He didn’t find out Johnny Davis was an all-state high school quarterback until after Team USA brought home gold.
“Everything kind of made sense — he had the physicality, had the toughness, had the winning attitude, leadership. Quiet leadership,” Dixon said. “I could just see improvement was coming. I always thought guys that played two sports in high school have more room to grow, more room to improve.”
Davis’s time with Team USA marked a turning point in his basketball career. Before, he was a talented freshman out of Wisconsin, a sharp scorer who became the Badgers’ top reserve despite limited preparation because of covid-19 restrictions and a roster crowded with seniors.
After the summer of 2021, Davis returned with a little more swagger. He had spent his time at the World Cup playing alongside Chet Holmgren and Jaden Ivey, the…