Wisconsin's Johnny Davis rakes in national honor after outstanding 2021-22 season
Wisconsin star Johnny Davis is the winner of a prestigious national honor.
Friday, Davis was named the recipient of this year’s Lute Olson National Player of the Year Award. He adds the honor to his stockpile of awards this year, also being named the B1G Player of the Year.
Davis was also a first-team All-B1G and first-team All-America selection. He helped lead the Badgers to a share of the B1G regular season and a spot in the NCAA Tournament.
National Player of the Year 🙌
Congrats to @JohnnyDavis on winning the 2022 Lute Olson National Player of the Year award!
— Wisconsin Basketball (@BadgerMBB) April 1, 2022
The Lute Olson National Player of the Year award, which is presented annually to the top player in division I college basketball, is named in honor of Hall of Fame coach Lute Olson, who won 776 games in 34 seasons, 24 of which were spent at the University of Arizona.
This season, Davis averaged 19.7 points, 8.2 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game for Wisconsin. The Badgers finished the year with a 25-8 record on their way to a second B1G title in 3 years.
Davis scored in double figures in 30 of Wisconsin’s 31 games this season and put together 3 30-point performances.
After an outstanding year with the Badgers, Davis has decided to enter his name into the 2022 NBA Draft.