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Johnny Davis goes #10 overall to the Washington Wizards in the 2022 NBA Draft

Johnny Davis shakes hands with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being selected 10th overall...
Johnny Davis shakes hands with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being selected 10th overall by the Washington Wizards in the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 23, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)(John Minchillo | AP)
Published: Jun. 23, 2022 at 8:06 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 23, 2022 at 9:39 PM CDT
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BROOKLYN, NY (WMTV) - Former Wisconsin basketball standout Johnny Davis was the #10 overall pick in the NBA Draft, going to the Washington Wizards.

Davis is UW’s first NBA lottery pick since Frank Kaminsky went ninth overall to the Charlotte Hornets in the 2015 NBA Draft.

The 2022 Big Ten Player of the Year had a breakout sophomore season with the Badgers, leading the team with an average of 19.7 points per game, 8.2 rebounds and 2.1 assists. Davis also put up double digits in all but one of the 31 games he played during the 2021-2022 season.

Davis becomes the 38th Badger to be selected in the NBA Draft. Only 27 Badgers have played on an active NBA roster and Davis hopes to become number 28.

“We are so proud of Johnny and excited for his future in professional basketball,” Head Wisconsin Men’s Basketball Coach Greg Gard said. “He is one of the best to ever play at Wisconsin and wearing that Wisconsin uniform meant a lot to him. We’re grateful for everything he has done for this program and can’t wait to follow his success in the NBA.”

The #1 draft pick went to the Orlando Magic, who selected Paolo Banchero of Duke University.

The Milwaukee Bucks selected MarJon Beauchamp in the 24th pick of the NBA Draft, who last signed with the NBA G League Ignite.

MarJon Beauchamp poses for a photo with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being selected 24th...
MarJon Beauchamp poses for a photo with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being selected 24th overall by the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 23, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)(John Minchillo | AP)

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