By Adam Roberts – 6/22/2021
No one in this area needs any reminding about how good Johnny Davis is on the basketball court. But people outside of this area haven’t really gotten a super good look at the talent the Wisconsin freshman brings. Now it appears he’ll at least be given a chance to take his game on display overseas.
Davis and 16 other players under 19 years old have been named a finalist for the USA U19 World Cup team that will travel to Latvia in July. Also receiving a tryout is Minnehaha Academy alum and current Gonzaga Bulldog Chet Holmgren.
Davis played in all 31 games for the Badgers as a true freshman, averaging seven points and 4.1 rebounds while getting 24.3 minutes per game off the bench. He scored in double figures nine times, including a career-high 17 points against Penn State on February 2nd.
The three-star talent will ontinue training twice a day in Fort Worth and the final 12-member USA U19 World Cup Team will be announced prior to the team’s June 28 departure for Latvia, with the 2021 FIBA U19 World Cup taking playing from July 3-11.