Jonathan Davis will represent the United States on the 2021 FIBA U19 World Cup team this summer, USA Basketball announced on Thursday night. The UW men’s basketball sophomore made the official 12-man roster after participated in training camp in Fort Worth, Texas, last weekend.
The team will continue training in Texas on TCU’s campus through Jun3 28 before traveling to Riga, Latvia, for the 2021 FIBA World Cup, which will take place July 3-11.
Plenty of former Badgers have represented USA Basketball before. In summer 2012, Sam Dekker was a member of the USA Basketball U18 national team that defeated Brazil for the gold medal in the FIBA Americas Championship. In 2010, Jon Leuer plated for the USA men’s select team that trained against the U.S. men’s national team as it prepared for the FIBA World Championships.
As a true freshman last season, Davis made a significant impact for the Badgers as a reserve. He played in all 31 contests and averaged 24.4 minutes per game, which ranked fifth on the team. Only two other players in program history played more minutes during their freshmen seasons. That list includes Davis’ teammate Brad Davison and All-American Ethan Happ, who currently plays professionally overseas.
A La Crosse native, Davis averaged seven points and 4.1 rebounds per game over those 31 appearances. His breakout game came in a victory over Penn State in February. Davis set career-highs in points (17) field goal percentage (85.7) three-point…