2022 NBA Draft: Could Johnny Davis be the Wizards’ answer at point guard?

The Washington Wizards have the 10th overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft. Here is the latest in our series on draft prospects who could fall around where the Wizards will select…

2022 NBA Draft Wizards Prospect Profile: Johnny Davis

School: Wisconsin

Position: Guard

Age: 20 

Height: 6-5

Weight: 196

Wingspan: 6-8

2021/22 stats: 31 G, 19.7 ppg, 8.2 rpg, 2.1 apg, 1.2 spg, 0.7 bpg, 42.7 FG% (6.8/15.9), 30.6 3PT% (1.2/3.9), 79.1 FT% (5.0/6.3)

Player comparison: Cole Anthony, Shaun Livingston

Projections: NBC Sports Washington 8th, Ringer 8th, Athletic 14th, ESPN 10th, NBADraft.net 7th, Bleacher Report 9th

5 things to know:

– Davis is a big, physical guard who excels at scoring in the mid-range. He has an assortment of moves to get himself open and has the ability to work from the post when guarded by smaller defenders. The shooting percentages are a concern, but it’s worth noting the high volume of pull-up jumpers Davis had to take as the primary scorer in Wisconsin’s offense.

– Despite his score-first role, Davis is a capable playmaker. He’s adept at leveraging his scoring to create open looks for others. Whether in the post or creating off the bounce, Davis is able to find open teammates after drawing two defenders and if the defense stays home and doesn’t help, he’s more than happy to get a bucket. He may not be as good a playmaker as a Dyson Daniels, but he’s more than capable of…

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