With Bronson Koenig and Zak Showalter both entering their senior campaign, Wisconsin was in a position where they needed to add depth to the point guard position in the Class of 2017. Monday night they did just that, as 6-foot-3 point guard Brad Davison announced via his Twitter account that he will attend Wisconsin.
Davison is the third commitment in Wisconsin’s 2017 recruiting class, joining fellow guard Kobe King and power forward Nathan Reuvers with Reuvers also being a Minnesota native. A native of Maple Grove, Minnesota, Davison plays his grassroots basketball for the Howard Pulley Panthers program on the Nike EYBL circuit.
“Davison had a tremendous spring and was a big reason Howard Pulley was one of the better teams in the EYBL,” NBC Sports recruiting analyst Scott Phillips said of Wisconsin’s latest commit. “With solid size for a shooter, Davison can knock down perimeter looks and he also had a very sound assist-to-turnover ratio. Davison isn’t a number one option, but he fits Wisconsin’s system and knows how to play basketball. This is another solid get for Wisconsin in the 2017 class.”
Wisconsin did add a point guard in the 2016 class with the late signing of D’Mitrik Trice, the younger brother of former Michigan State guard Travis Trice. But there was still a need for another option who can run the point for Greg Gard’s team, and Davison fits the bill.