Johnny Davis

Johnny Davis

#1 Shooting Guard Small Forward
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Personal Information

Full Name Johnny Davis
Position Shooting Guard, Small Forward
DOB (Age) 27-02-2002 (22 yrs)
Height 6 ft 5 in (1.95 m)
Weight 194 lbs (88 kgs)
Hometown La Crosse, WI
College University of Wisconsin
Draft 2022 - Rd: 1, Pick: 10 (WAS)
Debut 2022

Johnny Davis: A Brief Biography

Early Life and High School Career

Johnny Davis grew up in Wisconsin and attended high school and college there. He played basketball for La Crosse Central High School and left the school as its all-time leading scorer with 2,158 career points. He averaged over 25 points and 9 rebounds per game and was named his school’s Player of the Year multiple times.

College Career

Johnny Davis played for the Wisconsin Badgers of the Big Ten conference for two seasons. He was named Big Ten Player of the Year in 2022 and also received two coveted awards, the Jerry West Award and the Lute Olsen award. The Jerry West award is given to the best shooting guard in the nation in collegiate sports and is awarded by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The Lute Olsen Award is given to the most outstanding player in collegiate sports. Hence, Davis is one of the most sought-after guards in the 2022 NBA Draft class.

NCAA Tournament Performance

The Wisconsin Badgers, unfortunately, didn’t make it far in the NCAA tournament. They won the first round against the Colgate Raiders and Johnny Davis dropped 25 points, 8 rebounds and 2 steals while shooting 4-10 from three-point range. The Badgers then lost to the Iowa State Cyclones in Round 2 and Davis had 17 points, 9 rebounds and 4 blocks while shooting 4-9 from deep.

College Stats and Splits


Johnny Davis played two seasons for the Wisconsin Badgers. As a freshman, he played in 31 games but didn’t start in any of them. He averaged just 7.0 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 1.1 assists per game in 24.3 minutes of action a night.

As a sophomore, he took his game up a notch to a level, unlike any other player in the nation. He started in every game and drastically played more minutes (34.2). Davis improved in every single category across the board in his sophomore year, nearly doubling his scoring and rebounding numbers. He went from 7 points to nearly 20 points a night.


Johnny Davis’ career splits are misleading due to the unbelievable disparity in his performances from his freshman and sophomore years. His efficiency improved in his sophomore year despite more shot attempts. Davis converts nearly 32% of his three-pointers and 80% of his free throws.

Personal life and partner(s)

Johnny Davis is currently not dating anyone as he is focused on college and basketball.

Projected 2022 NBA Draft Rank

Johnny Davis is expected to go top 15 in the 2022 NBA Draft, with many scouts predicting that he might go 12th overall to the OKC Thunder.

Style of play

Johnny Davis is one of the best shooting guards in the draft class who plays excellent in the mid-range area. He is often compared to Khris Middleton, Shaun Livingston and Manu Ginobili.