Wisconsin adds transfer Kamari McGee

Wisconsin men’s basketball program head coach Greg Gard announced April 13 that Kamari McGee will transfer and play basketball for the Badgers beginning in fall 2022.

A 6-foot guard from Racine, McGee played this past season at Green Bay. The team’s leading scorer, McGee averaged 11.6 points and 1.9 assists per game, shooting 38.8% from the floor (80.8% from the free-throw line). McGee was named to the Horizon League’s All-Freshman Team and was the league’s freshman of the week three times.

“First and foremost, I want to thank the coaching staff for believing in me to come and be a part of this program,” McGee said. “I’m looking forward to building bonds with my new teammates and Badger Nation. My excitement is through the roof.”

“Kamari is the kind of person and player we want representing our University and program,” Gard said. “He is a leader and role model in his community of Racine and is a motivated student, who will thrive both on and off the floor here at Wisconsin.

“A ferocious competitor, Kamari makes his presence felt on the defensive end of the floor. He also brings experience and leadership to our backcourt, which is vital to our team’s success. We are excited to add Kamari to our Badger Family and to get to work with him as he pursues his goals as a student-athlete here at the University of Wisconsin.”

McGee started each of the last 20 games for Green Bay, averaging 17.6 points and shooting 50.7% from the floor in his last five games with the Phoenix. McGee had four 20-plus point performances last season, including a career-high 24 points against Wright State.

A standout in high school at Racine St. Catherine’s, McGee helped lead the Angels to the 2020 WIAA state championship. He was a first team all-county, first team all-conference and fourth team all-state honoree.