Wisconsin-Milwaukee forward Ryan Haggerty is expected to redshirt his freshman season. The 6-foot-8-inch Benet graduate - who appeared on the recruiting radar late in his career - mentioned that as a possibility when he committed to the Panthers last winter.
Kevin O'Connor, the school's sports information director, indicated that a more formal announcement should be coming soon. The Panthers (3-1) take on Marquette on Saturday at the Bradley Center. The Horizon League's preseason poll picked them to finish sixth in conference.
"Ryan is a very versatile player who can play both inside and out. He is a good shooter, is skilled with the ball and really played well during the past year. He has shown a willingness to work on improving his game and his development really indicates his best basketball is ahead of him," Panthers coach Rob Jeter said on the team's Web site. "He is also an excellent student and comes from a disciplined, well-regarded high school program - both athletically and academically. We are thrilled to have him."