Entering the spring recruiting period, Maple Grove (MN) 2017 guard Brad Davison admitted that he had a change in his mindset, dead set on making himself a more complete player.
“Usually I play point guard in high school and now I am playing shooting guard a lot more,” he admitted. “More than that, it’s just being more aggressive and assertive on both ends of the floor.”
That decision is starting to pay off with big time scholarship offers.
Fresh off a tremendous spring with Howard Pulley AAU, including a 37-point, 8-rebound, 9-assist performance at the Nike EYBL in Virginia, Davison showed enough to Coach Greg Gard and assistant coach Joe Krabbenhoft to earn a scholarship offer from Wisconsin.
“That’s what it’s all about, seeing your hard work pay off,” Davison told BadgerNation. “I know I put a lot of time in, so it’s nice to see it pay off.”
On Wisconsin’s radar for several months, Davison was originally recruited by Gard when he was Bo Ryan’s associate head coach. With Gard’s promotion, Davison has been mainly recruited by Krabbenhoft, who also recruited Davison when Krabbenhoft was at South Dakota State.
Wisconsin likes him as a combo guard.
“I have a really good relationship with the whole staff and know Coach Gard and Coach Krabbenhoft really well,” Davison said. “My biggest thing is a relationship with the coaching staff.”
Davison made a pair of visits to Wisconsin last fall, visiting in October for a football game and going to Wisconsin’s home basketball game against Illinois in February.
“They get a lot of support, not only from their students but from the people in the community,” Davison said. “That’s really cool.”
Holding power five conference offers from Georgia Tech, Nebraska and North Carolina State, not to mention a dozen mid-major offers, Davison said he is getting interest from Duke, California, Michigan and Northwestern. He plans to make his decision in August prior to the start of his senior high school football season.