University of Wisconsin sophomore Johnny Davis told Malika Andrews on ESPN’s NBA Today on Thursday that will hire an agent and enter the 2022 NBA draft, ESPN’s Jonathon Givany reports.
“After taking some time off and discussing everything with my family and coaches, I have decided to pursue a lifelong dream by declaring for the NBA draft with the intent of hiring an agent,” Davis said on the show.
Davis, who is a finalist for the Lute Olson, Naismith and John Wooden awards, led the Badgers to a regular-season Big Ten championship but was hindered by an ankle injury int the conference and NCAA tournaments. ESPN ranks him as the ninth-best prospect in the 2022 draft.
He averaged 31.7 points and 8.2 rebounds per game in the 2021-22 season.
Davis grew up in La Crosse and was named the state’s Mr. Basketball. He was also an all-star quarterback and played alongside his twin brother Jordan, a wide receiver. Jordan Davis remains a reserve on the UW basketball team.