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Rankings Rankings

24/7: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit 89 (#13 SG / #129 overall) Green_arrowup_medium
Rivals: 4-star recruit4-star recruit4-star recruit4-star recruit (#28 SF / #114 overall) Green_arrowup_medium
ESPN: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit 79 (#35 SG) Green_arrowup_medium
Wishoops: #2 player in 2020

Last updated: Sept. 5, 2019
Previous Rankings: 3-star (0.9264, #14 SG/#141 overall/#3 WI) > (0.9273) by 24/7 Composite (#17 SG/#219 overall/#5 WI); 3-star (#17 SG/#219 overall > #210 overall) by 24/7; 3-star (#30 SF/#127 overall > #32 SG/#145) by Rivals; NR by ESPN; #7 player in 2020 by Wishoops

Rankings at time of commitment: 3-star (0.9264) by 24/7 Composite (#14 SG/#141 overall/#3 WI); 3-star by 24/7; Rivals & ESPN; #2 player in 2020 by Wishoops

Honors Honors

2020 Wisconsin Mr. Basketball
2020 First Team All-State - Division 2 (WBCA)
2019 First Team All-State (AP)*
2019 First Team All-State (USA Today)
2019 First Team All-State - Division 2 (WBCA)*
2019 Mississippi Valley Conference Player of the Year

*unanimous selection

Statistics Statistics

2019-20: 27.2 ppg, 44% 3PT | Senior (Central)
2018-19: 23.1 ppg, 9.3 rpg, 2.4 apg | Junior (Central)
2017-18: 22.8 ppg | Sophomore (Central)
2016-17: 8.7 ppg | Freshman (Central)

Signed LOI Signed National Letter of Intent

Signed on November 13, 2019
Wisconsin welcomes five newcomers in 2020 Signing Class (

Verbally committed on June 15, 2018
Central’s Johnny, Jordan Davis commit to Wisconsin (LaCrosse Tribune)
Davis twins commit to Wisconsin (Badgers247)
Jonathan and Jordan Davis verbally commit to Wisconsin (B5Q)

Until late in the proces, Johnny Davis had been adamant up that he and his twin brother Jordan were a package deal, which kept his recruitment pretty interesting and close to the vest. The move was a mild surprise since Jordan is generally viewed as a better prospect on the football field as a receiver, where Johnny has been tossing him touchdowns passes as his quarterback. Yet it worked. Wisconsin changed the game by offering Jordan a full basketball scholarship the first week of June. Within two weeks, the twins were Badgers, announcing at Wisconsin’s team camp on June 15.

After winning a state title in basketball with current Badger Kobe King as a high school freshman, the Davis brothers led La Crosse Central to the state tournament again as juniors before falling 72-71 in overtime to Milwaukee Washington in an epic contest.

Wisconsin was involved with Johnny Davis from the very beginning and it paid off. His explosiveness, ability to get to the rim, and desire to defend made him a standout in every setting. Though he played hard to get and seemed to be waiting for jazzier offers to materialize, Davis knew the opportunity to play with his brother at the flagship state university was too good of an opportunity to pass on. His most recent offers this spring included DePaul, Iowa, Marquette, Minnesota and West Virginia. That chip on Davis’ shoulder won’t be a bad thing. Davis stated a preference for an up-tempo offense where he can contribute immediately. He’ll be competing with King and senior Brad Davison for time on the wing as a frosh, but could be a key cog right away as a sophomore. With his brother and Lorne Bowman at his side, a faster Badger team is very possible.

Press Clippings Recent Press

4/20: Wisconsin 2020 Signee Breakdown: Johnny Davis (

11/12: Twins Johnny and Jordan Davis’ commitment to Badgers fulfills their father’s vision (Wisconsin State Journal)
10/31: Badgers men’s basketball commit Johnny Davis left significant mark in football at La Crosse Central (La Crosse Tribune)
7/15: UAA Finals: Bossi’s All-Tournament team (Rivals)
6/17: Offer to play together for Wisconsin Badgers basketball team lured in-state recruits Johnny and Jordan Davis (Wisconsin State Journal)
6/16: Sticking together (Badgers247)
6/2: La Crosse Central’s Johnny Davis discusses recruiting, timetable for making a college decision and goals for senior season (WSN)
5/15: Iowa 2020 target Johnny Davis is an emerging start in the class (
4/7: La Crosse Central’s Johnny Davis is player of year (La Crosse Tribune)
3/18: Johnny Davis put on show to attentive, hopeful crowd (La Crosse Tribune)
2/20: With Greg Gard watching, Johnny Davis pours in 31 points to key another La Crosse Central victory (
1/19: Showdown between Central and Minnehaha lives up to the hype (La Crosse Tribune)

12/20: City of Palms: Evans’ Thursday Notebook (Rivals)
3/15: Kaukauna earns No. 1 seeding in WIAA Division 2 state boys basketball field (Wisconsin State Journal)
1/4: La Crosse Central’s Johnny Davis turning into dominant player (La Crosse Tribune)

Multimedia Audio / Video

Highlights: Johnny Davis Senior Highlights (03.17.20)
Highlights: Davis Brothers Combine For 50 Against Menomonie (12.10.19)
Highlights: Under Armour Finals: Johnny Davis (7.15.19)
News Feature: Davis family calls commitment to Wisconsin a “dream come true.” - WXOW/ABC 19 (6.17.19)
Highlights: Jordan and Jonathan Davis (#10) - Wisconsin team camp (6.17.19)
Highlights: Battle at the Lakes: Johnny Davis (5.14.19)
Highlights: Johnny Davis Junior Highlights (03.18.19)
Highlights: Milwaukee Washington 72, La Crosse Central 71 (OT) - WXOW/ABC 19 (3.15.19)
Highlights: Johnny Davis dominates vs. Eau Claire North (2.20.19)
Highlights: Johnny Davis leads La Crosse Central past Onalaska (2.16.19)
Highlights: Johnny Davis Takes On Jalen Suggs, Chet Holmgren at Midwest Players Classic (1.21.19)
News Feature: WXOW/ABC 19 (1.17.19)
Highlights: Johnny Davis Spring Highlights (5.17.18)
Highlights: Johnny Davis Sophomore Highlights (3.28.18)

More Info Additional Info

2019-20 Schedule | La Crosse Tribune

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