UW Hoops add a pair of walk-ons

Wisconsin men’s basketball coach Greg Gard announced last week the addition of a pair of walk-ons to the Badgers roster for the 2018-19 season, Owen Hamilton and Carter Higginbottom. Hamilton will redshirt the upcoming season after transferring from Northern Illinois and will have three years of eligibility remaining beginning in the 2019-20 season.

Owen Hamilton
7-0, 255
Prescott, Wis. (Prescott HS)

Hamilton joins the Badgers after appearing in 27 games as a true freshman at Northern Illinois last season. A native of Prescott, Wisconsin, Hamilton averaged 1.9 points and 1.3 rebounds in 6.8 minutes per game for the Huskies.

At Prescott High School, Hamilton was a 2017 Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association Division 3 All-State selection as a senior, leading the Cardinals to a 24-4 record and a runner-up finish in Division 3 as a senior in 2016-17. He averaged 25.1 points, 12.3 rebounds and 3.2 blocks per game and was named the Player of the Year in the Middle Border Conference.

Carter Higginbottom
6-0, 170
Chicago, Ill. (St. Ignatius HS)

At St. Ignatius High School, Higginbottom was twice selected for All-Catholic League honors. A two-time captain, Higginbottom averaged 12.5 points, 4.6 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 3.2 steals as a senior.

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