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Former walk-on G Ross Candelino transfer from Wisconsin commits to Lipscomb

Former Wisconsin guard Ross Candelino announced his commitment to Lipscomb via social media on Wednesday.

The former walk-on opted to enter the transfer portal in late March after two years with the Badgers. The Jacksonville, Florida native appeared in just five games during his time with the program, with all five coming during his freshman season in 2022-2023.

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His Wisconsin career ends with those five games played, four total points and three rebounds on 2/2 shooting.

Before Candelino arrived in Madison, he had taken it into account 14.2 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game as a senior at Ponte Vedra High School. He also helped lead the Sharks to a 27-4 record and a berth in the Class 6A state championship game for the first time in program history.

He is one of seven former Badgers to enter the portal since the end of the 2023-24 season. Due to his efforts, only one participant remains without a destination for next season.

Wisconsin, meanwhile, has added commitments from the transfer portal guard John Tonje, point guard Camren Hunter And power forward Xavier Amos this offseason. Greg Gard has successfully retooled the roster ahead of a crucial 2024-2025 season despite losing star point guard Chucky Hepburn and winger AJ Storr.