Andy Van Vliet announced after Wisconsin basketball’s season ended that he would pursue a transfer. On Monday, he announced his destination.
Van Vliet will transfer to William & Mary, he tells ESPN’s Jeff Goodman. He’ll sit one season and have one year of eligibility remaining after that.
“Wisconsin has taught me a lot of things and I have grown and matured because of the challenges and experiences I have had here,” Van Vliet wrote on Twitter in his announcement in March. “My only regret is not being able to finish what I have started, but this school and community will always hold a special place in my heart.”
Van Vliet started Wisconsin’s first four games this season, but only played in a total of 17.
“There’s certain things within the game that are non-negotiables in this program that physically he’s still working on,” Wisconsin assistant coach Joe Krabbenhoft said in January. “But sometimes you don’t always have to have the biggest, strongest stature to go out there and do the things we need you to do. He’s working every day with the scout team or with Coach Gard at those little things because it clearly isn’t shooting wide-open 3s. He’s pretty good at that.
“That’s not the thing that’s holding him back from playing more minutes. It’s some of those little things that kind of have been pillars of this program. The physicality at which we need to play at in this league against the best teams, you need to be ready to go to war, and he’s still working on some of those things.”