While the official start date of the 2020-2021 college basketball season is still up for discussion, we here at Bucky’s 5th Quarter are champing at the bit for hoops to start and have decided to get our returning player profile series going again. Over the next two weeks we will profile all of the returning players and then the week after that we will profile all of the incoming freshmen on the team.
The next freshman up on our player profile series is freshman Jordan Davis.
Position: small forward
Hometown: La Crosse (La Crosse Central HS)
Recruiting info: class of 2020; 3-star recruit according to the 247 Composite; No. 467 in the nation, No. 86 SF, No. 6 in Wisconsin; had other offers UW-Green Bay, and UW-Milwaukee before ultimately deciding to do a joint commitment to Wisconsin with his brother Johnny.
Player overview: Jordan Davis comes into Wisconsin with hopes of cracking into the rotation over the course of the season. Jordan has the larger build of the two brothers, and will likely translate to a three spot player for UW. He brings a strong frame, and ability to get to the rim as a slasher/wing type player. His ability to attack the rim should help him do well in Wisconsin’s swing offense system. Davis also does the intangibles well, playing strong defense and rebounding the basketball. If he can do those and knock down shots, he could work his way into the rotation.
Role on 2020-21 team: Jordan Davis is in an interesting position for the Badgers in 2020. Many believe Johnny will play consistent minutes at the two guard spot spelling Brad Davison, but Jordan Davis’s picture is not as clear. Aleem Ford will be the starter at the three spot, but who might spell him remains to be seen. Tyler Wahl is a candidate, but his game plays a little bit bigger than a small forward type position.
With that, Davis could find some minutes especially early in the season as Greg Gard looks to establish his rotation. If Gard decides to have a deeper bench in 2020, something that could probably benefit the Badgers, both Davis brothers should see some action but minutes could be sparse for Jordan if not.