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Badgers star Johnny Davis declares for NBA Draft

Wisconsin's Johnny Davis reacts after his dunk during the second half of a first-round NCAA...
Wisconsin's Johnny Davis reacts after his dunk during the second half of a first-round NCAA college basketball tournament game against Colgate Friday, March 18, 2022, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)(Morry Gash | AP)
Published: Mar. 31, 2022 at 2:55 PM CDT
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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - Badgers star and Big Ten Player of the Year Johnny Davis announced he’s declaring for the NBA Draft on Thursday.

The La Crosse, Wis. product made the announcement during ESPN’s NBA Today. Followed quickly by a post to his Instagram thanking the Badgers and fans for their support as he moves forward with his basketball career.

Davis had a breakout season for the Badgers during the 2021-22 season. Going from a bench player to starting all 31 games, while increasing his scoring to 19.7 points per game. The super sophomore was a consensus All-American, and is a finalist for the Naismith Player of the Year Award.

Davis is the number nine prospect in ESPN’s Top 100 heading into the draft.

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