Wisconsin guard confirms departure from Badger program
One Wisconsin guard is officially leaving Greg Gard’s program, the player confirmed in a note on social media.
The player is Jahcobi Neath, a 6-foot-3 guard who began his career at Wake Forest. After two years with the Badgers — including multiple injuries — Neath announced he is leaving the program to return to Canada.
Here’s what Neath had to say about his decision:
The last two years as a Wisconsin Badger have been a world-class experience. The relationships that I have made at this University are special, and I am forever grateful and thankful for everyone who played a role in my time at UW-Madison. Due to multiple injuries I have suffered within the past two years, I believe that it is in my best interest to return to Canada and continue my rehab, education and athletics closer to home. I look forward to getting back onto the court and playing the game I love. All glory to God!
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During his first season in the program, Neath appeared in 23 games for the Badgers with 1 start and averaged 9.7 minutes per game. He appeared in just 3 games a season ago but did not play in a game after Nov. 15.
Best of luck to Neath on his journey moving forward!