Men's Basketball

Former Buckeye Micah Potter Transfers To Wisconsin

Former Buckeye basketball center Micah Potter will continue his playing career in the Big Ten.

Monday night Wisconsin made it official, announcing that Potter will play for the Badgers.

He will enroll at Wisconsin for the spring semester, and will have two seasons of eligibility remaining.

“Wisconsin has the prototypical style of play for a guy with my skill set. That was a big thing,” Potter told “Another thing was how I would fit in with the team and my future teammates. Brad Davison was my host for the visit and he had a big impact. He made me feel at home through the whole process.”

Potter spent two seasons with the Buckeyes, putting up 4.1 points and 2.8 rebounds in an average of 12 minutes per game.

A 6-foot-9 player who likes to shoot from all over the court, Potter went 23-for-71 from behind the 3-point arc as a Buckeye.

His younger brother, Noah, is a defensive end prospect still committed to play football for Ohio State starting in 2019.

Micah Potter decided to transfer just before the start of the 2018-19 season, a choice that left many of his teammates surprised.

He actually played in the Buckeyes’ season-opening exhibition win over UNC-Pembroke before deciding to leave the program.

He told that he struggled with the decision to leave.

“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,” he 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.”

Potter said he didn’t hold a grudge against OSU or its coach, he just thought he needed a change.

“I have no bad blood with Coach Holtmann or Ohio State or anything like that,” Potter said. “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.

“As much as I didn’t want to leave, I needed to leave and I’m very excited about going to Wisconsin. Pretty much as soon as I got there on my visit, I fell in love with it (the school). It’s hard not to like Madison. It’s beautiful there. And its Wisconsin basketball. You can’t get much better than that.”

The Badgers will only face Ohio State once this season, in the March 10 regular season finale in Columbus.