Johnny Davis is an American basketball player currently who played college basketball for the Wisconsin Badgers as a shooting guard. He is a prodigious rising basketball player who had a fairly satisfying freshman season but has quickly surged to become one of the best Wisconsin basketball players, attracting NBA scouts to the Kohl Center with his outstanding gameplay.
Davis has established himself as a likely top ten pick in the 2022 NBA Draft having bagged many honors and awards. Here are some interesting facts about Wisconsin Jonny Davis.
Profile Summary of Johnny Davis
- Full Name: Jonathan Christian Davis
- Date of Birth: February 27, 2002
- Age: 20 years
- Place of Birth: La Crosse, Wisconsin.
- Ethnicity: Mixed
- Nationality: American
- Zodiac Sign: Pisces
- Education: La Crosse Central High School
- Profession: Professional Basketball Player
- Position: Shooting Guard
- Height: 6 feet 5inches
- Weight: 88 kg
- Marital Status: Single
- Siblings: Jordan, Maxwell, and Samantha Davis
- Instagram: johnnydavis
Johnny Davis’s Father was an NBA Player for the Milwaukee Bucks
Johnny Davis is the son of former NBA player Mark Davis. He was born Jonathan Christian Davis on the morning of February 27, 2002. His twin Jordan arrived eight minutes later. The twin babies were born in La Crosse, Wisconsin. After the birth of the twins, the new father draped his twin boys in blankets; Johnny in blue and Jordan in white. He took a picture of himself and his new boys with two orange Nerfs basketball that rests between his sons.
Mark Davis was a sensational collegiate basketball player at Old Dominion in the 1980s, he played professional basketball for 13 seasons, including 31 games with the Milwaukee Bucks in 1988-89 after being selected in the fourth round of the 1985 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. His past and the love he has for basketball turned out to be the driving force behind his sons’ success in the game today.
Aside from Johnny and his twin brother, Mark and Sarah Davis welcomed another set of twins, this time, a boy and a girl named Maxwell and Samantha birthed four years after the birth of their first twin boys.
Johnny Davis Has a Close Bond with his Twin Brother Jordan Davis
Birthed from the same mother on the same day must come with its perks, yes? The two boys are not only identical but they also share the same interest in basketball and like Johnny, Jordan also plays for the Wisconsin Badgers. When Johnny’s mother, Sarah arrived at the doctor’s office in the fall of 2001 knowing she was 18 weeks pregnant, she was met with the joyful yet unexpected news that she was carrying twins. Months later, she gave birth to two basketball players who will cement their names in the heart of basketball fans.
Johnny and Jordon have been inseparable since they were in their mother’s womb and they remain so today. Though they are different in many ways they are identical twins who share the same interest in basketball. From the personality viewpoint, it was reported that while Jordan is more outgoing, and cheerful; Johnny, on the other hand, isn’t rude by any means but maintains a poker face that Jordan describes as “that scary look where everyone thinks he’s mad at the world.” Their mother, Sarah sometimes calls Johnny her “ornery boy.”
The duo grew up as competitive young boys playing basketball in the driveway of their ranch home on the south side of La Crosse. At the end of each game, the loser of the game would get angry, storm inside and slam his bedroom door. Eventually, the rage would subside and the boys would be right back at it in the driveway the next day. Or maybe even that same day.
Todd Fergot, Red Raiders coach who was with the twins since they started playing at the age of 4 in the La Crosse Central Basketball Association, also testified to the competitive nature of the twins, he further said “I think that they would be good without each other. But they’re better because of each other.” As the twins mature, they became best friends and got along better especially during their high school days because they have been teammates since second grade regardless of the sport.
Aside from their personality, they both have different game strategies. While Jordan was the more powerful scorer of the two for the longest time growing up, the title has now been seized by Johnny. Nevertheless, Jordan is the better 3-point shooter of the two. Regardless of who the better player is, they both are quite talented and put in their all during the games.
Additionally, the twins share what Jordan refers to as a “twin bond,” chemistry where they seem to know what the other is going to do or where he’s going to be. Their ability to predict each other’s moves shows in the basketball and the football game, which is not lost on their mother who is also convinced that there is some intense twin chemistry between her kids.
He was named Big Ten Player of the year in 2022
Johnny Davis attended La Crosse Central High School in La Crosse, Wisconsin where he played high school basketball with his twin brother, Jordan. As a freshman, he took home the Division 2 state title, and in his junior season, he earned the La Crosse Tribune Player of the year honors. In his senior year, he was named Wisconsin Mr. Basketball and he also took home La Crosse Tribune Player of the year for the second time.
Moreover, he played football for La Crosse Central as a quarterback and in his senior season, he earned Large Schools First Team All-State honors and won the Dave Krieg Award as the most outstanding senior quarterback in Wisconsin. He also helped La Crosse Central win the state title in 2017, which is the program’s first since 1925.
After completing his high school education, he graduated as his school’s all-time leading scorer with 2,158 career points, and he moved on to the badgers in June 2019, ditching some tasty scholarship offers from Iowa, Minnesota, and Marquette among others. He rapidly grew to establish himself as the school’s best player in two years.
The most defining moment in Johnny’s career was his vital role in helping his team take home the gold medal at the 2021 FIBA Under 19 World Cup in Latvia. On March 31, 2022, Johnny was named the Big Ten Player of the Year and he declared that he will forgo his remaining eligibility at Wisconsin to enter the 2022 NBA Draft. With his smooth and remarkable skills, he has established himself as the possible top ten picks in the 2022 NBA draft.
Johnny Davis Honors and Awards
- 2022 Lute Olson National Player of the Year
- 2022 Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year
- 2022 First-Team All-American (consensus)
- 2022 AP Big Ten Player of the Year
- 2022 Big Ten Player of the Year
- 2022 First-Team All-Big Ten honoree
- Wooden Award All-American, finalist
- Naismith Trophy finalist
- 2021 Maui Invitational MVP
- Big Ten Player of the Week (3x)
- Naismith National Player of the Week (1/10/22)
- Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week (1/11/22)
- Won a gold medal with USA Basketball at the 2021 FIBA U19 World Cup (July 3-11
What is Johnny Davis’s Height?
While height is incredibly important in the basketball game, the wits and the skills are equally essential. An average basketball player stands at 6feet 6 inches. However, Jonny Davis stands at 6 feet 5 inches, an inch below the average basketball player. He shares the same height with the likes of Devin Booker, James Harden, and Desmond Bane amongst others. Nevertheless, Johnny Davis is excelling tremendously on the field and we look forward to his NBA debut.