With head coach Greg Gard firmly entrenched, the recruiting questions that plagued the Wisconsin Badgers for the class of 2016 seem to have fallen by the wayside. With two potent players already verbally pledged to UW, the 2017 class gained another impressive recruit with the commitment of touted point guard Brad Davison on Monday. He announced his decision via Twitter.
After a summer of quality play for the AAU stalwart Howard Pulley, the Osseo, Minn. (Maple Grove) native began to rise up the class rankings — gaining offers from top conference basketball schools like Butler, Dayton, Georgia Tech, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina State, Northwestern and Stanford. After a whirlwind tour at the end of June, Davison ultimately ended up committing to Wisconsin.
With his play, the 6’3, 190-pound guard is ranked by the recruiting services as such:
- 247Sports: four-star (93 rating, No. 20 point guard, No. 90 player overall)
- 247Sports composite: three-star (.9168 rating, No. 25 point guard, No. 142 player overall)
- Rivals: three-star (No. 119 overall)
- Scout: four-star (No. 26 point guard overall)
Davison joins four-star shooting guard Kobe King and four-star power forward Nathan Reuvers. The expectation is the Badgers will bank their remaining class of 2017 scholarships to have more room for the loaded class of 2018 with prospects like Jordan McCabe, Joey Hauser and Tyler Herro.