A meeting between seven seniors on Wisconsin’s men’s basketball team and head coach Greg Gard has surfaced this week. Madison.com published some of the contents of what was recorded during the February meeting.

Based on the transcribed comments from the meeting, there appeared to be a major disconnect between Gard and the several members of Wisconsin’s senior class during the 2020-21 season. Players attending the meeting included D’Mitrik Trice, Brad Davison, Nate Reuvers, Aleem Ford, Micah Potter, Trevor Anderson and Walt McGrory.

Per Madison.com, a lot of the grievances with Gard were that he was not personable and players did not feel like he “had their backs.” Some said it would also be difficult to recommend the school to future basketball recruits.

Here are just some of the recorded quotes, as transcribed from Madison.com:

“I just feel like, coach, we don’t have a relationship,” said Nate Reuvers, a four-year starter. “In my mind, it’s too late for that. I personally don’t think or feel like you care about our future aspirations.

“I can’t talk to you. I just don’t want to talk to you. After this, coach, I don’t know what type of relationship we’re going to have, if we have one.”

“We desire a relationship with you where you know who we are, that you care for us, that you value us more than just on the basketball court,” Davison said. “We want that and feel like we’ve lacked that in certain areas.”

“Last year we were playing for one another, but we were also playing for you,” Trice said in the meeting. “I feel like the disconnect (this season) is we’re not playing for you right now. We’re not here to build your resume, so to speak, with all respect given.”

“When I started playing well here was when I was like, ‘I’m not listening to you anymore,’” Ford said during the meeting. “That’s how I succeeded here was to prove you wrong. It wasn’t to play for you or win games for you. It was to show myself that you’re wrong. …

“I don’t know if I would want my son to come here or if I would tell people to come here and play for this program because I wouldn’t want anyone else to go through what I went through.”

Though the NCAA granted all winter student-athletes the opportunity to use an additional year of eligibility, Davison is the only Badgers senior taking advantage of that opportunity.

Wisconsin ended the 2020-21 season with an 18-13 record and a 10-10 mark in B1G play. The Badgers reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

You can read the complete story from Madison.com here.