After the start of the 2011-12 Wisconsin Basketball season it appeared that George Marshall and Jarrod Uthoff were headed on different paths in terms of playing this season. Earlier this week,according to Jeff Potrykus of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Marshall would play. However that is clearly not the case as today both George Marshall, via Twitter, and the Badgers, via Press Release, announce Marshall has decided to redshirt this season.
According to the Press Release from the Badgers, George Marshall stated "I just looked at this season and came to the conclusion that a fifth year in this program will be more beneficial than what is potentially a season with limited minutes."
This shouldn't come as a total surprise though as Marshall was about 4th or 5th in the guard rotation and I would fully expect Uthoff to make the same announcement sometime soon, probably before this weekend.