Jordan Hill leaving Wisconsin basketball after graduation

Redshirt junior guard Jordan Hill has decided to leave the Wisconsin men's basketball program and has been granted his release to explore transfer options, as announced by head coach Greg Gard on Wednesday. Hill is scheduled to graduate from the University of Wisconsin in May.

"I am so grateful for the opportunity to spend four years studying and playing at Wisconsin," Hill said. "In May, I will be graduating with an incredible degree from a world class institution. Making the decision to leave the program was one of the hardest things I've had to do in life, but I had to make the best decision for myself.

"Thank you to everyone who has shown me love, my teammates who became brothers, coaches who never let me get stagnant, and all of the people on campus who educated a young man from Pasadena. I can never say enough because coming here was life-changing. I will always hold a special place in my heart for you, Wisconsin. I will forever be a Badger. On Wisconsin!"

"We want to thank Jordan for his dedication to our program and congratulate him on getting his degree," Gard said. "He was a valuable member of some very successful teams at Wisconsin. We wish him well and will do whatever we can to help him both on and off the court moving forward."

A native of Pasadena, California, Hill appeared in 75 games with one start during his career at Wisconsin. Hill accumulated 147 points, 83 rebounds and 41 assists in three seasons in Madison. As a prep, Hill led Exeter Academy (New Hampshire) to its first-ever NEPSAC Class A championship in 2013 and graduated from LaSalle High School in Pasadena, earning first-team all-Del Rey League honors as a senior in 2012.

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