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February 27, 2014

Anderson will graduate in May

Redshirt junior Evan Anderson will forego his senior season at Wisconsin and graduate in May, according to a release through the university on Thursday.

"I'm very thankful for the opportunity to play basketball at Wisconsin and thankful for my time here," Anderson said in a release. "I thank all of my teammates and all of the fans for their support. This experience made me into the man that I am today."

Anderson, a former three-star prospect from Stanley, Wis., scored 20 points and collected 10 rebounds in 35 career games. He chose UW over offers from Marquette, Boston College, Iowa State, Kansas and Kentucky.

"My ultimate goal was to help this team out in any way that I could," Anderson said in the same release. "No matter how small or how big of a role that would have been. I really feel like I fulfilled that part. I'm glad I was able to come here. It's really a special place to be."

The 6-foot-10 center will be honored alongside seniors Ben Brust and Zach Bohannon.

Anderson early departure opens up an additional scholarship for head coach Bo Ryan to potentially use in the 2014 class. The Badgers signed Ethan Happ last November.

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