Former Wisconsin G Chucky Hepburn Will Transfer to Louisville, per Report

Mar 22, 2024; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Wisconsin Badgers guard Chucky Hepburn (23) drives to the basket.
Mar 22, 2024; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Wisconsin Badgers guard Chucky Hepburn (23) drives to the basket. / Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

A key cog in the Wisconsin Badgers' successful 2023-24 campaign is reportedly headed elsewhere.

Former Badgers guard Chucky Hepburn has committed to play for Louisville in 2025, according to a Thursday afternoon report from Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Hepburn, 21, averaged 9.8 points, 2.8 rebounds and three assists per game in three seasons with Wisconsin. The Omaha-raised guard was named to the Big Ten's All-Freshman team in 2022 for a 25–8 Badgers squad.

In 2023-24, Hepburn's scoring (9.2 points per game) dipped from his sophomore season (12.2 PPG) but he still made the conference's All-Defense and All-Tournament teams. Wisconsin qualified for the NCAA men's tournament as a No. 5seed, losing 72–61 to James Madison.

The Cardinals, on the other hand, are starting from square one under new coach Pat Kelsey. Louisville wrapped up miserable two-year stretch under coach Kenny Payne this past season, following up a 4–28 record in 2022-23 with an 8–24 record last season.

Kelsey has been active in the transfer portal so far this offseason, luring eight newcomers to the Bluegrass State.


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