MADISON, Wis. (AP) -Wisconsin senior guard Michael Flowers is going on a temporary leave of absence for medical reasons, the university announced Thursday.
Flowers started all 36 games last season, averaged 7.2 points and led the team in assists (105) and steals (58). He was selected to the Big Ten all-defensive team.
A news release from the athletic department said Flowers and his family did not wish to comment.
``The important thing is that Michael knows he has the support of his coaches and teammates,'' coach Bo Ryan said in the release. ``We hope that everyone will respect Michael's privacy.''
Brian Lucas, assistant director of athletic communications, said Thursday evening the university would have no comment beyond the announcement.

NCAAB Headlines

More inNCAAB News  

NCAAB Top Stories

Thumbnail Trimble returning to Maryland The Maryland Terrapins got some good news last week as Melo Trimble announced he will be returning to the team for his junior...
Thumbnail Texas to contend in 2016-17? Now with a year at Texas under his belt, can Shaka Smart expect bigger things from the Longhorns in 2016-17?
Thumbnail 2017 NCAA Championship Odds Following Villanova’s big win in the 2016 NCAA Tournament, who has emerged as the favorite to win the 2017 NCAA Tournament?
Thumbnail Will Huskies reach hallowed ground vs.Orange?   As the old saying goes, three things are certain in life: death, taxes and UConn in an NCAA tournament setting.
Thumbnail Nova vs. UNC Player Prop Odds & Picks Here’s a look at some of the player prop odds ahead of tonight’s national championship matchup between North Carolina and Villanova at 9:19PM ET.
More inNCAAB Articles  

NCAAB Team Pages