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Wisconsin basketball recruiting: the Davis brothers showed out in Florida

Plus: Steven Crowl (Wisconsin) got a win over Dawson Garcia (Marquette) and Chucky Hepburn has ice in his veins.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: NOV 17 Marquette University at Wisconsin Photo by Lawrence Iles/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Recruiting is the lifeblood of any major college athletics team, but following it closely as a fan can sometimes be difficult and can often be time consuming. We’ll try and condense all the recruiting news you can use into this bi-weekly post. It’ll include updates on current commits, including stats from their high school games, as well as news on players the Badgers are still pursuing. Let’s get down to business!

Updates on current commits

  • 2020 forward Steven Crowl (Apple Valley, Minn.) put on a dominant show for Eastview against Prior Lake and current/future rival Dawson Garcia (who will be attending Marquette) next year. Crowl had 25 points in the Lightning’s 75-66 win. Garcia led the Lakers with 14 points and six boards.

Later in the week, Crowl had 20 points as Eastview beat Farmington 87-70. Crowl is averaging 26.5 points per game and has Eastview sitting pretty with a 14-2 record (7-1 in the South Suburban Conference). They host 13-2 (7-0 in the South Suburban Conference) Shakopee (a suburb I just learned how to pronounce despite living in the Twin Cities for over three years) on Tuesday night in a battle for first place.

Here is a full video of the Crowl/Garcia match up.

  • 2020 twin wings Johnny Davis (La Crosse) and Jordan Davis (La Crosse) and the La Crosse Central Red Raiders were down in Florida over the weekend to participate in the Monteverde Invitational and Johnny had a HELL of a three games.

Down one, Johnny got fouled with under two seconds left and calmly drilled his two free throws to give Central the win.

In the semifinals, the Red Raiders played Long Island Lutheran who featured Ohio State commit Zed Key, who was a Wisconsin target near the top of their board before Crowl picked Wisconsin.

La Crosse Central battled to the end, and even had leads in the fourth quarter, but couldn’t hold on despite Johnny’s bonkers score line. Key scored 19 points for Long Island Lutheran. I can’t wait for Johnny to be dropping dunks on dude’s heads in Madison.

Looking at the score and the output for Johnny leads me to believe that the Red Raiders were a bit tired after playing their third game in three days.

In a coincidence, Scotlandville had Reece Beekman (Virginia commit) on their team, who is from Milwaukee and played AAU ball with the Davis brothers and Terrance Thompson, according to Flood.

Full highlights of Johnny Davis from the whole tournament can be found here.

Flood and Courtside Films did a really great job covering this tournament and if you don’t follow both of them on the ol’ Twitter machine you should.