A fifth-year graduate student, Zach Bohannon enters his third season at UW after spending two campaigns at Air Force. Bohannon earned a scholarship for the 2012-13 season after entering as a walk-on, and returned to walk-on status for 2013-14. The younger brother of former Badger 1,000-point scorer Jason Bohannon, Zach has appeared in 56 games (1 start), with 17 of those coming with the Badgers last season. At 6-foot-6, Bohannon has the frame and tenacity to play under the basket, but also the touch to shoot from the perimeter. With his ability to play either of the forward positions, Bohannon should find himself in the UW frontcourt rotation this season.
A 2013 Academic All-Big Ten selection, Bohannon transferred to Wisconsin from Air Force in 2011.
Appeared in 56 career games (39 of which came in 2 seasons at Air Force)
Made first-career start at UTEP (12/29/10)
Owns 3 career games in double figures
Made Badger debut in UW's 2012-13 season opener vs. SE Louisiana (11/11/12)
2013 Academic All-Big Ten
Saw action in 17 games off the bench ... scored 4 points and tied a season-high grabbing 4 rebounds in just 2 minutes of action at Northwestern ... scored 2 points and added 4 rebounds in just 5 minutes at Iowa ... tallied 3 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists in a season-high 9 minutes against Presbyterian ... scored a season-high five points and added five rebounds and a block in nine minutes during his Badgers debut against Southeastern La.
Redshirted per NCAA transfer rules
2010-11 (At Air Force)
Missed the first 10 games after right thumb surgery during the preseason, but returned to play 13.5 minutes per game and average 4.3 points and 2.0 rebounds ... shot .492 from the field and .367 from 3-point range ... posted career highs of 12 points, 8 boards and 5 assists in a win at Utah ... scored 11 points on 3-for-3 shooting from 3-point range vs. Florida A&M
2009-10 (At Air Force)
Appeared in 17 games ... season-highs of 8 points and 5 rebounds at home against BYU ... also played season-high 18 minutes vs. the Cougars ... made 1st career 3-pointer against Prairie View A&M ... career-high 3 steals vs. UNLV ... played double-figure minutes in 5 of the team's last 8 games
Three-year letterwinner, led Linn-Mar to a 24-3 record and runner-up finish in Class 4A as a senior ... named to all-tournament team at state tournament ... first-team all-state selection and conference player of the year as a senior ... second-team all-state and first-team all-conference selection as a junior ... averaged a double-double (15 pts., 10 reb.) as a junior ... helped team to the 4A state championship as a sophomore ... academic all-state selection ... member of National Honor Society
Parents are Gordy and Brenda Bohannon ... has three brothers, Jason, Matt and Jordan ... older brother, Jason, was a four-year letterwinner in men's basketball at Wisconsin and younger brother Matt is a redshirt freshman guard at Northern Iowa ... father, Gordy, played QB at the University of Iowa, starting in the 1982 Rose Bowl ... earned his undergraduate degree in economics in December of 2012 ... completed his master's degree in life sciences communications in the summer of 2013 and is currently enrolled in the UW MBA program
July 20, 2011 - New Bohannon not your typical transfer