Wisconsin star guard Johnny Davis said Thursday that he is entering the NBA draft. The first-team All-American and Wooden Award finalist indicated he intends to hire an agent and forego his two years of eligibility.
Very excited for the next chapter in my life. Forever a Badger. #OnWisconsin pic.twitter.com/fBekmYnrYj— Jonathan Davis (@JohnnyDavis) March 31, 2022
“I will forever cherish the experiences I had and the relationships I built during my time in Madison and I am so thankful I chose to become a Badger,” Davis said in his announcement on Twitter. “I am extremely excited to have the opportunity to pursue a lifelong dream and will be declaring for the 2022 NBA draft.”
Davis averaged 19.7 points and 8.2 rebounds in 31 games this season and was named Big Ten Player of the Year. He also recorded 36 steals and 23 blocked shots but shot just 30.6 percent from 3-point range.
“I know the pace and style of play in the NBA is different, but I think that suits my skill set extremely well,” Davis told ESPN. “My ability to get by my defender, athleticism and strength to finish at the rim, and being a three-level scorer combined with added spacing in the NBA will give me the opportunity to be successful.”
Look for Davis to be a projected lottery pick in this year’s NBA Draft.