The Badgers announced Thursday that Micah Potter’s waiver to be allowed to play immediately had been denied by the NCAA appeals committee. So Potter will have to wait until December to make his UW debut.
Potter did not play at all last year, staying enrolled at Ohio State until the end of the Fall semester before coming to UW for the Spring semester. The NCAA not granting the waiver stunned Potter.
“I’m disappointed in the decision from the NCAA,” Potter said in a release from the school.
Wisconsin Head Coach Greg Gard shared similar feelings as Potter. “We were really disappointed to learn Micah’s waiver was denied,” Gard said. “He has already sat out an entire season of competition.”
Potter is expected to play a significant role right away for UW, helping fill the hole left by Ethan Happ’s graduation. Potter now isn’t eligible to play until December 21st when the Badgers host UW-Milwaukee.