After missing 17 games with a broken right foot, Wisconsin senior guard Traevon Jackson has returned to practice with his Badger teammates.
It remains unclear if Jackson will play when Wisconsin (31-3) opens the NCAA Tournament against Coastal Carolina (24-9) on Friday in Omaha, Nebraska.
“Right now I’m not there yet but each day I feel better,” Jackson said. “I feel stronger as I keep going. I’m not going to rush back.”
Jackson averaged 9.4 points in Wisconsin’s first 17 games. The Badgers are 16-1 since Bronson Koenig took over for Jackson. Koenig is averaging 12.2 points and shooting 46.5% from three-point range.
Nobody is sure how Jackson will play after being sidelined for so long, including Jackson himself. But his teammates are eager to get him back and fellow guard Josh Gasser feels Jackson will play on Friday.
Gasser is anxious to see how Jackson performs Wednesday (today) when UW starts preparing for Coastal Carolina.