For Wisconsin Basketball, last Saturday marked the Badgers’ first in-game action in their quest to repeat as Big Ten regular-season champiion.
The Badgers enter the season ranked seventh nationally as Greg Gard’s team brings a lot of talent and toughness to the 2020-21 season
The Badgers are loaded with experience and return a class of six seniors: guards Brad Davison, D’mitrik Trice and Trevor Anderson round out the experienced backcourt with Nathan Reuvers, Micah Potter and Aleem Ford will be key contributors upfront.
Players warmed up with the USA shooting drill to loosen up and get some shots up and then transitioned to five on five action. while both teams started sloppy with a lot of turnovers, Feshman newcomer Johnny Davis displayed his potential as the scrimmage went on. The 2020 Mr. basketball in the state of Wisconsin showed his ability to stretch the floor and knock down the three-point shot.
While Davis has impressed early, Wisconsin Assistant Coach Alando Tucker wants him to focus on his fundamentals
“So a lot of these guys in high school you could sherely make it off your athletic ability. When you get here, there’s an emphasis on your footwork and the priorities to being able to do all of the right things and ripping and being strong applies. So if they’re not talking, not really understanding where to be, it shows very quickly.”
Davis’ athleticism and shooting ability will provide a major spark off the bench this season. Wisconsin returns to action next Wednesday in an exhibition against Eastern Illinois.