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La Crosse Central's Johnny Davis picked as state's top senior wing player

03/21/2020, 12:45pm CDT
By Mark Miller

Johnny Davis

Johnny Davis, the extremely athletic and ultra-aggressive 6-foot-5 wing prospect headed to the University of Wisconsin in the fall on a basketball scholarship, has been chosen as the state's top senior wing player for the annual WSN Senior Boys Basketball awards.

Davis averaged 27.2 points for La Crosse Central, which finished the season with a 20-5 record. He netted 16 points in a 55-40 win over Onalaska in a WIAA Division 2 sectional semifinal contest and was hoping to lead the Red Raiders to their fourth straight state-tournament appearance before the COVID-19 virus forced cancellation of the event.

"I just think Johnny became a more complete player overall this season," La Crosse Central coach Todd Fergot said. "He can consistently get to the rim and his production has been outstanding. He rose to the challenge of playing a great schedule as seven teams we played this season were ranked No. 1 at one time or another in their respective states."

Davis performed especially well at the Montverde Academy Tournament in Florida in January. 

In a 73-72 win over South Miami in the opening game of the event, Davis finished with 32 points against a team that was ranked No. 1 in its respective division in Florida.

The next day, he poured in 37 points in a 66-61 loss to a Long Island Lutheran team that featured no less than seven players who figure to go to play at the NCAA Division I level.

Davis was one of five players named to the All-Tournament team at the event and three of the other selections on that squad wound up earning spots in the prestigious McDonald's All-American game.

Davis completed his four-year high school career with 2,141 points and averaged 8.7 ppg off the bench as a freshman when the Red Raiders won the Division 2 state title behind Kobe King, also a Mr. Basketball award winner. 

As a sophomore, Davis increased his output to 22.5 ppg before averaging 22.9 ppg as a junior. As a senior, he scored a career-high 44 points in a win over La Crosse Logan, and had 42 in a 73-64 loss to a Minnehaha Academy team out of Minnesota that boasts players in the top 10 nationally in both the 2020 and 2021 classes. 

Davis and his twin brother, Jordan, also a 6-foot-5 guard, earned scholarships to play for coach Greg Gard at Wisconsin and committed together last June.

To view the Wing list that includes the Watch List, the Semi-Finalists and the Finalists, click here

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