July 31, 2014

UW’s Gasser out for the season

The Wisconsin Badgers  Big Ten Conference title hopes took a major hit on Saturday when junior guard Josh Gasser suffered a season

Josh Gasser

ending knee injury during practice.

Gasser was set to move into the point guard role, replacing the graduated Jordan Taylor.  Gasser will get a medical redshirt this season and still have two years of eligibility left.

Gasser has been the team’s shooting guard the last two seasons.  He led all UW returning players in career starts with 66 and career minutes with 2,184.  He averaged 7.6 points a game and hit more than 45% of his 3-point attempts.

But Bo Ryan likes defense and Gasser will be missed greatly there.  He was voted to the Big Ten’s all-defensive team last season.

The point guard position will now likely be filled by redshirt freshman George Marshall or sophomore Traevon Jackson, or a combination of both.