Zach Bohannon, younger brother of former Wisconsin guard Jason Bohannon, will join the Badgers as a walk-on after using his first two years of eligibility with the Air Force Academy.
Bohannon, who at 6-fee-8 stands six inches taller than his brother, told Madison.com’s Rob Schultz he wanted to join the Badgers to avoid the five-year service requirement for Air Force grads and play in an NCAA tournament. He plans to pursue a coaching career after graduation.
To accomodate the NCAA rules for transfers, Bohannon sat out last season after averaging just 4.3 points per game for the Falcons during an injury-plagued sophomore campaign.
Bohannon told Schultz he’s been asked to add weight to his 177-pound frame. He said he started his career with the Falcons weighing 215 pounds, but shed nearly 50 pounds after two years of Air Force training.