University of Wisconsin head basketball coach Bo Ryan is beloved among Badger fans, but a recent move to restrict the transfer opportunities for freshman Jarrod Uthoff has certainly turned some heads, and made people begin to question Ryan’s motives.
According to several reports, Ryan has restricted the schools to which Uthoff can transfer to continue his college basketball career. Uthoff approached Ryan recently and requested to be released from his scholarship to be able to pursue other opportunities which would be a better “offensive fit” for him going forward.
In response, Ryan outlined a list of schools to which Uthoff could not transfer which includes several Big 10 schools and other traditional Wisconsin rivals. While this is within Ryan’s scope according to NCAA basketball rules, the number of schools he outlined on the list is rather excessive, and creates a troubling precedent which future coaches could follow should they choose to make things difficult for departing players.