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Wisconsin basketball recruiting: signing day capsule for Jonathan Davis

What are the Badgers getting from the 2020 combo guard?

Brad Fedie, 247sports

Now that the 2020 men’s basketball class can officially sign on the dotted line, B5Q gives you a snapshot of each player joining the fold for the Wisconsin Badgers next season...

2020 guard Jonathan (Johnny) Davis

Position: Shooting guard / Small forward

Height: 6-foot-5

Weight: 185 pounds

Hometown: La Crosse, Wisconsin

High school: La Crosse Central


  • 247 Composite: three-star, 92.67 rating (No. 145 nationally / No. 15 combo guard), No. 1 in state
  • 247 Sports: three-star, 89 rating (No. 140 nationally / No. 14 combo guard), No. 1 in state
  • Rivals: four-star, (No. 140 nationally / No. 28 small forward)
  • ESPN: three-star, 79 rating (No. 37 shooting guard), No. 3 in state

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Committed to Wisconsin on June 15th, 2019

Player breakdown

Jonathan Davis was a major recruiting score for Greg Gard and his staff in June. Committing on the same day as his twin brother, he will bring plus athleticism and scoring ability. Davis has has steadily increased his production after winning a state championship with Badger guard Kobe King as a freshman. The consensus first team all-state (AP) performer averaged 23 points, nine rebounds, and two assists as a junior on his way to Mississippi Valley Conference Player of the Year honors.

Jonathan’s outside shot is still in the developing stages, but he can absolute explode to the rim and is a fantastic defender. The wing prospect was one of the most coveted prospects on Wisconsin’s 2020 recruiting board, and he will be a vital piece in the guard rotation moving forward for the Badgers.

UW Bio (courtesy UW Athletic Department)

Jonathan Davis

6-4, 185, Guard

La Crosse, Wis. (Central)

Four-star recruit by Rivals … conference player of the year averaged 23 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists per game as a junior for La Crosse Central, earning unanimous first-team all-state selection and first-team all-conference honors … La Crosse Tribune Coulee Region Player of the Year in 2018-19 … as a sophomore, averaged 22.7 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists per game and earned first-team all-conference and first-team all-state honors … along with brother, Jordan, helped lead Central to the WIAA Division 2 state tournament each of their three years on the varsity team, winning the state title in 2017 with current Badger Kobe King … on the football field, Davis is also a standout three-year starter at quarterback, passing for 6,572 yards and 56 touchdowns, while rushing for more than 2,000 yards and scoring another 34 touchdowns on the ground.