Tai Strickland’s stay with the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team was a short one.
Strickland, a point guard who appeared in 16 games as a true freshman, is leaving the program after one season. The Florida native announced on Twitter Tuesday afternoon that he was transferring.
“Thank you to my teammates, my brothers, for everything y’all have done for me,” Strickland wrote. “I’ll always root for your success. I also want to thank Coach Gard and staff for giving me this opportunity, but at this time I have decided to transfer from Wisconsin and continue my career elsewhere.”
Strickland appeared to be in line for a spot in the rotation once backup point guard Trevor Anderson was lost to a season-ending knee injury in late November.
But Strickland ended up playing only 50 minutes, and 17 of those came in a non-conference game against Savannah State in mid-December. He appeared in only nine games, for a total of 11 minutes, against Big Ten opponents.
Strickland was the final member of UW’s three-man 2018 recruiting class and signed a letter of intent in the spring after choosing the Badgers over Minnesota and Rutgers. The other two members of that class, Taylor Currie and Joe Hedstrom, both redshirted.