With each passing game, Johnny Davis adds to his player of the year resume. With less than a month remaining in the regular season, Davis is averaging just over 20 points and 8 rebounds per game.
He is the best player on a Badgers team one-half game out of first place in a highly competitive Big Ten.
But there is much more to Davis’s candidacy than his collection of box scores. Davis is regularly at his best in crunch-time moments.
Against ranked opponents, Davis is averaging 25 points per game.
In a nationally televised road game against 3rd ranked Purdue, Davis poured in 37. In Tuesday night’s win at Indiana, Davis scored the Badgers final 13 points of a 74-69 win. At the time of his takeover, the Badgers trailed by 5.
When the lights are brightest, so is Davis.
The answer: Frank Kaminsky in 2015 and Butch Lee in 1978.
The question: Who are the only two players from a Wisconsin university to earn Naismith College Basketball player of the year honors.
Come March, Davis will add his name to that list.