Wisconsin’s Johnny Davis a finalist for two end-of-year awards

Johnny Davis is enjoying a very productive sophomore season. His season is one of the best a Wisconsin basketball player has had in quite a long time, and maybe ever. When anyone talks about the top players in the country this year, his name is always brought up. All of that praise is well-earned. He is consistently taking over games at important moments and willing the Wisconsin basketball team to victories.

With the season Johnny Davis is having, it’s no surprise that he has been named a finalist for two awards.

First, he was named to the John Wooden Award Top-20. The list was trimmed down to 20 from 25 in the past month. The John Wooden Award goes to college basketball’s most outstanding player.

He was also named to the Top-10 of the Jerry West Award, which goes to the country’s top shooting guard.

Joining Davis in both award watch lists is fellow Big Ten player, Jaden Ivey, from Purdue.

Scoring-wise, he is averaging more points per game than any other Badger has since Michael Finley did it in the early ’90s. He is averaging 21.4 points per game and also adding 7.9 rebounds per game and 2.4 assists per game.

In short, Johnny Davis is having a huge season. What seemed like maybe just a hot start, turned into a season for the ages for the Wisconsin basketball program. A fitting end for his season would be a deep run into the NCAA Tournament and winning the John Wooden Award, which a Badger player hasn’t won since Frank Kaminsky in 2015.