Cincinnati center Chris Vogt transfers to Wisconsin

Mar 14, 2021; Fort Worth, TX, USA; Cincinnati Bearcats center Chris Vogt (33) shoots the ball against Houston Cougars forward Reggie Chaney (32) and guard DeJon Jarreau (3) during the second half at Dickies Arena. Mandatory Credit: Ben Ludeman-USA TODAY Sports

Wisconsin on Friday announced the addition of 7-foot-1 center Chris Vogt, a graduate transfer from Cincinnati.

Vogt started 50 of his 53 games for the Bearcats from 2019-21, averaging 8.4 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.4 blocks.

“I think that Wisconsin was the best fit for me, both on and off the court,” Vogt said in a statement released by the Badgers. “I fit very well into this program’s style of play and Wisconsin is a very good school to get an MBA from. I want to thank God for giving me the opportunity to play basketball and thank my family for supporting me through this process and my whole basketball career.”

Vogt played two seasons at Northern Kentucky (2017-19) before transferring to Cincinnati. He averaged 3.6 points and 2.9 rebounds in 48 games (two starts) with the Horizon League program.

“Chris saw our program as a good fit to join, bring his experience and skillset to the team, and help our young players grow,” Wisconsin coach Greg Gard said. “We’re excited to have Chris joining us and we look forward to getting things going with him and the rest of our team soon this summer.”

The Badgers finished 18-13 last season, including a 10-10 record in the Big Ten. They defeated North Carolina in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament before losing to eventual champion Baylor in the second round.

–Field Level Media