Flowers to Take Temporary Leave of Absence

Wisconsin's senior guard leaves the men's team for unspecified reasons.

MADISON - Michael Flowers, a senior guard for the University of Wisconsin men's basketball team, is taking a temporary leave of absence from the team for medical reasons.

"The important thing is that Michael knows he has the support of his coaches and teammates," UW head coach Bo Ryan said. "We hope that everyone will respect Michael's privacy."

Flowers, a former Madison La Follette athlete, started all 36 games for the Badgers last year, averaging 7.2 points and leading the team with 105 assists in 29.2 minutes per game. He also led the team with 58 steals and was named to the Big Ten's all-defensive team.

The development will leave the Badgers short-handed at the guard position, where they need to replace starting point guard Kammron Taylor. Flowers is expected to be apart of a three-man rotation with sophomores Jason Bohannon and Trevon Hughes at the one and two guard position.

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