Carter Gilmore has accepted a preferred walk-on position from the Badgers. The Arrowhead standout turned down several Division 1 offers to play in Madison.
“My family and I have grown up Badger fans,” Gilmore said. “It’s always been a dream of mine.”
Gilmore chose UW over scholarship offers from UW-Milwaukee, Hofstra, DePaul, Southern Illinois, Illinois-Chicago, Indiana State, Missouri State and Appalachian State.
The 6-foot-7, 200-pound forward who received the preferred walk-on position from UW on Tuesday, said Gard swayed him by pitching the story of current Badger Trevor Anderson, a former walk-on and now junior on scholarship.
“We didn’t really want to go somewhere else knowing my heart was with Wisconsin,” Gilmore said. “That really stuck with me and my family.”
Growing up, Gilmore attended UW camps ran by former UW head coach Bo Ryan, who coached Gilmore’s father at UW-Platteville. As a result, Gilmore fell in love with the idea of playing his collegiate basketball at the Kohl Center.