Jonathan Davis is entering his second season with the Wisconsin basketball program in 2021-2022.
During his first season, Davis showed signs of a potential star in the making for the Badgers. He played primarily in a sixth man role for the team last season, as much of the roster was made up of senior executives and experience.
Davis will certainly have an important role in his second season at Wisconsin. Here are three goals he should aim for in Year 2.
Goal # 1 – Jonathan Davis wins All-Big Ten honors for Wisconsin basketball in 2021-22
To the casual Wisconsin basketball observer, that goal might seem a bit extreme for a guy who was a bench player only a season ago.
After watching Davis in his debut season at Wisconsin last year, it’s no secret that there is a bright future ahead of the young wing. Davis often showed his formidable athleticism by attacking the hoop heavily in his first college season.
However, it will be necessary to work on Davis’ side to achieve this goal. While Davis surely has the physical intangibles to be able to leap into All-Big Ten territory, there are some aspects of his game that need to grow. The combo-guard must work to improve their handling of the ball in order to become more of an offensive threat. Although very athletic, Davis’ attacking play was partially limited in the first year due to his lack of ball control. The majority of his points came from blow-bys or pulling moves to a dribble.
Davis has the speed and quickness to be a dominant force at the guard post for the Badgers this season. I expect Davis’ ball handling to develop with offseason work and as he continues to gain confidence playing at the college level.