SPASH grad Anderson talks decision to transfer to Badgers

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WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW)-- Last night, former SPASH standout Trevor Anderson announced on Twitter that he had decided to transfer from UW-Green Bay to UW-Madison and play for the Badgers.

He was offered a preferred walk-on with the Badgers while at SPASH, but he chose the scholarship with the Phoenix.

Anderson started the first 20 games, but then he suffered a fractured back, and that's when it began to creep in his head that maybe he should shift gears, and pursue his childhood dream.

"Nobody wants to live with regrets," Anderson said. "I think, looking 20 years from now, its something I think not taking this opportunity to play for my dream school, I think that's something I would have ended up regretting."

Before the back injury, Anderson was averaging just under 10 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists per game, proving to himself he can play at the next level. He'll redshirt next season with the opportunity to earn a scholarship after that. But the former NewsChannel 7 All-Star understands he'll have to take his game up another level.

"I don't plan on, or want to, go there and sit for three years and be a cheerleader," Anderson said. "So I think agility is something, get my feet quicker. I need another step to make this move work. I mean, I'm going to be playing against the starters for a Big Ten top-3 team every year. So, I think that's going to improve my game dramatically."

He said he arrives on campus in Madison June 18. That's when a new chapter begins for the Stevens Point native.