Big 10 Player of the Year Johnny Davis Declares for NBA Draft

One year ago, the University of Wisconsin’s Johnny Davis was nothing more than a role player for the Badgers averaging just 7.0 points per game and not starting once his entire freshman season.

His sophomore year was a much different story, resulting in Davis on Thursday announcing on NBA Today that he would forgo his remaining eligibility to enter the 2022 NBA Draft.

“My time here at Wisconsin was great. It was an unforgettable experience. I thank all the coaches and teammates I had in my corner,” Davis said. “With that being said, I would like to announce that I will be declaring for the 2022 NBA Draft.”

Davis’ sophomore season was one of the best individual seasons ever for a member of the University of Wisconsin, averaging 19.7 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 2.1 assists per game on his way to being named a first-team All-American and the Big-Ten Player of the Year.

Davis joined fellow All-Americans and Big 10 members Jaden Ivey and Keegan Murray in declaring for the NBA Draft.

The Badgers, on the back of Davis, had a strong season, winning a share of the Big 10 regular-season title alongside the University of Illinois, going 25-8 (15-5 Big 10). Unfortunately, success in the regular season didn’t translate to success in March Madness for the Badgers, who were knocked out in the second round by Iowa State University.

The NBA Draft is on Thursday, June 23, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.