

Prior to Ryan's relent, Uthoff's search for a new school had been largely limited to Creighton, which sports one of the top basketball programs in the Missouri Valley Conference.

Uthoff had been expected to step in as a contributor off the bench for the Badgers next season, with a starting role awaiting him once Jared Berggren and Mike Bruesewitz leave Madison in two years.

However, after spending a year practicing with the team, Uthoff had a change of heart, finding that he didn't fit into Ryan's swing offense quite as he'd hoped he would.

 

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