Citing desire to be closer to home, Yankton's Matthew Mors to transfer from Wisconsin

Mors entered the NCAA transfer portal on Monday, March 21, after redshirting during his only season in Madison.

Yankton's Matthew Mors (32) struts back to the bench after hitting a 3-point basket to close out the first half in front of Lynn English (Mass.) head coach Antonio Anderson during a game against on Dec. 27, 2019 in the Hoop City Classic at Corn Palace.
Mitchell Republic file photo

MADISON, Wis. — Former Yankton High School standout and three-time South Dakota Gatorade Player of the Year Matthew Mors entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal on Monday, March 21, after redshirting for the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball program as a freshman this season.

Mors, a 6-foot-7 forward, finished his prep career with 2,707 points across six varsity seasons and was the No. 1-ranked recruit in the class of 2021 from the state of South Dakota, per 247Sports. He was also tabbed as the No. 28 power forward and No. 152 player overall in his recruiting class.

Prior to committing to Wisconsin in September 2019, Mors held scholarship offers from programs such as Creighton, Iowa State, Iowa and Nebraska, as well as South Dakota State and South Dakota. He will have four years of eligibility remaining wherever he lands next.

Dierks covers prep and collegiate athletics across the Mitchell Republic's coverage region area, focusing on Mitchell High School football and boys basketball and area high school football, volleyball and basketball, as well as Dakota Wesleyan women's basketball. He was also the lead on the Mitchell Republic Gridiron Spotlight, producing video and providing live play-by-play for the traveling weekly prep football broadcast during its first season in the fall of 2021. Dierks is a Mitchell native who graduated from South Dakota State University with his bachelor's degree in journalism in May 2020. He joined the Mitchell Republic sports staff in August 2021. He can be reached at and found on Twitter at @LDierksy.
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