The Wisconsin Badgers Men’s Basketball Team has been incredibly successful on the court over the past two decades, producing rarely high-profile NBA draft picks. He has selected just five players in the draft this season and currently has zero players on the NBA roster. For a fun outing in Memory Lane, here are those five players!
- Frank Kaminski, 2015, first round, no. Pick 9, Charlotte Hornets
- Sam Decker, 2015, first round, pick no. 18, Houston Rockets
- John Lauer, 2011, second round, pick no. 40, Milwaukee Bucks
- Alando Tucker, 2007, first round, no. 29, Pick the Phoenix Sons
- Devin Harris, 2004, first round, no. Pick 5, Washington Wizards (Draft Rights Traded to Dallas Mavericks)
This year, however, the Badgers pick a player in the first half of the first round, and if you live under a cliff, that player is Johnny Davis. The La Crosse native took the Badgers to the Big Ten regular season title last year and won the Big Ten Player of the Year.
A consensus first-team All-America performer, Davis averaged 19.7 points, 8.2 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game last year and was named the country’s best shooting guard. We’ll have more coverage of Davis later today and give you insights into his rookie season once we find out where he’ll play.
Day: Thursday, June 23, holy shit… that’s it today!
Time: 7pm CT
Location: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY
TV: The first round is on ESPN and ABC; The second round is just on ESPN
Draftcast: Right here (if you can’t have a stream on your phone, it shows you all the options)
Johnny Davis of Wisconsin will personally attend the NBA Draft.
– Scott Grodsky (@ScottGrodsky) June 22, 2022
First round action (by Wednesday evening)
1. The Orlando Magic
2. Oklahoma City Thunder
3. Houston Rockets
4. Sacramento Kings
5. The Detroit Pistons
6. Indiana Pacers
7. Portland Trail Blazers
8. New Orleans Pelicans (from Los Angeles Lakers)
9. San Antonio Spurs
10. Washington Wizards
11. New York Knicks
12. Oklahoma City Thunder (from Los Angeles Clippers)
13. Charlotte Hornets
14. Cleveland Cavaliers
15. Charlotte Hornets (from New Orleans)
16. Atlanta Hawks
17. Houston Rockets (from Brooklyn)
18. Chicago Bulls
19. Minnesota Timberwolves
20. San Antonio Spurs (from Toronto)
21. Denver Nuggets
22. Memphis Grizzlies (from Utah)
23. Philadelphia 76ers
24. Milwaukee Bucks
25. San Antonio Spurs (from Boston)
26. Houston Rockets (from Dallas)
27. Miami Heat
28. Golden State Warriors
29. Memphis Grizzlies
30. Denver Nuggets (from Oklahoma City)
Please use this post to discuss Davis and all the other NBA Draft related topics throughout the day!