Can create for himself off the dribble to get to his sweet spot in the mid-range
Moves well off the ball Finishes well in the lane
Active rebounder for his position (push in transition)
Solid on ball defender, uses his strength to contain ball handlers
Solid FT shooter (79.1 season)
Poor shooter from the 3pt line (30.6 season)
Average lateral quickness
Struggles to finish in the lane
Average athlete at best
Johnny is a traditional shooting guard who doesn't rely on the 3pt shot for most of his attempts. He likes to get downhill or go to the mid-post, where he is comfortable for mid-range attempts. He has to extend his range as a shooter for no reason other than to keep the defense honest. He also needs to improve his lateral quickness so he can stay in front of smaller guards.
The Wooden Award All American Team (2022)
Lute Olson Award (2022)
Jerry West (Best SG) Award (2022)
Consensus All-American First Team (2022)
AP All-American First Team (2022)
Big Ten Player of the Year (2022)
All-Big Ten First Team (2022)
Maui Invitational MVP (2022)
Wisconsin Mr. Basketball (2020)
At Georgia Tech – Atlanta, GA – 1/12/2022
With minimal attempts he shot the ball well from the field knocked down two 3pt shots, jumped the passing lane in the backcourt for a transition dunk and went to the block an easy drop-step layup. In the post is where he made the most impact, getting fouled 5x, the GT guards and wings couldn’t contain him at all. He also did a good job play making for his team and was active on the boards as well.
Davis is one of the worst wings, by the numbers, at guarding outside of his position. He ranks in the 13th percentile of wings. He most often matches up against the opposing team's lead ball handler. In that situation he allowed opponents to shoot 57% from the field.
This data was hand-tracked by AJ Wahl and Bryon Cook. Every single defensive possesion of each player's season was analyzed. This dataset includes all possessions when the defender is guarding on-ball, in man-to-man, and against a player not within their position group who shoots the ball, is fouled, or commits a turnover. The percentile listed above is a players standing compared to their postion group calculated by compliling and weighing various different metrics derrived from the hand-tracked data. This data only measures a portion of a player's impact, but it is clear that the ability to defend out of one's position group is a vital skill to contributing to winning basketball at the professional level.