In some very surprising news that broke out tonight Badger fans learned that Redshirt Freshman Jarod Uthoff has requested his release from the program. This news was confirmed by Uthoffâ€™s former AAU coach, Jamie Johnson who said that Uthoff called him Thursday night with the news of his request.
“This news is totally surprising, to say the least” Johnson said.
Uthoff, the Cedar Rapids native, entered the Wisconsin program last year after being named Mr. Basketball in Iowa. He was rated the 199th overall player and a three star by Scout.com coming in to Wisconisn.
This was very unexpected news for Wisconsin fans. Bo Ryan had big plans for Uthoff as power forward of the future for the program. Uthoff was expected to get some decent minutes next season backing up Berggren and Evans. There was no reports of Uthoff being unhappy in Madison. With so much practically being given to him, it really is a mystery why he would want to leave.
Rumors now are pointing to Uthoff joining Creighton. Under NCAA rules Uthoff must sit out one year of his eligibility if he chooses to transfer to a Division I school. Due to his redshirt this year he will have three years of eligibility left at the school he decides to attend.