On Thursday night, former Wisconsin guard Johnny Davis was selected in the lottery of the first round of the 2022 NBA draft by the Washington Wizards with the No. 10 pick.
Davis was one of the best players in the country last season and helped the Badgers to a shared Big Ten regular season title and NCAA Tournament appearance. In addition, Davis was named a first-team AP All-American and averaged 19.7 points, 8.2 rebounds and 1.2 steals in his sophomore season.
The former Wisconsin star was the first Badger selected as a lottery pick since the Charlotte Hornets drafted Wisconsin legend Frank Kaminsky with the No. 9 overall pick in 2015.
Here are some of the best Twitter reactions to Johnny Davis joining the Washington Wizards:
Wisconsin media members
POV: Johnny Davis is a wizard pic.twitter.com/JkFw5HPzOD
— PFT Commenter (@PFTCommenter) June 24, 2022
Highest drafted Wisconsin natives since 1990:
5. Devin Harris (Tosa East/Wisconsin)
10. Johnny Davis
10. Caron Butler (Racine Park/UConn)
12. Tyrese Haliburton (Oshkosh North/Iowa State)
13. Tyler Herro (Whitnall/Kentucky)
15. Reece Gaines (Madison West/Louisville) pic.twitter.com/BHjxQNQ1DF
— Evan Flood (@Evan_Flood) June 24, 2022
— Darius Joshua (@DariusJoshuaTV) June 24, 2022
"With the 10th pick in the 2022 NBA Draft, the Washington Wizards select… Johnny Davis, from the University of Wisconsin!"@JohnnyDavis is officially LEAGUE!#OnWisconsin x #NBADraftpic.twitter.com/DPLRlOBVBa
— Wisconsin Basketball (@BadgerMBB) June 24, 2022
Former Wisconsin Badger & La Crosse Central High School graduate Johnny Davis was drafted 10th by the Washington Wizards. He’s the first Badger drafted since Frank Kaminsky was picked ninth by the Charlotte Hornets and Sam Dekker 18th by the Houston Rockets in 2015.
— WFRV Sports (@WFRVSports) June 24, 2022
Wizards/NBA media members
— SLAM (@SLAMonline) June 24, 2022
One area Johnny Davis could potentially help the Wizards is rebounding as he averaged 8 boards last year despite being a 6-5 guard. Wizards guards ranked low in the NBA as a position group in rebounding and it wasn’t a strength for the team overall.
— Chase Hughes (@ChaseHughesNBCS) June 24, 2022
— NBC Sports Washington (@NBCSWashington) June 24, 2022
— Washington Commanders (@Commanders) June 24, 2022
— Taco Bell (@tacobell) June 24, 2022
Congrats to Johnny Davis! La Crosse Central has its first alum who is a top ten draft pick! #NBADraft
— Dr. Kate Lavelle (@lenehan20) June 24, 2022
— Cortlen vogel (@CortlenV) June 24, 2022
I already miss Johnny Davis
— Coach Riley (@BadgersRiley) June 24, 2022
Johnny Davis is a straight baller just turn on the tape and watch. He is going to be so good in the NBA. He is a dawg and a 2 way player who plays both ends of the floor.
— Zac (@DCzWall) June 24, 2022
Johnny Davis was literally the BPA. Not the prettiest of pick, but is the best we could’ve gotten at 10 tbh
— 🇵🇭Braven🇺🇸 Temporary Avs Fan (@Braven_Kerbs) June 24, 2022
Johnny Davis = Safe Pick
Upside: Could be a more polished version of Malcolm Brogdon
Downside : Michael Carter-Williams (no disrespect)
— Dr.Wyder (@DrEzWyder) June 24, 2022