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Johnny Davis Talks Kevin Durant, 2022 NBA Draft, Wisconsin Tenure in B/R AMA

Johnny Davis Talks Kevin Durant, 2022 NBA Draft, Wisconsin Tenure in B/R AMA

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Johnny Davis did not come to Wisconsin with a lot hype, rating No. 164 within the nation popping out of highschool.

When Davis formally leaves Wisconsin on Thursday night time, his quantity might be a lot increased. The Badgers guard is a possible top-10 choose within the 2022 NBA draft after rising as a two-way famous person as a sophomore.

Forward of the draft, Davis sat down Tuesday and did an AMA on the Bleacher Report app. The next is a full transcript of the dialog.


@SYequa3 How did you find yourself within the Taco Bell industrial?

I don’t know, that was all my advertising and marketing supervisor. She did an excellent job of setting the entire thing up. It wasn’t too exhausting to say no to being on a nationally televised industrial.


@ColbyWright2 What’s your favourite factor to eat there [Taco Bell]?

I’d in all probability say only a crunch wrap, however now that I’ve tried the chapula, I get that somewhat extra typically now. I didn’t eat an excessive amount of Taco Bell beforehand. It’s not precisely the healthiest possibility for knowledgeable athlete, however each time I’m feeling somewhat cheat day or one thing, I’ll be certain that to eat one thing like that.


@AJayBee Rising up in Wisconsin, have been the Badgers all the time the dream for you?

Not essentially. I used to be truly a fan of Kentucky after I was youthful. However as soon as I began to be extra reasonable about my choices and the place I might have an opportunity of going and producing straight away, Wisconsin was undoubtedly one of the best match for me. Additionally, as a result of I stay two hours from campus so I might see my household each time I might.


@Just_In_Time Was soccer ever a severe consideration for you all through highschool or did basketball all the time take precedence?

It was often in all probability all the time going to be basketball. I figured that out after I acquired to highschool. I beloved enjoying soccer, don’t get me improper. In NFL and in faculty, these guys are actually large and actually exhausting hitting so I don’t know if I might be capable to maintain that a lot injury.


@JReuter What was it prefer to share the ground along with your twin Jordan at Wisconsin?

Every time I acquired an opportunity to play with him it was cool as a result of we simply all the time knew the place one another could be at. It’s that twin telepathy we acquired, however hopefully he does what he must do at Wisconsin and places himself within the place I’m in now so hopefully I can play with him or towards him for the primary time in my life.


@N_Flugger Why No. 1 ? Will you retain it within the NBA?

I selected No. 1 at Wisconsin trigger that’s simply the generic jersey everybody buys. It was the one possibility left for one thing I preferred, but when I can that’s one thing I’ll attempt to maintain within the NBA.


@AlecJM7 How did it really feel proudly owning Purdue and Indiana this yr?

It feels actually good to beat each of these groups. They’d lots of proficient man. None of these wins have been straightforward. We undoubtedly had some actually good video games towards groups from the state of Indiana.


@CJShoe The Badgers all the time appear to have one or two guys that step up when anyone leaves it doesn’t matter what the recruiting seems like. Who’s that man for Wisconsin subsequent season?

My brother, Jordan. He ought to’ve gotten extra alternatives to play this yr, however I’m actually trying ahead to how he performs subsequent season.


@GoBU All-time Wisconsin beginning 5?

Devin Harris, me after all, Sam Dekker, Alando Tucker and Frank Kaminsky.


@AyoDosumnoFan What was your favourite Huge Ten campus to play at on the highway?

Stadium smart: at Indiana. That was a loopy ambiance. It appeared like there was 1,000,000 folks there simply trying up on the stands in the course of the sport. Throughout away journeys, I wouldn’t go across the opposing campus an excessive amount of. So so far as the fitness center, Bloomington was close to the highest.


@CalvinCoolidge What’s the most attention-grabbing or wildest a part of the pre-draft course of followers may not perceive?

The exercises. Touring and seeing the HCs of the workforce, assembly some gamers and the entrance workplace. Actually simply seeing the whole lot that goes into maneuvering a workforce to see what it takes to achieve success.


@DevinBlalock Which present professional are you most excited to go up towards?

I might say the final guys (LeBron, Step, KD, Kawhi). However I feel attending to play towards anybody within the league could be particular as a result of they’re there for a cause. Whether or not they’re a starter or coming off the bench as an eleventh or 12 man, they’re all proficient gamers, so simply enjoying towards anybody could be surreal.


@NotDreLock Who’s your favourite all-time NBA participant?

Kevin Durant was my favourite participant rising up. The stuff he does at 7-feet tall, not lots of different guys can do. I strive to pick guys extra like my measurement like Devin Booker, Jimmy Butler, Jaylen Brown, however I beloved watching Kevin Durant put up masterpieces when he would rating 40 or 50 on guys, successful scoring titles.


@OfficiallyPolo The participant you wish to dunk on most, whether or not present or all-time is___?

In all probability Shaq, simply because he was a very large physique and a really dominant participant. I might always remember that.


@JK_MM004 Which a part of your sport do you delight your self on probably the most?

Defensively. Simply because I tackle the problem of attempting to protect one of the best participant each sport. Typically you may’t actually cease guys, you gotta sluggish them down somewhat bit. I’m actually trying ahead to find out how I match up on some actually good gamers within the league.


@TWash5 Go-to spot to eat in La Crosse?

Coney Island. It’s like a sizzling canine spot. That was my pregame ritual in highschool. I might all the time get it for lunch earlier than video games.


@SummerTea711 Favourite cheat day meal?

Any kind of dessert. My mother bakes actually good desserts. Typically, I find yourself consuming half of it earlier than I even understand it. Chocolate cake might be my favourite.


@Hudson_Mire The game you’ll play if it weren’t for basketball?

Simply soccer. I performed QB in HS, so I hope I’d nonetheless be capable to play that place.


@DrMSNTCHR Who’s your private professional comp for your self?

I’ve seen lots of Devin Booker all year long after I was enjoying. We each wore No. 1. We’re each gentle skinned. We sort of look comparable, but additionally our sport as effectively. He’s a very nice shooter. He can rating in any respect 3 ranges, and I really feel like that’s one thing I did fairly effectively at Wisconsin.

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