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No Central High, Davis-Thompson homecoming when Badgers meet UW-GB

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TOP PHOTO: FILE - LEFT: Wisconsin freshman guard Jonathan Davis drives through two Arkansas-Pine Bluff defenders Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, at the Kohl Center in Madison. (PHOTO: @BadgersMBB on Twitter). RIGHT: UW-Green Bay freshmen forward Terrance Thompson defends Minnesota 7-footer Liam Robbins, at Williams Arena in Minneapolis on Nov. 25, 2020 (PHOTO: GreenBayPhoenix.com)

Coming off a career-high assist and nearly a career high in points, Johnny Davis and the Wisconsin men’s basketball team host UW-Green Bay on Friday.

Davis, a La Crosse native, scored 15 points — two shy of the career-high 17 he dropped on Penn State last year — and five assists Wednesday in an 81-58 win over St. Francis.

Davis played 26 minutes, leading all Badgers. He was just 6 of 15 from the field. Shooting was something the sophomore guard struggled with last year, hitting just 44.1% from the field in averaging 7.0 points.

The Badgers destroyed UW-GB 82-42 last year.

It was a special game for Johnny Davis and his brother and teammate Jordan Davis. They were both on the court for a short time with Central High School teammate Terrance Thompson, who played 10 minutes.

Thompson, however, has transferred to Navarro College in Texas, an NJCAA school.

Navarro is 2-1. Thompson is averaging 11.3 points. He started last game, going 5-for-10 from the field in scoring 13 to go with seven rebounds and six blocks.

Host of WIZM's La Crosse Talk PM | University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point graduate | Hometown: Greenville, Wis | Avid noonball basketball player and sand volleyballer in La Crosse

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