After Wisconsin Badger Head Coach Greg Gard failed to land either of the Hauser brothers as transfers from Marquette and Wisconsin natives, some turmoil arose around his ability, or lack thereof, to recruit and land transfers.
However, lucky for Gard, the Wisconsin Badgers just landed another set of brothers that have already put the Badgers at number seven in national recruiting class for 2020.
Brothers Johnny and Jordan Davis out of Lacrosse Central, WI, both signed their letter of intent to play for Gard and the Badgers June 15th.
Johnny Davis is a three star recruit according to 247 sports and Jordan comes in as a two star recruit. While Johnny and Jordan primarily play the shooting guard and small forward positions respectively, both players come in at 6-foot-4.
The brothers will finish up their senior season at La Crosse Central High School next year where they will look to build on a Sate Championship Tournament appearance from last season in which they both averaged double digit points.
The Davis brothers will join Lorne Bowman out of St. Mary’s in West Bloomfield, MI, in the incoming Badger class of 2020.
Another benefit the Davis brothers bring to the table is already having played with redshirt sophomore Kobe King. King played alongside the brothers in 2017 to win a Division 2 Wisconsin State Championship for La Crosse Central.
Gard has shown his interest in targeting teammates from successful high school programs in order to help gel the team even more. He recently added Freshman Tyler Wahl to the 2019 roster who is a previous high school teammate of junior Nate Reuvers.
Finally, landing two more hometown heroes could continue to attract Wisconsin’s first and foremost prospect, five star small forward, Jalen Johnson.
Johnson’s prediction to go to Wisconsin has since fallen over the past couple of months, but the commitments of the Davis brothers could influence Johnson’s decision as a Wisconsinite.