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DePaul target, 2020 forward Carter Gilmore to walk-on at Wisconsin

The Wisconsin native had his heart set on the Badgers and is taking the opportunity as a preferred walk-on.

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Carter Gilmore couldn’t picture himself in any other uniform that didn’t have Wisconsin on the front of it.

The 6-foot-7, 200 pound forward from Hartland, Wisc. had his eyes set on becoming a Badger at a very young age.

His father once played for former Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan during Ryan’s first-ever collegiate head coaching gig at Wisconsin-Platteville. His family is full of Badger fans, so it was only natural that Gilmore became one too.

He’ll have an opportunity to live out his childhood dream, saying no to his other Division I offers to become a preferred walk-on at Wisconsin.

Gilmore announced the news on Thursday night. He previously fielded offers from the DePaul Blue Demons, as well as Southern Illinois, Milwaukee, UIC, Indiana State, Missouri State, Appalachian State, and Hofstra.

DePaul offered him over a year ago, after Gilmore started to generate some buzz for his play throughout his sophomore season at Arrowhead (Wisc.). This past season, he was a key player in the Warhawks’ 21-5 campaign, one that finished with a second round appearance in the state playoffs. He also played on the Nike EYBL as a member of Phenom University. Through 17 games spread across April and July, he averaged over 20 minutes per appearance and scored 6.6 points per game.