MADISON, Wis. J.D. Wise sat at a table inside the Kohl Center on Friday afternoon, four television camera lenses and a handful of tape recorders near his face.
"Do I just like look into the distance?" Wise said. "I've never been up here before."
The spotlight hasn't shone brightly on Wise during his college basketball career at Wisconsin. He is rarely, if ever, requested for interviews from media members because he occupies a spot at the end of the team bench on game days and seldom plays.
But attaining some sort of celebrity status isn't why Wise joined the Badgers in the first place. He and fellow senior guard Dan Fahey are here because of a true love for teammates, camaraderie and basketball with zero guarantees of playing time.
On Sunday, Wise and Fahey will be honored as part of senior day festivities before Wisconsin's final home game against Purdue for their contributions to the program. They are contributions most fans have never seen because what the two walk-ons do ta...