1 - Johnny Davis

6-5, 195 Shooting Guard
Wisconsin Sophomore
Birthday
02/27/02 (19.9 yrs)
Hometown
LaCrosse, WI
High School
Central
Team Site Profile
Athleticism
8
Size
8
Defense
8
Strength
7
Quickness
8
Leadership
8
Jump Shot
8
NBA Ready
8
Ball Handling
7
Potential
8
Passing
7
Intangibles
8

NBA Comparison: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

Strengths: Shooting guard with solid all around skill and understanding … Davis is capable of driving to the basket with either hand and finishes well around the rim with both hands … Crafty slasher who is deadly in the midrange and showcases a variety of post-scoring moves … Excellent shooter from all three levels with a 44/34/86 shooting split through ten games of his sophomore season … One of, if not the most, improved players in all of college basketball … Averaging 21 points per game for Wisconsin after averaging only 7 as a freshman … Outstanding intangibles and leadership skills … Big shot maker who never backs down from big moments … Great rebounding guard who averages more than 6 boards per game … Improving as a playmaker and passer every game and does a good job limiting turnovers despite his high usage rate (2.3 AST, 1.9 TO) … 34% three-point shooter with four attempts per game. Can knock down threes off the dribble or spotting up, but mostly creates for himself as the primary ball-handler without playmaking guards around him … Can flourish in any role, but his development as a star this year is putting him into lottery discussion … Physical, aggressive defender who can guard 1-4 and disrupt passing lanes off the ball. Currently averaging 1.6 steals per game which is fourth in the Big Ten … Easy to notice his long arms with his disruption and ability to alter and block shots as a guard with nearly a block per game … Moves very well laterally defensively to stay in front of defenders and avoid foul trouble. His fouls per 40 minutes are down from 3.5 to 1.6 this season … Could flourish as a 3-and-D guard early in his career before embracing his current role as a shot-creator with more development and bulkier frame … High potential player who is just starting to scratch the surface of his skill set …

Weaknesses: Lacks ideal size at 6’5 for a shooting guard, but we’ve seen more players with this size find success in the league in recent years … Doesn’t always create a lot of space for himself on jumpers, but gets away with making contested jumpers against smaller defenders … Solid athlete with good wingspan, however … Doesn’t always appear to create separation against top level athletes. Speed remains one of his biggest question marks … Lacks elite level lateral speed … Needs to continue to improve as a playmaker and not just as a scorer off the dribble … Good, but not great athleticism, which raises concerns again about creating space for himself and also guarding top-level NBA guards …  A/TO ratio is just 1-1, so he can stand to improve his passing, ball handling and decision making to become a more well rounded shooting guard …

Outlook: Recently emerged as a top player in the nation, which could be a simple hot streak that could fizzle out or a true indication of his development this summer … Though the first half of the season is on pace to be a lottery pick …

Notes: Averaging 20.9 PTS, 6.1 REB, 2.3 AST, 1.6 STL as a sophomore at Wisconsin … McDonald’s All-American coming out of high school … 2020 Wisconsin Mr. Basketball … Helped the USA win FIBA U19 World Cup in the Summer of 2021. Averaged 4.1 PTS and 1.7 REB at the World Cup … All-time leading scorer at Central High School (2,158 points)

Derek Bast 1/2/22

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